I was writing some stuff then, so I told them to wait. While waiting, one the 8 year olds asked me if I was married.
Without looking up and still doing my work, I answered,'Yes'.
If yes, then where is your wedding ring?
Still occupied I blurted, 'No ring'.
But if you don't have a ring, ladies will think you are not married, and they will like you!
Now that she got my attention, 'Really?'. I found that really amusing, and almost laughed. But I just put on a serious front.
Yes! So you better get a ring quickly.
How do I do that?
How do I know, I'm just a little kid.
Oh, now she says that.
Today I got free advice on the time for one (a guy) to get married. This time from a guy. All year long, I've been listening to my female colleagues pestering me about marriagedom. So today, it was a dude to dude thingy. He's actually a longtime friend of my Dad. A retired teacher who is on temporary contract in my school. Some of the guys were hanging around my table during recess and the topic of me+marriage came up. The guys were telling me almost the same thing I got from the womenfolk. But my Dad's buddy had different opinions. This is what he told me.
No doubt your age is ripe for marriage. But it is not wrong or a bad decision for you to wait a little longer. Because then, you will be a more experienced person in life, being more prepared thus being a very good prospect of a husband. You will be worth so much more than you are now.
Wise words. How can you not be convinced when someone with his hair totally white tells you this. My grandmother told me I should save money for the time when I have a wedding reception. What if I told her, I'm saving money...for an iPod Touch :D LOL