Grandma constantly stated, вЂњThere is not a cooking pot therefore crooked I donвЂ™t ever recall my grandmother actually saying this, but when my dad recently repeated this old adage, I laughed so hard I nearly fell off my chair that you canвЂ™t find a lid to fit. I became sure I had heard every well-meaning, backhanded praise about single individuals, but that one ended up being new.
Thankfully their remark had not been fond of me personally, or just about any other singles for instance. Previously that time, my father and I also had come across a couple that is particularly quirky which later evoked a conversation as to what it will take to stay faithful despite our imperfections. Hitched for longer than 40 years, my parents definitely understand anything or two about sticking together, which prompted my grandmaвЂ™s now famous saying about cookware and their covers that are complementary.
I had laughed aloud only at that silly aphorism as it embodies a lot of for the urban myths and stereotypes about solitary individuals: the culturally embedded expectation that everybody is destined become hitched, the subsequent myth that life just isn’t complete until such time you say вЂњI do,вЂќ and also the painful recommendation that there has to be something amiss if youвЂ™re not in a committed relationship.