For years and years, when my male friends would talk about some girl/woman who they admired for her physical beauty, usually on full display, I would say something along the lines of "She is someone's daughter. Someone's most treasured child. They probably pray for her all the time."
And my male friends would reply "Why do you ALWAYS think that???"
And I would ask "Why don't you EVER think that????"
And they would blush, look at the ground, scuff their toes on the floor, and such filth would cease to flow from their mouths.
To be fair, these "treasures" were often making very good money from all the "admiration", as is their right, within certain boundaries, in certain zoning parameters in certain cities.
With that said, I could kind of excuse it before we all had children. After that, I brought out the wooden spoon. If no wooden spoon was available, I used my hand, flat against their chests. They (usually) took it like the men they were.
I thought maybe "it" (maturing, viewing children as children instead of sex objects) only happened to women.
It is my great pleasure to tell you that I was wrong, and now I have proof!!
Please take the time to read the following article, which is very short.
Adam Carolla has written a book. May I just say how refreshing it is to see this man again now that he has had children? I remember him from a pretty horrible MTV show that he did with Dr. Drew, called Loveline. From what I can remember, I was appalled at the show at the time, and that was when I was still young. From what I can remember, Dr. Drew shone as the thoughtful and practical "good guy".........but I would not have guessed, at that time, (or perhaps that "age") that Dr. Drew was such a wuss as to call someone to change a tire. In his own driveway! That is just embarrassing, and would be even to me, a mere woman.
For shame, Dr. Drew. Even I can change a tire, sir. (slapping you on each cheek, with leather gloves)
Just to prove it, I can tell you that it is possible to put a tire on backwards, making your car seem to just "lock up" at the very moment you think everthing is all right, even if it is 3am. That is something you wouldn't know if you had never even TRIED to change a tire. Just to be fair I will 'fess up to the fact that probably, if you have changed a tire and put the new one on backwards, by that time a cop has stopped, and rather than know how to change a tire, he knew how to call a wrecker, and how very nice the wrecker guys are, at least in Platte City Mo. I mean, you can hardly even blame them for laughing. It is pretty funny. It is quite possible that two girls would have figured it out on their own, without all the "help" from a certain city cop. But that's neither here nor there. We didn't get raped or anything either. I guess it all evens out.
Not to get on Dr. Drew's case, here. I have a lot of respect for him still, and have learned a LOT of horrible facts of life from his Celebrity Rehab. But I must say, now, at this time, (or perhaps at this "age"), he does not strike me as a man who can change a tire. He is the first one on the list to call for a herione addict or a crackwhore, but not to change a tire. How sad.
What is this world coming to????
And who would have ever thought Adam Carolla would turn out to be one of the adults, let alone a good man? You can tell he has had children. I am hoping he had at least one daughter. At any rate, I am certain that his mother, at least, must be VERY PROUD!
I can only hope he will get the attention of men everywhere, inspiring them to put down the hair color, forget about tanning and be men instead. Otherwise, I don't even know where this is all going to end up. It's about to scare me to death as it is.
Now, that is what I call hope!