Bob Levey has a daily column in the comics section of the Washington Post. Part of today’s installment concerns the latest chapter in an ongoing saga of a DC-area husband going to his 10th high school reunion. Wife, in a new job with no leave built up yet, was going to stay home - until she saw an email he’d gotten from his high-school sweetheart, who was also going to be at the reunion. So she decided to go, too. As far as she was concerned, it worked out fine - and apparently for just one reason.
Well, just so long as we’ve decided what’s important. If Levey had at least said something to undercut that view of womanly worth, I’d have been happy, but there was nothing. He passed her tale along uncritically.
We’ve beaten the issue of weight to death here, of course. Reason for this thread is that I’m astonished that Levey decided to put that in the paper. If there were any other reasons why HS Sweetheart didn’t stand up to the test of time, they weren’t in the column. Levey’s been doing that column for 20 years, and he should know better by now - which is basically how I phrased my email to him.
He’s usually not a Neanderthal, so if you email him (addy is in the linked column), be polite in pointing out to him the error of his ways.