On February 7th, 2011, 33-year-old Leon Walker will appear before a Michigan court. His offense? Reading his wife, Clara Walker’s, private e-mail—a crime that could carry a 5 year prison sentence. CRAZYTOWN!
After becoming suspicious that his wife was cheating on him, Leon used their shared laptop to log into her Gmail account, at which point he discovered that …
Because frankly, I know a lot of women who’d make a perfect examples of “not listening very well.” Ever.
According to a new poll from the Associated Press-Petside, a third of married women claim that their pets listen better than their spouses might. The poll also stated that 1 in 10 pet owners discuss their problems with their pet and report that their pet seems “empathetic” while listening.
Okay, I get it. Cats and dogs and whatever else are always loyal to their owners and sometimes it can come across as worship or whatever … I know, I’ve had dogs in my life. Some pets are more loyal to one owner than the other and it probably makes the lucky owner feel good.
However, to really believe that your pet understands you better than someone you married — your spouse, for crying out loud — is a little ridiculous, if I say so myself. While I believe that pets have a different kind of intuition than humans might and while I freely admit that all dogs to to heaven, they’re animals. They communicate and show love and respect, but they are no substitute for a mutually reciprocal relationship where problems are encountered, discussed and worked through. Anyone who thinks that is the case is sorely mistaken.
What I’d be curious about is how many women as opposed to men actually took part in this poll and how many of these women (as opposed to men) also feel that they have already-existing marital problems.
While it’s a cute idea that pets are companions who understand (because they are!), it’s really kind of biased to claim that they listen better than men.