Who’s Picking Up The Check?

Are men wimpy or are women stingy? Dealing with the paracosm or invented universe known as modern dating.

Courtesy of Dreamstime

In all the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies I’ve never seen Jack Sparrow — or anyone else — pick up a single tab.

Wage disparity meant men continued picking up the check. It was considered downright wimpy if they didn’t. Post-war men hated being called wimpy.

“We’re taking a HUGE risk going on a date with a man,” she explained. “We meet you in public places to ensure we don’t end up in pieces in a trash bag.”

“What utter nonsense,” Hermitia replied.

“I make girls pay for my meals. They’re the bitches, I’m the pimp needs his motherfucking Del Taco macaroni and cheese bites.”

The wimps will have to consider the future — with or without their Ironman suits.

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

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