When it comes to other people’s relationships, I may as well have my own little advice column on Match.com. I find it pretty easy to surmise whether or not people are attracted to each other, or if the relationship they are in is going to last. So I was not surprised this week, when the ‘power couple’ in the supermarket I work in called it quits.
Both jumped out of long term relationships and dived into another one together, both have a son about the age of three, and one was a manager in a position of authority. A blind man could have seen it coming. The bad thing about working in a shop is that there was no way this was going to be kept quiet, nothing ever is. So now you get the separation period, where everyone has to pick a side. This time it seems to be favouring the girl. Now I’m all for women’s rights, but for people to be gossiping about a man who broke up with his girlfriend because he wanted to spend more time with his kid just seems plain wrong. It is the kids who end up the worst out of this scenario, as the girl actually brought her son into work to ‘say goodbye to him’.
Another example, next week we have a girl who is returning from maternity leave. She is coming back to find that her ex has returned to become the manager, the ex she split from, becoming pregnant to another about two months later. Again, he is being made out to be the bad guy. He stuck with her for four years, raising her first child as his own. Only for her to break it off, now he is happily engaged and there is trouble brewing. Why is it always the man’s fault, especially when there are kids involved? It just isn’t right. With the whole Ryan Giggs debacle this week it just adds to the bad precedent for men who are trying to find love in the world. A precedent they really don’t need. Women, well at least the women in my shop are just as bad as men. I know what you’re thinking though, how do we ever get any work done?