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Seattle Times Article

I found this old story about Alex and I in the Seattle Times. I forgot that it was still up there.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/living/2001959417_singledads20.html


The Times found me through the group "Parents Without Partners" of which I used to be a member. The name of the group was kind of an oxymoron. Most of the female "parents without partners" really already had paired off with someone in the group quite quickly. There was one older member who was a prison guard. There is nothing wrong with that, but he fancied himself quite the ladies man and hit on all of the attractive women the instant that they set foot in a meeting, and would not leave them alone until they paired off or quit. He was very aggressive, did not catch a hint, and liked to tell the women that he wrestled naked prisoners in the shower for a living. Kind of like that scene in Airplane where the pilot asks the kid if he has seen a grown man naked - but more pathetic. Needless to say, most women ran from the meetings after meeting this fellow, and since he apparently had no life he was at every meeting. He didn't even have kids at home. His kids were all grown and out of the house. He would even come to the Chuck E Cheese events when parents took their toddlers to play the games, just so he could hit on young moms. I have no idea how he got into the group. Most of the people were very nice and reasonably functional. I was the youngest widow by far, however. Nearly everyone else was divorced. I really didn't have anything in common with them. I don't have any child support issues, no custody battles, no absentee parent, and my wife and I didn't want our marriage to end. Anyway, I felt less and less in common with the group and I am not part of it any more. Hopefully the crazy guy has finally paired off with someone who wants to hear his naked wrestling stories and the rest of the group can get on with things.

Comments

darney said…
Great article! How did the Seattle Times hone in on your for this? You're quite the celebrity, aren't you? :)

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