(in Cranbrook, BC)
Stereotypical Jewish mothers want their sons to be rabbis or doctors, or their daughters to marry rabbis or doctors. I wouldn’t recommend either in a husband. I mean – doctors, what tradeable and practical skills do they have? I guess if you need someone to drive all night on a road trip. But it’s not like he can simply pull out a scalpel and remove your appendix at home. Do you want your husband telling you what that bump on your back could be? And a rabbi would be useful for a direct conduit, but it’s not like that gets the roof repaired.
I married well. I thought ahead, considered my and my loved ones’ needs of the future and set out to land me a computer expert. It took me five years, but I finally got that proposal. And what has that gained me? A fully integrated home network, friends who believe they owe us a favour because of a computer fix, ultimate employability, and barterable skills.
Mothers – tell your daughters to look for the men who can do things – plumbers, electricians, hairdressers, carpenters, drywallers, computer technicians, landscapers, golf course back shop managers, mechanics, car painters, etc. It really will make life easier later.
July 14th, 2012 Extra-Ordinary: A new computer for my mother built by my husband. No maternal guilt on this trip!