Marriage Dead PoolNovember 20, 2007
Nationally it seems like the divorce rate is still hovering around 50%, but literally NONE of my friends, who are all married and mostly with kids are getting divorced. Zero. I never thought about it until today, but that’s a weird statistical anomaly.
Counting off the top of my head, I can think of 20 couples from work, family, friends, the missus’ work, etc. And sure, some of those couples have already been through a marriage previously, etc, but in the last 10 years, none of the people I know have gotten a divorce. I’ve never had to have those”which one of the people in the marriage will I side with” or “I wonder if I can get back the wedding present” thoughts.
This must mean, logically, that somewhere there’s an alternajonson who is like the Grim Reaper for relationships. EVERY single one of his married friends must be either divorcing, separated, cheating and about to be caught, etc. Who is this scary fucker, and does he counter balance all of my statistical anomalies or just the divorce rate one? Because I’m also statistically very unlucky at sports betting, and if this dude got unhappy divorced friends but crazy lucky gambling, I’m not sure I got the better end of the deal. I mean, don’t get me wrong, friends who read this, I’m glad you’re not divorced. But at the same time, I really like gambling.