Got this in an email from a delightful single mom I know:
Once upon a time, there was a guy and a girl. One day the guy asked the girl, “Will you marry me?”
The girl thought about it and said: “No!”
And the girl went shopping, dancing, camping, drank martinis, always had a clean house, cooked only when she wanted to, did whatever the heck she wanted, never argued, didn’t get fat, traveled, had many lovers, saved money when she felt like it, and had all the hot water to herself. She went to the theater, never watched sports, never wore lacy lingerie, had high self esteem, never cried or yelled, felt and looked fabulous in sweat pants and was pleasant all the time.
Refreshing new take on “happily ever after,” eh?