Friday, September 3, 2010

The man in the closet

My mother-in-law has a saying: "There's a Jack for every Jill."

When you look at the online gallery of mugshots in the Trentonian's story about the pile of Bloods gangsters rounded up on Wednesday night, I would like to think that maybe my mother-in-law was wrong about a few Jacks.

Alas, these lads were all found hiding in the homes of their girlfriends.

It isn't that the men in question are physically unappealing — they all seem attractive enough — that I'm dismayed that the arrestees all have women willing to hide them. It's that their despicable choices SHOULD take them completely out of the gene pool — the stuff on the inside — but that isn't the case. True, there are more women than men in our society, yet, I bet all of us know at least a few single men who are not currently running from the law. That these Trenton women would partner up with antisocial dirtbags when there are ANY other non-criminal single men out there, is befuddling to me.

Girls, you gotta step it up. Maybe you like bad boys, or you like the stuff they give you. But these men are unworthy of your affection because they destroy and abuse other people; there's a good chance you might become his next target. You need to think better of yourselves and not hang out with men like this; if you don't do it for yourselves, do it for your children. Your kid will think it's normal to aspire to be like the man hiding in the closet while the po-po raids the apartment. It's not normal. That's awful.

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