Wednesday, July 04, 2007

For money or for love?


This isn't a rehash of zewt's post about which guy to fear more, but rather a simple question of which you would rather have. And this is the answer I overheard of a conversation between two colleagues:

A: Which would you rather have? Money or your husband?
B: You mad ah? Money of course!
A: Don't you want your husband?
B: No need him la.
A: Don't say like that, after you will regret when you're old and there's no one in your life.
B: So what? If I got money, I can find myself a gigolo.

I happen to know that colleague B's husband is a nice man who looks after the children and the house while she doesn't have to lift a little finger to do anything. And I also know that when he calls her, she has little patience to speak to him and always barks / is curt with him. And in case you're wondering, he is well off enough to afford a nice condo in pricey Mont Kiara area and she drives a big car and wears/uses expensive stuff. And she still wants money over him? *shakes head*

There is a saying that goes - Out of the desires of the heart, the mouth speaketh. Maybe that's what she truly wants. You may call me idealist but I believe that marriage is for life. It's not something to play around with. I'm not so idealist as to think that there won't be problems along the way, but I do think that if both parties really want to they can work it out.

So as for colleague B, I dunno what to say except use her own words... You mad ah?

17 spins:

Misha said...

Mish thinks that one cannot be too demanding .. must try to be happy with what he/she has :)

hehehe .. am I wrong? Forget about it if I am wrong hahaha :)

L B said...

I think when push comes to shove, a lot of the answers may change.. It's easy to choose now, either money or companion.

may said...

hmmm... she mad ah? maybe, maybe not. it all depends on what makes her happy, I suppose.

angel said...

I've seen wives like this too... it's really scary... *shrugs*

giddy tiger said...

Sounds like she married him for the money. Poor guy. Whatever happened to for richer or for poorer?

rinnah said...

misha: 5 happy happy hugs for you!!!

Yes, mishmish, you have the correct idea! Must be happy always!

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l b: 3 answered hugs for you!!

I hope I never have to choose... *shudders*

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may: 1 wondering hug for you!

Whatever floats her boat, hor? But for me I couldn't do that. Don't think so.

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angel: I used to think they only existed in movies but sadly they are real...

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giddy tiger: I agree with all you said. The saddest part is she claims to be a Christian. *shakes head*

Chen said...

wah.. she never treasures what she has. Can someone slaps her????

zewt said...

Out of the desires of the heart, the mouth speaketh

Very true indeed...

narrowband said...

I hope there are still nice girls who don't go all gaa-gaa over money too much, and would appreciate her bf/hubby above anything else. Such traditionalist, me. Anyway, tell me if you know any (who're not taken, duh), and tell 'em don't give up on the old-fashioned guys. There're still some around. Hahaha!

Leonard said...

i guess the husband will be very hard if he heard what his wife had said...

*shake head*

ehon said...

aiyoo! if me, i sure choose both. :D aiya, got both why wanna choose only 1 right? :D

Pink Elle said...

Well, I guess different people look for different things. Although if the guy can afford to buy a nice condo in Kiara and a big car for her, what else does she want? A bungalow in Kenny Hills?!

rinnah said...

chen: That's what I thought so too. She is so lucky, but still... oh, I want to slap her everyday, even though that's not very Christian of me. *blush*

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zewt: I think it is 100% true in her case especially. LOL!

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narrowband: Dear nb, I am one of those nice girls. *grin* That is why I cannot stand people like that. Traditionalist is good. As long as you don't go all domineering male, that is. Heh. I'll spread the word that you're available!

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leonard: 0.0 ??? Hard? Or do you mean hurt? Hehehe. Can't really imagine a guy getting turned on by his wife preferring money over him. So I guess you mean hurt. I wonder if the husband knows all of this? I'm not going to tell him...

*joins leonard in shaking head*

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ehon: Wahhh... you greedy fella! One not enough, must have both ah? Tsk tsk tsk. LOL!

What if I said you can only choose one? Hehehe.

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pink elle: That is exactly what she wants, I think! She's very envious of anyone who has more / better / nicer things than her in life. Like this she will never be content with what she has...

healy said...

There is also a saying, one man's meat is another man's poison! So, different people have different wants. Nothing wrong.

However, to me, I just wanna make sure that I don't make a choice that I will regret later.

And, some people just like to say nonsense, but they just don't mean it at all.....

rinnah said...

healy: Hi and welcome to my blog!

I agree with you that one man's meat is another man's poison and what suits me would probably not suit her.

But still, to say such things... and I do believe that she means it. Very much so. :o)

narrowband said...

Wahh!! Hahahaha!! That is not necessary - lest I'll be known as M'sia's most desperate blogger!! *faints* Just spread the message "don't give up on old-fashioned guys" would do! :P

rinnah said...

narrowband: I think the title would be M'sia's most eligible bachelor? Hehehe...