I was talking to my brother the other night about plans for the future. Dan has been trying to figure out how long he needs to work as an engineer before he switches to a career that he is more passionate about. He wants to save money now so that if his future career doesn’t pay well, he will still be able to live comfortably. He told me that he thought he might be able to switch in about 10 years.
“Are you planning to get married?” I asked. “Because that could really change your plans.”
There was a long pause. “I’ve thought about that,” he said. “If I wind up with some girl who wants a new car every two years and clothes from expensive stores, that would really screw things up.”
“Is there some way to keep a girl from spending all my money?” he asked.
“Dan, I really think that if you love and trust the girl enough to marry her, you won’t have to worry about that,” I said.
“But guys are much more easily deceived than girls,” Dan protested.
“Why?” I asked. “Because you guys are so obsessed with boobs that you can’t think about anything else?”
“Yes. Exactly!” Dan said.