Reading the paper and eating my breakfast this morning, I came across an article about the "Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anniston breakup." Good heavens, I thought, what can there possibly be to say that would take up 1/4 of a page in the NEWSPAPER? I mean, People Magazine, The National Enquirer, The Star, etc, etc, etc, sure. They're full of nothing else. But the Startlegram????
So, against my better judgement, I read the article. And the snorting began:
How could they do this to us?
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston left countless admirers feeling dumped when they announced last weekend that they were breaking up.
"I can't tell you how many people have said to me, 'If they can't make it, who can?'" said Ken Baker, West Coast executive editor for Us Weekly magazine, speaking by phone Monday from Los Angeles.
You don't need to have been at the wedding in 2000 to feel jilted.
"It's kind of depressing; I'm a single girl myself, and it's like there's no hope," says Michelle Biggs, who lives in Sacramento and is 35, the same age as Aniston. "I was hoping it would turn out to be forever."
Now, let's see, If they can't make it, who can?, hmmmmm. Let's see. My mom and dad. My grandparents. My aunt and uncle. My cousin and her husband. Alice and Bill. Me and PapaC. Just to name a few.
Wait. We don't count????
Oh, that's right. We're not rich, famous, thin and beautiful and on the cover of every magazine. We don't count.
And poor, poor Michelle: "It's like there's no hope." Well, dang, I guess you're right. If Brad and Jennifer are on the outs, marriage as an institution must be on its last legs.
Too much could be said. Too little charity to say it with.