Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Be A Man!

Before my great-grandmother passed away, she offered me an interesting take on life. This was before I was married. She was no longer able to walk so she would just lie in bed and I would come into her room to check up on her and talk. My aunts were in the room with me when she told me:

"When you get married, you need to be a man. Get yourself a few concubines so that you can exert power over your wives and show all women how much power you have."

My aunts started chuckling while I tried to hold a straight face and did what I always do when she talks to me. I said, "Yes, great grandmother."

Then my aunts asked her, "So, did grandfather have concubines?"

She shot back, "NO! If he did, I would've killed him."