Monday, July 28, 2008

The Great PG Wodehouse

My house of wood (body of bones if you will) has often been set on fire by the laughter 'riot' better known as P.G. Wodehouse

The reason why I happened to remember him today is because I was planning to share something about men and women. Relationships, breakups, candle lit dinners, movies, love, hate, arguments, marriages, divorces and the endless list of things you attach to the phenomena of a man and woman trying to share time and space is quite extra-ordinary.

My favorite topics often feature these two specimens and what each thinks and how they interact with each other. I think they make wonderful loser stories.

Women are these days fighting for equality. I find this trend disturbing. Why do they want to take a step down from their pedestals (on which they often place themselves with the help of lover devotees) and want to be equals? Anyways, if that's what they choose, then that's what they will have coz which man (in his right senses and remembering the mantra: 'live in peace or die in peace but peace, peace, peace') has ever denied a woman what she wanted.

The whole idea of a basic conflict in persona types of men and women that neither of them understood was very matter-of-fact'ly' presented by this great man Wodehouse. Let me quote him, "At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies."

This age difference, this generation gap is never bridged. Ofcourse there are some 80 year old men who have relationships with 18 year old women but those are rare cases of a man meeting Life for the first time on his deathbed - but not all are that lucky.

Anyways, more tidbits on the specimens will keep coming your way till the time I reach my 70s'. After that, I guess my poise may not allow me this luxury.

And yes, Wodehouse fans may please take some more inspiration from his quotes:

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