dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Women are from big-ass houses, men are from pleading penury.

About the only "reassuring" thing about watching Phil and Georgia fight over something that should probably have been decided before they got married is that their struggle to buy a house follows along a very familiar template. This is because like most of the adult women in the strip, Georgia wants a great big beautiful home with all the trimmings in order to scratch a psychological itch and also to impress what I call The Quality Women. Meanwhile, Phil is like most men in overestimating how much all of this is going to cost and pleading poverty when faced when investing "his" money in something he doesn't really care about.

This leaves us dealing with another familiar pattern: instead of discussing the issue rationally like sane adults, the slap-happy couple give in to the irritating tendency to engage in passive-aggressive bullshit. She sells off all of the stuff of his that she has no immediate use for or sympathy with like a mother disposing of her son's funny books and he tries to cheap-ass his way through the move to punish her for trying to spend him into the poorhouse.
Tags: freefloating commentary, phil versus georgia

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