dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Anthony: "We're not losing a daughter, we're gaining a paymaster"

As promised, I'll go into more depth on why the Patterson family are getting more out of his upcoming marriage to Liz than he ever will. To use the least critical and most benign language possible, they piss their money away like idiots. It doesn't surprise me in the least that John and Elly were struggling in their first years because John couldn't be bothered to spend his money responsibly. To him, all Elly's talk about 'budgeting' and the 'need to think about the family first' was just so much gibberish. It was his money so he felt free to spend it on himself. Not that Elly is much better. All the economies she prides herself on can safely be qualified by the adjective 'false' owing to her refusal to learn what things cost and her blaming the banks and utility companies for her idiocy. Mike, if anything is even worse than his parents. That's because, sadly enough, he had a third parent whose advice took precedence over John's and Elly's: this parent was manufactured in Malaysia, ran on house current and had a nineteen inch screen. Not only has his lifetime of passive box-watching robbed him of the ability to look to his sides, thereby causing the odd robot-like behavior howtheduck commented on in his blog, it's also distorted his view of how the world works. Since the flickering blue parent tells him that not only must he buy things NOW (which he does), it also tells him mathematics and accounting are the province of the undesirable, the nerd. This is why he fails to mythologize Anthony like the others. Since Liz's love interest likes math, he barely rates as male in Michael's eyes. Deanna may know better than to blow her wad on shit like her in-laws but they don't listen to her, especially any complains about having to bail out the Noble Scribe. The only reasons I can see that the Pattersons aren't headed for bankruptcy court is that John made enough to cover their wasteful ways. Now that he's heading into retirement, they're heading into not-so-genteel poverty again. Anthony is gonna spend the rest of his life pulling his wife's family outta the financial holes they dug themselves. He may be a skeeze, but not even he deserves that.
Tags: blandthony, liz: whining martyr, money matters in foobistan, one big oblivious family

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