Marriage is not just a piece of paper
Wife: Do you know what I want?
Me: World peace?
Her: No, nachos!
Some time ago, a buddy told me that he was (finally) getting married after living with his girlfriend for almost a decade.
When I asked him why, he reminded me that he had just come back from a vacation in Europe. Turns out he was involved in an argument with a local peddler.
Somehow, things spiraled from there and he ended up getting arrested.
But while locked up, his girlfriend wasn’t allowed to even visit him as she wasn’t a relative. She also wasn’t able to go back to the hotel to get his passport that day because she couldn’t prove she had a right to be in the room as he booked it with his hotel miles.
Only after the a day of waiting was she finally able to get in, get their passports, and clear up the matter.
Whenever someone says that “Marriage is just a piece of paper” I shake my head with disbelief. They’re only focusing on the emotional part of it – which I also don’t believe is true – and not on any of the legal and societal aspects.
Recently, just heard about another friend going through something similar here.
Marriage is a lot more than just a piece of paper. Even if you don’t think so, the rest of the world does.
Me: Look at it this way, now you two need a court order to break up.
Him: Is that a good thing?
Me: (laughing) It is in my case.
Location: start of a new work week
Music: All on my own I don’t think that I’d have fared so well
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