A few days back, I happened to overhear a bizarre conversation. Two women were talking to each other loudly oblivious of me. I could follow the conversation because they were talking loudly, and I was sitting close to them. They were not bothered by my presence. Interestingly, the two women were talking about a man. In normal circumstances, this conversation should be interesting for me. Instead, it turned out to be a bizarre one as it was about a weak man who succumbed to temptations.
The adjectives of the man, our protagonist, were deduced by me after what was being discussed by the women. The man had recently divorced his wife. Apparently, the two women knew the man and his wife. So the divorce came as a surprise. The reason was infidelity. The man was having an affair with another woman. At this point, they decided to investigate the man's reason for straying. Without realizing, they were giving the man a clean chit. According to one of the woman, the man was in a job where there were a lot of "beautiful" women walking around him. So she understands his predicament. Hearing her stand, I hit the stop button on my eavesdropping machine.
I should be glad when the opposite sex justifies the actions of men. But I was disturbed. Is it a foregone conclusion that men will go wrong? Are men so lacking that they need justification for all their actions? Are men so weak that they can't fight temptation?
Tags: Musings, Men, Women, Infidelity