Bette Tomlinson wrote:
> I am shocked and dismayed at the lack of response to this tantalizing
> conversational inspirer...
> Here is one idea--I thought that it was interesting that the men of
> Ireland were bemused, rather than threatened. I took this to indicate a
> confidence in the impossibility of American bachelors competing (which
> might be justified, unless they happen to be Celts...)
I've been trying to restrain myself. I am surprised Mr. (and
I use the term loosely) Campbell would be interested in Irish women.
In spite of all that rubbish about American women being too career
oriented, the real problem is that he is insecure and wants a woman he
can dominate. It is the old mail-order bride syndrome -- get a non-
English speaking woman from a Third World country, bring her to the
U.S. where she has no friends or family and cannot communicate well
enough to make friends quickly, live in an isolated location, and
she's yours to manipulate and control in any ways your shriveled
little heart desires. I'd think Irish women would be way over-qualified
for what Mr. Campbell and his clients have in mind. First, they speak
English. Second, they have received good basic educations. Third,
they would be able to adapt to the culture and make friends quickly.
Irish women have far too much on the ball for this lot of losers.
Before the men on the list go ape, I do not possess a sour
attitude toward men in general or toward most American men. But I
am infuriated by men who can only deal with women through weakness.
Where I live, there are men who shop for dates in the obituaries.
They look for older, single women listed as the sole survivor of a
parent. Some are looking for women with money. Others are looking
to take advantage of vulnerable women who are feeling lonely and
perhaps a bit desperate. One of my co-workers was snagged by one of
these neanderthals following the death of her mother. The man is
bleeding her dry financially. I depise anyone -- male or female --
who exploits other people for personal gain and I think that is
exactly what Mr. Campbell and his buddies are playing at.