Hamster Time

Female friend: “I need to figure out what I want to do with my career.”

Me: “Are you not happy with your current job?”

[Boring conversation about her job]

Me: “What do you really want?”

Her: “I want to settle down and have a family.”

Me: “So you want to be a stay-at-home mom.”

Her: “Someone has to be with the kids.”

Me: “You’re confusing career with child-rearing [and your biological ultimatum to reproduce]. Those are two separate issues.”

She’s in her early 30s and has been approached only by older men. But she values herself higher than these creepsters and wants to find The One who will be perfect in every area she’s imagined.