“He has to be Catholic,” I said. “Well Anglican or whatever. That’s a must. Can I give you the rest of the specifications?”

She did the arms-folding thing that people do when they’re thinking ‘Let’s hear it..’ and said, “Let’s hear it…”

“Okay so One: he has got to be Catholic. Two: he’s got to be, say, twenty-seven or twenty-eight…”

“I don’t know people that old!! All the guys I know are like around twenty-four or five! How am I supposed to find someone that age?!”

“I don’t’ know! You said you’d find me Mr.Right, so I’m giving you the specifications! Age is crucial! He has to fit into that age slot at least! You know how men are. They don’t mature. They just don’t. Thus we go for someone older than me with the hope that they would by some divine intervention perhaps, be a tad bit mature.”

“Really? You think being twenty-eight would make them any mature?”

Shoulders slump slightly. “A girl can hope surely?”

Eyebrows raised.

Shrug. “Okay well anyway, listen. Three: He has to be taller than me. I’m 5’4.”

Sighs. “I don’t know very many tall people. All the guys nowadays are pretty short. You know that! Besides, short people have their advantages…” said with a waggle of the eyebrows.

“So they do. I still prefer taller. Four: he has to be financially stable. I’m getting old and I cannot age while he gets his act together.”


“Five: he has to be single,” holds hands up, “I know, I know, that should go without saying but trust me, I’ve figured out from experience that it has to be said. You need to be pretty clear about everything.”


“Six: he has to be sane. You’d be surprised at the number of psychotic people you get out there. It’s a scary world. Seven: he should have decent teeth and no stomach. Eight: he should be able to take care of himself. That disqualifies smokers and alcoholics. By taking care of himself, I mean physically, financially and publicly. I mean if he can’t take care of himself, how can he take care of me right?” *Breathes* “That’s it. That is it. Is that asking for much?”

“Of course not!  I mean a girl’s got to have her standards right?”

“Right..” *coughs*  “I’m going to end up single for the rest of my life aren’t I…?”


  1. Oh! #08 requirement you told me is missing here! Ewwww! Seems like someone decided to give another someone a chance! 😛 😀

  2. psychodoodle says:

    did i tell u a different #8? 😐 i dont remember now…. and give whom a chance? i’m not talking about anyone in particular here…

  3. Sy says:

    Mission Impossible??? I should scold you, but I guess you’re getting a little old for that.

  4. Sy says:

    Not finished. The guys not maturing remark, I agree/disagree. It’s a difference in priorities/perspectives between men and women. We think we are mature. We just try to not get too involved in it.

  5. Sisterdoodle says:

    Hey lil Sis…You have stolen the statement I made..The very same one I explained about how the single criteria of how “a man should be able to simply look after himself” sums up all the worldly requirements any woman will want in a man!!! :p…..*sigh* oh well as long as women kind benefit it, oh what the hell!

    Mission impossible 6 continues….awaiting the dramatic climax! ..*motion picture theme song fades in the back ground*

  6. […] PSYCHODOODLE – An awesomely witty dog lover and a pure bred Sri Lankan. Man hunter/ man slaughter! (Kidding!) But guys, you should stalk her starting from Mission Impossible 6! […]

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