Saturday, October 10, 2009

By Luck Or Design Long Life Is In Her Degrees

Dude listen. And listen real well.
Research conducted by the Swedish Institute for Social Research in Stockholm point to the fact that an educated wife is the best thing any man can wish for. Lol.
The gist of this clever research is this simple: If you want to enjoy a long happy life, marry a highly educated woman. In other words go for the ones with the highest academic titles: the doctorates as in PhDs, DScs, LLDs etc. I suggest you keep a printed copy of this research for your own good. As you are aware, the sisters with strings of letters after their names will, as expected, question your audacity for even trying to ask them out. All you would have to do henceforth is shut up and hand her a copy of the research findings.
If you are unable to land any of those with the highest academic letters, at least take an aim at those with MAs, MScs,MPhils,LLMs,MEngs. Do you copy?

The second inference from the research is that you have a reasonable scientific excuse or even responsibility to ditch your current one with only a BA, BSc, BCom as soon as you land that beautiful professor.
If your current does not have anything higher than a HND, I suggest you cease talking to her altogether. You will be dead before you could say 'honey'. Unless of course you want to be placed on the endangered species list. Do you still copy?
Men in African societies, especially those of us with academic insufficiency( ie without a PhD), are socially primed to tie the knot only with women with a string of degrees or qualifications inferior to ours. This patriarchal dispensation has ensured that many of the sisters who have obtained higher degrees are ostracised and punished for being book long.
Now the floodgates have finally been opened. So hunters go for the big fish. Yeeeeeehaaaaaa!
Not only must we encourage our wives, mothers, sisters and daughters to go for the highest degrees available, we must also push them to upgrade their academic arsenals as often as is possible. Otherwise no sane man will hang around them any longer. Get that?

As for me, I am going to literally drag my sweetheart to go for that degree she has been dreaming of all this while. My reasons for opposing that pursuit are no longer valid.
After all 100 years is my minimum expectation henceforth.

8 comments:

Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

Lol. Clever, clever clever. I like this one because it is audacious. You really come up with certain angles, huh? I will read it over and over again and see if it serves as a blueprint for a new experiment in my life.

posekyere said...

A new experiment in your life, huh?
I like that.
thanks NY.

Denise said...

Interesting research Posekyre. I still remember my days at University where the belief then was that if you didn't find a boyfriend before you left university you were doomed. Worse still if you decided to go and get a second degree! Curious what this research will mean for my status as well - lol!

posekyere said...

Eureka!!! How clueless I have been. Now I see why the ladies were sticking around longer during the final year.Lol.
Degrees bling bling is the winning approach. Ladies flaunt those degrees in such a way that the guys you really dig will notice. Denise,I am guessing you are being searched for right now. Come back quickly from the Seychelles!
Enjoy your stay

Esi W. Cleland said...

Oh no! So you mean I shd have finished that damn PhD? What will happen to my husband now?

posekyere said...

This is what I am saying, Ohemaa.
I am convinced that brainiac Esi is well able to tie down for eternity the man in your beautiful life.
Having said that let him know that if he keeps being the good man that he is, pretty soon you will tie down the PhD as well. Hehehe.
Bless You and yours!

Femme Lounge said...

some interesting research, but how practical are their suggestions are in real life. does it guarantee a better marriage?

posekyere said...

Yes, Femme lounge.
All things being equal, this research will have a negligible to minimal impact on how men and women make decisions on whom they fall in love with and eventually marry.
It is educational though.