Warning: the following post is chock full of generalizations and gender stereotypes. My only defense is that it’s all true.
The captain of a whaling ship was getting ready to go on another ten-month voyage. His long-suffering wife pleaded with him: “Won’t you send me a letter this time? Just one little letter. It would mean so much to me to hear from you, when I’m so worried and lonely when you’re gone.” She nagged and nagged, and finally he agreed. He didn’t see the point, but if it would make her happy, he would send a letter.
Two months went by. Three months . . . eight months went by. And finally the mail steamer arrived and lo and behold, there was a letter from the...READ MORE