Saturday, August 14, 2004
camp stories - chapter 3 : domestication
Well, it was a kinda leadership developement camp kinda thing. So there were loads of working adults. Some old men in their 40s and 50s as well. There is a trend I noticed even from when I was in uni.
As is the norm in the olden days, the guys go out to work, and the women stay home to clean, wash and cook. As a result, the males can't cook for shits and really can't survive on their own. That is why, last time, all the males get married to a younger woman. So that most probably they die first. Cause if their wife dies first, they are fucked. They have nobody to look after them.
At this camp, I saw first hand proof of that. Being a 10 day camp, no idiot is going to bring 20 pairs of underwears and shirts. So, we are forced to wash our own clothing. Or at least attempt to wash it. Those old buggers are really clueless on how to do it. Probably at home, their wives gave them a short lesson before they went for the camp. They brought all the necessary stuffs. Plastic brush, washboard, soap. But not the relevant skills. I was fucking laughing to myself watching these old buggers figure out the best way to hold the brush and position the washboard.
And even hanging wet clothes was quite fucking hilarious. Common sense tells you that you should try to get rid of as much water from the t-shirt as you can before you hang it to dry so that it dries faster. What the fuck is the point of hanging a dripping wet t-shirt to dry? Wring the fucking thing first!!
Don't even get me started on their cooking skills. Abso-fucking-lutely un-fucking-believable. Some of them don't even know how to use a can opener.
In stark contrast, another group which has the same characteristics as the old men -- young women. Times change guys. Nowadays, its the other way around. For the young people, the guys are more domesticated than the girls. They can cook better, they can iron clothes better, they can clean better, and they can fucking cook better! Oh, I mentioned the cooking thing already.
But fuck, what has happened to the world? No shits, these days, its fucking hard to find a girl who can cook. And I have even met girls who don't even know how to whip a fucking egg.