Got Milk?

15 Feb




True or False?

“Men won’t buy the cow if the milk is free.”

Duh! True –  if he’s lactose intolerant.

With “A Little Valentine’s Day Straight Talk: Young women in college need to smarten up and start husband-hunting

Susan Patton has raised important issues regarding young women, men, marriage, and happiness.

Nina Bahadur makes good points in her response in The Huffington Post

Interesting opinion from a man “Susan Patton Told The Truth” by James Taranto

Alexandra Petri has a hilarious take in The Washington Post

Before we become sucked up by and scarred from the intellectual “Mommy Advice Wars” cat fight –

How about changing the question… “Will women buy the cow if the milk is free?”

Ellen DeGeneres may have a few thoughts on that?

OR simply “Will people buy the cow (or the bull) if the milk is free?”


Sometimes it’s just cheaper to rent. The maintenance is too high.

Most 20-Somethings won’t pay for their music, let alone their milk… if they can get it for free.

With adolescence now lasting ’til age thirty-nine, most 20-Somethings can’t conceive (PUN alert) of having to deal with fertility or family financial crises. Mortality isn’t on the radar either.

Bottom line: There are a multitude of variable factors in every woman’s (and man’s) individual situation. Any specific advice needs to be taken with a bucket of calming Epsom salt.

In love and marriage… it’s complicated.

What do you think?


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7 Responses to “Got Milk?”

  1. Mary Kay Morrison February 15, 2014 at 4:32 pm #

    This was great Barb….really enjoyed it!

    • Ms. Cheevious February 17, 2014 at 10:39 am #

      Are we talking milk or sex here? All I can say is, who says they are even lolling for milk?

      • Barb Best February 17, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

        We’re always talking sex :-)

  2. Jennifer Steck February 17, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

    It makes sense that if you want children, our clocks are ticking…tick…tick…tick. Guys don’t have that same issue so they may not have the same motivation to get married within a certain time frame. College is a good place to meet guys that share similar interests. Could it have been put better? Of course. But I think Patton had some good points and missed the mark on others.

    • Barb Best February 17, 2014 at 4:07 pm #

      Jennifer, I agree with you. Great point – it could have been put better. The archaic phrase, “buying the cow” makes me cringe.

  3. Walker Thornton February 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm #

    While I agreed with the article in one or two places, overall it was very ’50s’ in its outlook. A big sigh over what sometimes feels like 2 big steps backwards!

    • Barb Best February 17, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

      Sure – it’s the phrase – “buying the cow.” It’s important advice to evaluate in 2014. So much has changed (favorably for women and men) since the 1950’s.

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