2003-12-12 18:47:05 ET|
So something kinda interesting played itself out at work.
Because I go to school, college funding comes up a lot with the people I work with. One of my co-workers, Doug, announced that he was saving all he could for his children (of 9 and 11). Brooke (another co-worker) told us about how her parents refused to help her pay for school.
She was too young to be separate from her parent’s earnings, so she stuck without any financial aid. Her only chance to get out of this was to show proof of abuse or get married. So she got married. She and one of her best friends, who happened to be gay, married for convenience. They stayed married until they were out of school. Her divorce was finalized about three months ago.
While I found this to be amusing, Doug got angry at Brooke. Making off the wall accusations like “If I were gay would you marry me too?” He felt that what Brooke did was wrong and actually refused to talk to her the rest of the day.
Just for the sake of conversation.. what do you think about marriages of convenience?