I was in the cyber café, polishing a script. My manager liked the concept… a cross between “Sex and the City” and “Ugly Betty.”
She politely and quietly sat at a table while her dad went to the counter to purchase a carton of milk and a decadent looking chocolate cupcake.
I noticed something interesting.
While munching, this girl ignored everything else in the room and she had her eyes locked on her daddy as if he was the only important thing in the world.
She didn’t even pay much attention to the cupcake… except to break off chunks to place into her mouth. No, her dad was the only thing in her world.
It made me think about the Realtor® who helped settle my Dad’s estate. This guy was in his 60’s when he left his wife and married a younger woman… only to have another child.
He explained that when his children were little, they would run down the driveway yelling “DADDY!” They were so glad to see him.
When his youngest reached that age where she was like, “Dad, can you… like… just go away. You’re embarrassing me,” he felt he wanted to have somebody in his home who was happy to see him. Thus, the younger wife and new child.
In retrospect, it may have been cheaper for him to buy a dog. They are always happy to see you and, typically, don’t require a divorce to acquire.