Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Tiger in the place is a bam bam

Not Tiger the dancehall artist from the late 80s early 90s. I'm talking about Tiger formerly Elridge Woods. Yea don't think I forgot ya real name son.

Anyway as everyone in the free world knows by now Tiger is probably at this minute on his way to get married in Barbados. Hooray for Barbados! Free press is usually a good thing. Of course all this talk about Barbados and the rich and famous marrying there will now lead to more rich and famous visiting, then wanting to buy land, then the land prices going up even more and a poor local son of the soil like me not being able to afford even an outhouse. Cuhdear!

So my whole blog on Tiger got totally messed up today. This morning I woke up and was ready to drop some serious issues in regard to Tiger's marriage to whatever she name; the Swedish nanny. No I wasn't going to go into the whole inter-racial thing or why there is a perception that black men when they reach a certain level seem to feel the need for white women on their arm. Hey that is the perrogative of Elridge and whoever else wants to do that. I ant got no problems with that. In fact when I get rich and famous and Halle Berry, Gabrielle Union, Sanna Latham, Mary J Blige and all dem gal so already accounted for don't hate me when I marry Jessica Alba. Oh wait a minute she mixup mixup so she don't really count. Oh wait another minute I already married too, I almost forgot. Oh well you know when you rich and famous you have to change spouses, its a given.

Anyways what I was going to rant on about though was Tiger marrying this nanny. The woman is a nanny, a domestic, the hired help. What is he doing? Hold on now, don't cuss me yet. I'm, not saying she is beneath him or anything so......well not directly anyways because social status should not play any part in love. But my issue was why is it that a man like Tiger with big money,class, prestige and all sort of big willy-ness will marry a woman who ant bringing nothing to the table besides a pretty face BUT (and this is a big ol butt like LL used t rap about) say the roles were reversed and it was a rich woman in Tiger's position. That rich woman wouldn't in most cases even chat with the hired help. She could be lonely, lonely, lonely and talking with her girlfriends every day about how there ant no good men left out there, all the good men gone or gay or married or in wheelchairs or does talk Chinese language that she don't understand. Meanwhile Fred the Butler might be there walking around next to her every day looking real real nice in his uniform press crisp with his shirt tail tucked in and his face clean shaven and smelling sweet and is a smart fellow that given half a chance would give her a good conversation and be real nice and care for her and treat she like a queen. But no all she seeing is the uniform serving her drinks while she chatting with the rich crowd and not the man and in the meanwhile she complaining about how the good men more scarce than pork in Saudi Arabia.

So I was going to talk about that but then I realize that the girl is a model so that trumps the nanny aspect. My wife sit down and laugh at me because she know I was warming up to let loose, run amok if you will on the women but finding out that the woman is a model was like the security frisk me and took away my AK-47 and ammo and now obviously I cant go on about her nannying.

BUT (and this but so big it is a budunkadunk) she didn't know I find another gun, recharge the ammo clip and I still firing because I just had a thought on how to save my argument.

So here it is. Tiger (a man) meets the nanny (a woman obviously not of his riches, status etc) when she was nannying (remember that tune nanny wine down low?) and he check her out, talk to her then found out she is a model and they hit it off and bram two or three years later don't look but they are getting married. Everyone follow that?

NOW say it was a rich woman lets call her "Leopardess" (cause she cant be tigress cause that is the Swedish nanny). Now say the situation switch up and "Leopardess" see a young fellow at a little high society function as a security guard. Do you really think she is going to cozy up to this fellow and find out that he is more than a security guard he is a fellow with potential trying to raise some money to put himself through lets say Law school. You think Leopardess was going to do that? You feel she would even notice this fellow? No she is going to see him and dismiss him one time and go on chatting with the friends about how there are too few good men out there left. I lie?

So after all of this lotta long talk and illustration with Tiger and "leopardess" the point of the matter is why is it that men will give any woman a chance but women all about this status thing with the fellows. How come women wont give a poor fellow with potential a chance like how Tiger do the Swedish nanny.

Ya see the double standard?

12 comments:

Campfyah said...

Man dem ein nuh double standards.....so wha if de girl did a black nanny who is really a model, but did working as a nanny while she mek it big in de modeling world....yuh think he woulda tek she on...or say if de fella did white and de girl did a black model...well ley we rule out David Bowie, cause yuh kno he marred Iman and dem been marred fuh donkey yrs now....

But ah think dat if de woman did a rich white or black, chinee, yellow woman dat did lonely, yea she woulda ghi de poor pool cleaner who look real good ah piece and maybe marred he..but looka Terry McMillian, ups and went tuh JA and butt up pun dis rasta fella ok so maybe he din a rasta, but de fella did working in a bar, and she snatch he up and carh he back tuh LA and put he up in she big mansion and thing....wait...duh still marred doh....so yuh see um ein really double standards.

But wid a fella like Tiger, who ein all black, you really expected he tuh marred a black woman and get pickey hair children...wha wrong wid yuh doh

4panist said...

you seem to have missed one nuance here. Women do sometimes go for guys who are "below their standing", especially if the guy seems to have potential. it's when a guy has potential and does nothing to act on that potential that things start to be a probem. So don't hate on a sister for supporting a guy for...only so long.

Jdid said...

camp I stand by muh comments. its a double standard. women have a tendancy to look down on men if they aint got the tangible signs of success. I aint using the word gold diggers .....yet but it does come to mind. and for every terri mcmillian and roberta flack ya gine find 5 or 6 rich wuns that aint gine do dat.

Jammy said...

Men are more inclined to marry below their station as their egos cannot handle a woman who is in equal standing with them...Its the need to always be in control that drives that.
For a woman whenever we have achived we're more inclined to marry men who are our equals as in that way we can reduce the ego tripping. Most men cannot handle their woman making/having more money than they do.

Having said that women have done and continue to do that and what happens is that once "Mr. Potential" has arrived he ups and goes off with some upstart who can make him feel big.

Jdid said...

In that case jammy the women are missing out and I for one will ignore any talk about the lack of good men since women are characterising good men as only men who are of equal standing which is a bit of a narrow minded approach in my opinion.

Jammy said...

See Jd thats part of the problem with men and women....
You are dismissing aldy's claim that there are no good men around...hello that's a fact some y'all got so much shit its oozing out......just as you have the right to decide to marry whomeever tickles your fantasy so do I.
BTW what you may considr to be a good man may be totally different for me.
Most women wnat a man with whom they can converse comfortably....that eliminates quite a few eh.

Jdid said...

well jammy it aint really like all wunnah is the pick a de litter either but I am just saying that many women are being narrow-minded by looking only for certain men (read men of a certain social standing) and limiting their prospects and then having the audacity to complain about their lack of prospects. hey doan tek it personal

Xaymacan said...

Jdid, bretheren, the I is right on the money. Women are full of big speech about how they will check for a man, irrespective of his status and thing. When you come right down to it, they don't live up to it more time. Dem always run gone with the man with nuff dollars and profile. Is like say all of this equality ting never did gwaan.

Jammy said...

Xay, Jdid
I don't kno wbout other sisters but me nuh wnat no sufferer or no mr Potetial....that concpet is all played out. Paid my dues there and got nothing to show for it. Most men CANNOT handle a woman who has more status and power than he does...y'all go tripping and try to be manipulative and tahst drama I can well do without. So I say I'll marry someone who is at least on equal standing that way we'll reduce or eleiminate that kinda drama.

Xaymacan said...

Jammy, me no know bout them youth de whey yu did pay dem dues with, but me is a man whey love a smart, successful woman. If she a do better than me, me naan go fight gainst her, she deserve me respect, a di two a we a forward in the world.

Jdid said...

but Jammy ya gettin too serious. read the name of the blog and the fine print :-)

Jammy said...

nah, JD I am just keeping it real. I've seen too many of my friends and myself included take up a man who with potential and end up getting shafted once he has achieved the potential. So if we seem reluctant to go that route......ya'll cant blame a girl eh :)