Monday, December 7, 2009

Say it Ain't So, Tiger!

Just in case you spent the past week living without electricity in order to earn some carbon credits (which will totally be worth something some FANTASY WORLD!), golfing star Tiger Woods was apparently cheating on his very hot wife and this very hot wife proceeded to beat the crap out of him. This got a lot of laughs out of late night comedians, which is kind of sad because we're still talking about domestic violence (and before you say he deserved to be beaten up because he cheated on his wife, ask yourself if that would be your reaction if it was Tiger beating up an unfaithful wife), but it also provoked some conversation with my co-workers.

Namely, why? After all, Woods seems like a pretty outstanding guy, especially in a day of athletes being thugs and trash. (Yes, I'm thinking of you, Steffi "Bulldozer" Graff-Agassi!) And here he was married to some Nordic valkyrie Viking woman who he probably could get to wear fur loin cloths and a horned helmet while yodelling in their opulent mansion. (Or am I the only one who would have done that?) The question we had was why does it seem that just about every celebrity athlete, performer or politician seems to cheat on their spouse? It certainly doesn't seem to mirror the general population.

The gang at work basically concluded that Tiger cheated because he has so many opportunities what with the fame and groupies and such, that it was only a matter of time before he gave in to temptation. This is a depressing conclusion--it sort of implies that if you're with someone who is faithful, it's not because you're so great or they're so morally upstanding--rather, their faithfulness is only due to a lack of opportunities!

I'd prefer to be an optimist and say that Tiger cheated because he got sick of the yodelling.

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