Sunday, January 12, 2020

Mike Leach on Marriage

What part of what this guy said was wrong?


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

On point but how dare he say it aloud!

Anonymous said...

When we got married my mother in law mailed out a detailed schedule that showed what every member of the wedding party was to be doing every minute of the weekend. As long as I didn't lose that paper I was fine. When our daughters got married I said 'We will donate $$ toward the cost of this wedding. Spend as much of as little of it on the wedding as you like. Tell us when and where you will be married.'
But yeah. it's all about the bride and her momma. Everyone else is a prop.

Anonymous said...

@6:54 - But yeah. it's all about the bride and her momma. Everyone else is a prop.


Anonymous said...

Never wear a white, powder blue or pink tux if either blueberry pie or hot dogs with mustard are being served at a reception. If you do and the tux is rented, you will pay full value for it plus a mark-up.

Anonymous said...

I think I'm gonna like this guy.

Anonymous said...

So true.

Another truth. Men don't usually care. Just tell us where and when and what to wear. It's your show babe . . . we're just along for the ride. (No pun intended . . .or was it?)

Anonymous said...

Well, he is speaking the truth. Some people don’t like to hear it though.

Anonymous said...

"Never wear a white, powder blue or pink tux."


Anything further is little more than superfluous explanation...the only possible exception is if you have scored a role in the Tarantino period-remake of "Love, American Pulp Fiction Style."

26 YRs Married to Low Maintenance Common Sense Girl said...

HER Idea. Blow it off. Fly to Nevada. Get married. Never look back.

Anonymous said...

I had to sit down a think about 11:59’s comment. Man...whoa...geeeez....what?......huh?.....hmmmmmm.....wait a minute, I’m about to swallow my vomit....golly gee willakers....daayyyuuummmm.... that must have been one heck of a classy wedding. About as classy as the one I saw where all the groomsmen and groom were wearing sleeveless tuxes. I know some people have a tight budget, but do yourself a favor if you have to make a spectacle and just elope. It will save us all from shaking our heads.

Anonymous said...

Coach Leach is a hoot and will be an entertaining coach, but he isn't a good couples counselor.

Wedding etiquette books spell out the division of labor so these questions are avoidable ( the ones who pay the bill make the choices).

If either the bride and groom are both paying for the reception and are being this disingenuous,the marriage will not be a happy one.

" I don't care" is an answer. I strongly prefer X is an honest statement.

Anonymous said...

When my daughter got married, I followed the 3 S's that all fathers of the bride know:

1. Sit down
2. Shut up
3. Shell out

Anonymous said...

Quick tip to prospective grooms:

Tell her you're willing to put up $10k (or whatever you can afford, proportional to income) of your own money toward the ceremony/reception. Then say, "Or ... we could just go with something simpler and put that money away for a house," etc.

If she doesn't suggest you put away all or most of the money, you know it's time to hit eject.

Anonymous said...

"Wedding etiquette books spell out the division of labor so these questions are avoidable ( the ones who pay the bill make the choices)."

My suggestion would be to take these books, these alleged sources of "information," and as abhorrent as it may at first sound, burn them. While burning books is normally an extremely distasteful thing, there is some completely unrealistic, totally impractical, and patently false bullshit, er, up with which we must not put. Are you sure these are wedding etiquette books and not guides on "how to cause at least one divorce as well as cancel the wedding?"

Anonymous said...

Research has concluded that the more spent on a wedding, the stronger the probability that it won't last. FACT.

Anonymous said...

8:51 - With deference to Leach, Powder Blue tuxedos are very popular attire for the Sophomores who say their vows up at TSUN.

Anonymous said...

If the parents, instead of the engaged couple, are paying for any significant portion of the wedding/engagement/lose-your-mind costs, then they are saying, "Our kids aren't grown-up enough to take care of themselves and are still dependent, even as a married couple, on mommy and daddy." Sad. If anyone is borrowing money for the event, even sadder.

Anonymous said...

First marriage was in 1981. Had to sale my Harley to help pay for the wedding. Two years later sold my corvette so she could have a pool. Absolute worst mistake of my life.

Dearly Beloved With Sand Between Your Toes.. said...

Elaborate weddings have gone the way of elaborate funerals. Cremation is the answer in both cases.

Anonymous said...

Who cares what he or all of you think about marriage? I don’t.

Anonymous said...

My sister chose to get the kitchen remodeled in their home over a fancy engagement ring and wedding. Her marriage has lasted 28 years and is still going strong.

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