Drowning in the Gene Pool

“Get back you little bastards!”

I will spare you the unhappy details but yesterday I was kind of forced into a conversation with a few of the guys from my building. This all-male talk fest was rolling and the subject of kids came up.

Right away I could tell this just wasn’t going to be my lucky day. I mean I really don’t mind kids – if they’re somebody else’s’ – and live somewhere else – and I’m not there. But I’m proud of the fact that I was one of the first men in my county to have a vasectomy before having children – almost 30-years ago. Of course this conversation was not about NOT having children – it was all about the DUTY of having them. Uh-oh.

The least evolved of the group spoke loudest; it seems he has a “need to breed”.

“I gotta have a son to carry on my Family Line.”

Now the only “line” with which I would associate this guy and his family is the line at the Department of Social Services where he would need help filling out the application. If all of this guys’ offspring mutated into plants and vegetables, our gene pool would be a nicer place in which to swim. Of course I didn’t say all this – but I thought it.


3 Responses to “Drowning in the Gene Pool”

  1. Bill says:

    I’ve seen the men of whom you speak and couldn’t agree more.

    I never had children on the theory I am too self-centered to be a good father. If you can’t do something right, you shouldn’t do it at all.

  2. Joe Belle-Isle says:

    I never had kids because I had to wait for the best pick of the litter to get divorced before I found one I wanted to marry. I guess you could say I was so blasted when I was in my early 20’s I didn’t want anything to do with a woman that wanted me. After the military and seeing women that could kill and bleed I wanted a woman, not a girl. Still do, got one. Made me a grandfather. A lot easier than being a Father.

  3. Joe Belle-Isle says:

    I don’t know how you got into my family album, but the little guy on the bottom right is me. AND I CAN REMEBER IT!!!

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