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 – over 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.

Word of The Day: Vasectomy (Vas-SEC-ta-me) noun. A sperm stopping operation which should be mandatory for about three quarters of the men in this country.

One Response to “Drowning In The Gene Pool”

  1. Bill says:

    I once spoke to a fellow who really loved his wife and step-children, but he was upset because they did not carry his genes, and I have spoken to a great many men who bragged about how many children they had fathered by a great many women who, of course, they did not live with. The phenomenon is so widespread I suspect there is a genetic imperative at work. Apparently, you and I never got the memo.

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