Wednesday, 11 May 2011

MOBILE HANG UP




The “nanny state” has become a euphemism for the way our lives are controlled, reputedly in our best interests. Our current Government also claims to have placed the family high on its agenda.


An example of merging the two has just been reported from the Punjab. Its State Commission for Women has asked newly married wives to reduce the number of calls they are making on their telephones. Apparently statistics there suggest that 40% of women contemplating divorce do so because their husbands suspect them of having an affair because of all the telephone calls they are making.


Of course, there could be other reasons for those calls, not least the garrulous nature of the fairer sex and perhaps, as is traditional in India, the bride has moved to live with her husband’s family but still enjoys chatting with her own.


Still I suppose it’s an idea our current Government in its quest to preserve good old fashioned family values as well as marriages might want to explore. On second thoughts sandwiched between a Government body telling women not to use their phones and a husband accusing them of adultery, divorce might just seem an attractive alternative.

6 comments:

News said...

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cheap divorce nj said...

It's pretty common for women to be on the phone though. When it's men who are spending too much time making phone calls, especially if they're not businessmen can is more suspicious.

Judith said...

I agree. The Commission presumably had the option of educating men as to their wives' need to chat.

Oliver said...

One of the worst things to do is to suspect your partner of having an affair. If it is severely uncommon though - ie calls late at night, or long hours at the office - perhaps you need to talk to them...

Tulsa Divorce Attorney Matt Ingham said...

The government needs to butt out and the husbands need to chill with the suspiciousness.

Divorce Attorney Tulsa said...

Glad to see the govt has our best interests in mind :)