Thursday, September 07, 2006

a penny for your loving

some dumbass said the following to boyfriend recently. and since i'd never heard of it before, i figured i'd share it with all of you. it's too good to keep all to myself. information like this should be shared with the world! you should tell everyone too! because this information right here is the key to bliss, folks. happiness is just a jarful of pennies away! who knew?

apparently someone told boyfriend that once we get married, we should put a penny in a jar everytime we do it for the first year. then the next year, we should take a penny out everytime we do it. apparently, we will never, ever, ever (did i mention EVER) take all of the pennies out again. (measured yearly)

don't you just feel good all over? isn't that the most uplifting, positive thing you've read all day? aren't you glad you visited this blog????

good lord- why do guys tell eachother this kind of shit? i mean, can't you factor many things into your sex life? you know, like life? or birthing.. or what the hell ever? but seriously- what is it with the male species and their absolute need to talk shit about marriage? why can't guys find anything positive to say about it? if it's so freaking bad, why do so many of them do it? why get hitched if the rest of your life is going to be over the moment you say "i do." why am i trying to figure out the male species?!?!?! can i ask more questions in one freaking post?!?

let me know how else men's lives are over after marriage, okay? i'm all about feeling the love today.

31 comments:

Becky said...

i had never heard that before but man, how uplifting! haha. we do it less but yeah, we have a kid now and schedules change. nothing to do with our love for eachother.

mothergoosemouse said...

Let me get this straight. Say you do it 365 times in the first year of marriage. Does this dipshit mean to tell me that you will NOT do it 365 times TOTAL over the course of the next 40 or 50 or 60 years of marriage? That's totally stupid. And patently false.

Meg said...

We they also bitch how women let themselves go after marriage. Men are stupid. We actually have more sex now than we did when we were first married, so all of mankind can stick that up their ass, thank you very much.

creative-Type Dad (Tony) said...

As the first married guy saying something here-

All this tells me is that the guy who is saying this must be too much of an A$$ho if his wife isn't putting out anymore.

Stephanie A. said...

I hate when guys pull this shit. That is such a selfish comment. They act like the fact that they are not getting laid is not at all their fault when 90% of the time, it is ENTIRELY their fault.

Mr. PennyJar: It's all about making each other feel special and wanted and if you have too many freaking pennies in your jar maybe you should take your wife out for a night on the town, buy her diamonds, or do whatever gets HER off. Just being married is no reason for a woman to put out to your dick's content. It's all about mutal love, trust and understanding.

Mel said...

That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard in my whole life.
Basically, what Mothergoosemouse said about covers my feelings on it - the math just doesn't work.

wendy boucher said...

You gotta love wise guys. Total idiots. Trust me, marriage improves everything that's already good. Everything.

wendy boucher said...

You gotta love wise guys. Total idiots. Trust me, marriage improves everything that's already good. Everything.

Mike said...

I've heard that before, but just because he sucks in bed doesn't mean that you do!!

Jewl said...

Hehe... Got to love the pre-Marriage advise, it only gets better when you get pregnant.

Let's see I have been married for 12 years now, what can I say. Cinderella it's not but happy it is if you are willing to work on it...
Wow, I should write greeting cards or something!LOL

carrie said...

Oh whatever, sounds like some old grandpa who isn't getting any!

Don't worry.

Carrie

Melissa said...

That is the stupidest thing I've heard in awhile. Let me tell you, cause I've been married 7 years now, it is true bullshit. Plus, you guys have already been togeather for a few years. If you were going to stop having sex, it would have already freaking happened. I won't say we have as much sex as that first year of marriage, cause I hate to lie. But we do have two kids. Plus, the sex is better. And um...we still have kitchen floor sex and that is something people swear goes away.

CP said...

Oh screw that horseshit.

My husband has to visit the ATM twice a month to deposit all his pennies. We do it MORE after 4 years of marriage than we did when we were dating.

Tell pennyboy he's a LOSER!

And, he should save quarters...so at least, if he isn't getting laid, he may turn a profit.

He can save up for a hooker.

CP.

point45 said...

i think i got a nickel in august!

Firefly said...

You prove them wrong Jennster!

chris said...

ok the way i have heard it is that you put a penny in the jar everytime you get a bj before you are married, and then after you are married you take one out.

either way... stupid bullshit that men like to say to each other

Self-Proclaimed Supermom said...

EWWWWWWWW what is that?? That sounds horrible.

Why shove reality in someone's face?

Sheesh.

Kim said...

Sounds like sour grapes to me. Clearly the Pennyjar Guy ain't gettin' any, but that doesn't mean no one else is.

After seeing all the action you got at BlogHer it looks like Boyfriend is sitting pretty! Keep that up and tell him to put five bucks in the jar everytime you do it and you guys can go someplace really awesome for your anniversary. ;>)

kim said...

I honestly think its a kind of male bonding ritual... those "In" the club try to scare the shit out of the guys that are just joining ...

Catherine said...

Boys and their altered-reality bullshit... sigh. If only they could figure out the formula --> saying NICE things = hot piece of ass willing to put out more.

Izzy said...

What a buzzkiller....yeesh!

Lisa Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

All the anti-marriage talk/sex jokes out there is such crap.There are all these studies that show married men are healthier, happier, live longer.....And we don't need science to tell us that. People love companionship and if you find someone you love and are hot for, and are friends with etc.. all the pennies in the world can't buy that!

Anonymous said...

Did penny guy mention the thing about not letting you eat the wedding cake? Just checking.
Its just a guy thing, we like to scare the crap out of the newbies before they say "I do".

I'm going anonymous here so I dont get my head kicked in later. :)

Yorksdevil said...

I can't believe so many of you have never heard that before (i've heard both versions). It's just a bad joke, nothing more.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, this is a very common story. I've also heard the version about putting a penny in every time you have sex before you have kids and then start taking them out once you have kids. Jen, guess you're stuck, seeing as you already have a kid. You can only take pennies out of the empty jar. Let me know how that works out :)

Chantal said...

I know a guy who's constantly saying shit like this about marriage. One day I flat out asked him why he bothered to get married if he hates it so much.

He said "To shut her up. Why else?"

I know for a fact that when it's just him and his wife he kissed her ass. So he behaves differently in public, especially so with other men. Yeah, my kind of guy. Loser.

I like what Tony said. Sums it right up for me!

Christina_the_wench said...

Screw this. Make hubby put a dollar in the jar each time, hide said jar and go shopping when he's not in the mood.

norcalgirl28 said...

RIGHT ON LISA GOLDSTEIN!!! Nobody could have summed it up better than you. I have been married for ten years and I wouldn't trade all the pennies in the world for my husband. As life goes on, and throws stuff at you, you need to be there for each other in a lot of ways, including the penny in the jar way. Jenn, don't listen to stupid ass people who say these things to you and Point. These people are the same unthinking mothers who haunted you with horror stories when you were pregnant with Blake.

Lisa Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

Who wants to stop and put a penny in a jar?

--Kelly

coffeygirlb said...

This dude was clearly a dipshit, whatever! If you don't let it die, then it wont. That goes for both members of the union

Anonymous said...

bullshit

as if

no way

not with me and my freakshow

-you know who