Midday a woman came to give a class on crocheting bags of various designs out of plastic shopping bags. This got a couple of us talking about the charms, and lack thereof, of crocheting.
"Do you crochet?" a male peer asked me.
"No," I laughed. "It's too closely affiliated with turning into a cat lady in my mind." This resulted in sonorous laughter and the lot of us spent several minutes describing the sad and isolated lifestyle of cat ladies everywhere.
"Well," my male peer interjected between snickers, "I think being a cat lady would be a helluva lot better than being a soccer mom." He kept laughing, I smirked, then went silent.
How on earth could being a cat lady be better than being a soccer mom?
Life as Cat Lady:
- lots of cats
- selfish lifestyle
- microwave dinners
- no friends
- lots of hairballs
- overcrowded house to compensate for nothingness
- total isolation
- no social skills
Life as Soccer Mom:
- house overcrowded with laughter and homework
Thus saith the moderate with conservative tendencies working in the arts.