The idea I was getting at yesterday required a second half for today. See I met someone who chatted up a friend of mine. In the course of that conversation it was a little shocking to hear the offer that came from her mouth. She was looking for someone that she could pay $10,000 to get married to an American. My drunk buddy wasn’t listening. I had to intervene. He was ready to paw all over her. I’m not sure I’ve ever heard someone make an offer like that before, in person that is. I’ve heard the story of it on radio shows that have talked about it.
I did date a girl some years ago who was looking to get married because she was wanting a green card. Of course it was a completely different tactic used. She dated me and lied for a long time about her status in the country. When I found out the truth it was troubling, I did like her, but I wasn’t in love. It’s terrible when someone puts on a front to dupe someone else. Needless to say, dating her ended immediately.
At least with the girl my friend was befriending she was up front about it. It must be strange to be trolling for a spouse in a foreign country. Especially if the goal is only to get the green card.
I do have friends that are foreigners who married Americans and it was not for the green card but because they really did fall for each other. That’s a beautiful thing.
I’m in no rush to get married. When it comes to the institution of it, I’m a bit cautious. I’m not opposed to it at least not like I was a little while ago. I guess that comes from meeting someone you think you could marry and then your viewpoint changes. Right? Once there’s one possibility, it changes perspective.
The question is, can one be reeled in?
It’s the subject matter of today’s Single of the Day. Is there really only one person out there for any given two people? Jeannine Hebb certainly has the story in her song. It’s got a catchy opening rhythm. A bouncy piano riff that has a nice rolling down vibe. The melody over the top of it is springy.
The build into the chorus is where the song really takes flight. Then the release from the chorus into the next verse has a very nice flow. Ebb and flow, this song has it. If I’m not mistaken I was blogging about that concept in relationships and in life the other day. Good thing I’m still trailing off on the subject right now.
I know that Jeannine gets compared to the likes of Sara Bareilles, Fiona Apple, and Regina Spektor. I can hear a bit of that in her. But I think she’s got the potential to really be her own thing. There’s only one way to find out… Time.
Do what you can to support her now and today.