Anglican Samizdat

February 3, 2010

The battle of the sexes

Filed under: Manners — David Jenkins @ 7:59 pm

My 8 year old granddaughter informed me this evening that Seth, in school, is in love with her. He just doesn’t know it yet. I knew that Seth had been outmanoeuvred and his fate sealed.

After many years of trying to understand women,  an endeavour I abandoned at least 20 years ago, I couldn’t help thinking that this astute summation of my granddaughter’s impending relationship with Seth has set the stage for all her future dealings with men. Indeed, she has captured the Platonic essence of the relationship between the sexes, something that P. G. Wodehouse depicted so brilliantly in his Jeeves and Wooster novels.


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