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Hell hath no fury. Or nice work if you can get it.

By johnboy - 16 May 2011 32

peter ashton

BellaK has sent in this one from outside the Wanniassa Superbarn.

Sour grapes can have a terrible lingering taste.

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32 Responses to
Hell hath no fury. Or nice work if you can get it.
Skidbladnir 3:43 pm 16 May 11

Doens’t Peter know the rule for acceptable younger partners is half your age plus seven?
Assuming they are both exactly 30/21 years old, they needed to wait another two years before their nine-year gap was acceptable.
This chart should help.

(Also, male marriage-delay vs female early-engagement creates a complementary Nash equilibrium. There’s an entire field of study into this effect. Basically, you can break society’s rules and suffer consequences, or play in accord with them, and you get the benefits without even trying.)

The Frots 3:13 pm 16 May 11

EvanJames said :

Disapproval of partners having big age gaps is a very old thing indeed. In European mediaeval times, when an old man took a very young wife, the locals would express their disapproval in a Charivari, a rowdy parade burlesquing things they didn’t like or wished to pour scorn on. They’d act out the thing they were featuring, with people dressed up in exaggerated costumes acting (in exaggerated fashion) the activity.

It was for things like spouses whose ages were too far apart, spouses indulging in excessive violence on the other spouse (and in those days it was often the woman beating up the man too much), excessive nagging, a tradesperson or merchant overcharging, excessive brutality to apprentices, cheating on spouses, impiety (working on the Sabbath etc) and the list goes on.

I guess the aggrieved party who posted that notice would love to organise a charivari!

Sounds like one of the Public Service Agencies that I am far too familiar with……………………

astrojax 2:22 pm 16 May 11

pity the young lass, too – baggage like that, can’t see it lasting. get out now, wee lassy…

georgesgenitals 1:44 pm 16 May 11

Mysteryman said :

I can see why he left her. What a psycho!

Yep. Run the f*** away.

gospeedygo 1:30 pm 16 May 11

I think Pete might wanna change the locks just to be safe.

Pommy bastard 1:19 pm 16 May 11

BellaK has sent in this one from outside the Wanniassa Superbarn.

Bella K is the woman abandoned for a younger model, I claim my $10.

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,
Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.

The Mourning Bride by William Congreve

EvanJames 12:54 pm 16 May 11

Disapproval of partners having big age gaps is a very old thing indeed. In European mediaeval times, when an old man took a very young wife, the locals would express their disapproval in a Charivari, a rowdy parade burlesquing things they didn’t like or wished to pour scorn on. They’d act out the thing they were featuring, with people dressed up in exaggerated costumes acting (in exaggerated fashion) the activity.

It was for things like spouses whose ages were too far apart, spouses indulging in excessive violence on the other spouse (and in those days it was often the woman beating up the man too much), excessive nagging, a tradesperson or merchant overcharging, excessive brutality to apprentices, cheating on spouses, impiety (working on the Sabbath etc) and the list goes on.

I guess the aggrieved party who posted that notice would love to organise a charivari!

knuckles 12:30 pm 16 May 11

I reckon Peter posted it himself, bragging about having a girlfriend 9 years younger than him. Legend!

chewy14 12:26 pm 16 May 11

Peter Ashton bragging about his prowess with the ladies?

The Frots 12:22 pm 16 May 11

Dear God……………………………………….the hairs on my neck just stood up…………………..

Pommy bastard 12:18 pm 16 May 11

The mind boggles….

Mysteryman 12:16 pm 16 May 11

I can see why he left her. What a psycho!

troll-sniffer 12:07 pm 16 May 11

ex-boyfriend methinks

Holden Caulfield 12:04 pm 16 May 11

Haha, someone is jealous.

Gerry-Built 11:58 am 16 May 11

eeeeeeeek… posted by ex?

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