Friday, December 5, 2008

The Marriage Comedy

One of the greatest mysteries in the world solved?

Throughout the ages, men have been trying to unlock
the mystery as to
why their wives who accepted them as they were
before they got married,
subtly and with determination began the quest to
change their behaviour
and life-style once their vows were exchanged.

Finally, the riddle was solved. A social-scientist
arrived at a simple
and logical conclusion.

When the bride, accompanied by her father, starts to
walk slowly down
the long aisle, she sees the altar at the end and
hears the choir
singing a hymn. Walking down the aisle, the
conditioning process where
the brain absorbs these three stimuli: aisle,
altar, hymn, begins. She
becomes mesmerized as she continually reinforces
these perceptions:

aisle, altar, hymn. . . aisle, altar, hymn. . .

and finally, as she stops beside the groom, the
conditioning process is

She looks up at him lovingly, smiling sweetly and