The English poet Alexander Pope put forward the thought that in love as in literature we are often amazed at what others choose.
I was reminded of this the other evening while watching Judge Judy. You see lots of ex-spouses and ex-boyfriends and girlfriends suing each other over common sense issues. It seems that what is practical, sensible and common sense has died an ugly death. For example, a university student had run into a woman’s car while riding his skateboard. He didn’t feel he owed her for repairs because the only reason he ran into her was because she stopped.
Here’s another headshaker. Boyfriend and girlfriend sign a lease and move into a flat. Shortly thereafter the girl’s brother moves in. The girl and her brother have keys, but the boyfriend doesn’t. So the girlfriend decides to sue the boyfriend for unpaid rent. The poor guy couldn’t get in.
You sometimes why people bother.