5.06.2005

Run, run away

OK ... Let's see if I have this straight ... Jennifer Wilbanks, for all intents and purposes, is a very attractive woman. Seems to be brilliant ... Comes from what appears to be a good family ... Is seemingly quite popular -- any woman with 14 bridesmaids for her wedding must have something-something going on.

But there seems to be one thing holding her back: her own fail-safe mechanisms.

Deep in Jennifer Wilbanks' psyche, she knew her marriage to John Mason was probably not for her at this time. New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser wrote that in the part of the South were Wilbanks is from, a 32-year-old woman who is not married is either insane or gay.

With all due respects to Peyser, that may be a little too harsh. Jennifer Wilbanks was extremely selfish for bailing like she did, and you can bet the names Scott Peterson and Mark Hacking were floated more than once to Mason by the police, no matter if he is the son of a powerful family in Georgia.

Should Wilbanks pay for the overtime incurred when the police looked for her. Yes. Should she be prosecuted? No.

This is a woman who needs help. How much help remains to be seen, but her cross-country trek to Las Vegas (I thought what happened there, stayed there?) and then Albuquerque, N.M., was the final straw, the one braying cry to the world that says 'Help me.'

I hope Jennifer Wilbanks gets the help she needs and is able to change her life.

I can admire John Mason for standing by his woman and saying he will take her back regardless of all this. At the same time, however, I would also question it. Two sports radio talk-show hosts -- Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic of ESPN -- said its all about power, and now Wilbanks has all the power.

The next time sports clowns like "Greenie and Golic" offer marriage advice, it will be the first time. They sound like auto mechanics trying to explain open heart surgery. Stick to talking to Kwame Brown and the like, please.

That's what I think. What about you? I'd like to know.

1 comment:

kansas brat said...

Can Greenie technically be an auto mechanic, if he's a metrosexual? The boy readily admits to using products on his hair and face, and shops only at Prada. Maybe he *does* understand more of the woman psyche than he lets on.

PS: I know, he's married, et. al. He can still be a sissy-boy.

PPS: If a woman from the South is 32 and has NEVER been married, then she may be considered gay or insane. But those of us "of a certain age" that have at least been married once, should be considered *difficult*, as opposed to insane. Or we're more particular about our choices. ;-)