Jared and Sam are wonderful individuals, but like most of the people in whose lives I take great interest, they often don't give a damn about what I say. This is Irksome at the level of, say, their taste in clothing or their driving habits, but it becomes something more Momentous when it involves A Young Woman. It is one matter when Jared wears only Christmas-themed boxers as his underwear of choice and Sam cannot stop speeding on Route 480; it is quite another when they start Getting Serious with The Wrong Women.
It does no good to remind them that I certified as a marksman with a .22 caliber rifle, either. They know that A) I do not own any gun but a BB gun, and B) that was back in my freshman year of college. (Neither of those is any comfort to the Robber Squirrels at my bird feeder, though! Ha!)
In order to assist them--and me--in their quest for An Acceptable Woman, I developed a quiz. I urged them to administer the Quiz to any and all prospective girlfriends before they got too terribly serious with them. It's easy, I reminded them, to be bewitched by a lovely smile, cute figure, and ready laugh. But it's vastly more critical to be able to relate to, talk with, and be interested by her. Some things can be overlooked (she calls it "fro-yo", wears PINK across her butt, hates cats), but the young woman has got to have some brains, after all.
I've published my Acceptable Woman Quiz here, for you to see. The Quiz and its Scoring Guide are available as separate pages on the blog simply by clicking the tabs up top. Let me know what you think.
Sam's current girlfriend passed with a good score. Jared didn't administer the Quiz to his girlfriend...yet. He said, "I think she'd do pretty well."
I hope so! ;-)