Monday, April 03, 2006

No Pressure for Utah Girls

Here is a billboard about a mile from my house. It has some woman's picture and reads:

"Get married, get a home."

Sponsored by the good people at Subtle. So, ladies, you can do it now or you can do it later. It's totally up to you.

What is Utah's divorce and bankruptcy rate? Never you mind.


Native Minnow said...

I didn't realize this about UT (being from there and all) until after I moved away. I drove to SLC once with my ex-girlfriend to take my kids home (they had been staying with me for a couple of weeks) and she couldn't get over how many billboards there were for wedding rings, bridal gowns, etc. I don't know if it would help the divorce rates any, but I think people definitely need to chill out a little bit on the marriage thing. People should take their time, figure out who they are and what they want first, then worry about finding someone to share their life with. I know my marriage would have turned out a lot different if we had done that. Mostly because we probably wouldn't have gotten married in the first place.

Anonymous said...

I did take my sweet time... I was almost an old maid at the old age of 27 *really a few days before 28* And much happier for it.

ShootingStar said...

This is so creepy--is it a cause and effect. Get married and get a home? As though getting married gets you a home? --Don't learn to support and think for yourselves Utah girls, just get married if you want a home. Ugh. What can I say though, I got married at 20. I was completely susceptible to Utah culture.

Gordon said...

A lot of us weren't "susceptible to culture" so much as we "weren't supposed to screw until married." Taking your time sounds nice and all, but it gets difficult when every time you turn around you're knocking something over with your giant blue balls.