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Cellphone Conversations: "Hi Mommy"

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Zee Karim

I'm 27 with an open-mind for opinions and strangers. I love everything about words, you can find me curled up with a good book any day and believe it or not I can read and listen at the same time..its called TALENT!

The most annoying thing is to be on public transportation while someone is on their cellphone. Often times they are competeing with the sound of the buses/trains motor and conversations of other patrons, so their voice is louder than necessary.

The rewarding part of public phone conversations is that the eavesdropper in you is fulfilled at overhearing something that you probably shouldn't be hearing.

Just this week I was privy to a conversation that a not-so-young man was having with none other than his mother, whom he affectionately referred to as "mommy". I can't knock a person for calling their mother mommy, I've done it since I can remember and I still do and I have no plans on stopping. Yet, hearing this man say it made me laugh and cringe at the same time. Seeing him trying to muffle the phone as he talked made it worse.

There isn't much wrong with this situation, everyone has the right to do whatever makes them happy. But, when I watched/listened to this man on the phone seemingly trying to whisper and hide the fact that he was a momma's boy, the only thing I could wonder was if he had a girlfriend.

Some men have suffocating relationships with their mothers and it translates into problems with their relationships with other women. The pacification by their mothers leaves the man searching for that constant blanket of comfort.

It's hard for some women to look at a man, as a man, if he refers to his mother with such a juvenile label. I have had the pleasure of dating a momma's boy and what I experienced tilted toward the extra-ordinary and rather weird. Am I wrong in implying that a man that affectionately refers to his mother as mommy, has some sort of deep-rooted issue that may need therapeutic help? 


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Fatimid said:

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The men who need therapeutic help, would be the ones who won't let go of their mama's boyism after they get a girlfriend/wife.

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