I came across an article at the Boston Globe's web site recently that made my hair stand on end and my, uh, ahem, male reproductive organ go limp. A young fella in Egypt, from a well-to-do family, fell in love with a "commoner" whom his parents forbade him to marry. To get back at his parents the guy grabbed a knife and sliced off his penis. Go-go gadget home vasectomy kit! Boy, I've heard of cutting off your nose to spite your face, but that's just a tad extreme.
But you know, for some of us (depraved and lacking in taste and political correctness) there's always a lighter side to these things. Well, certainly not for this poor fellow but there for the grace of God go the rest of us. But I got to thinking what fun a headline writer might have with this story.
Man Takes Future Into Own Hands
Man's Marriage Plans Cut Short
The Penis Less Mighty Than The Sword
Parents Against Relationship, Son Gets The Shaft
Spoil the Child, Spare Rod Required
Well Endowed Man Suffers Penis Envy
The Wedding's Off And That's Not All
Axes Bold As Love
Man Starts New Club - Members Wanted
I Did I it Cause I Can't Say I Do
Parents Stick Fork in Marriage, Son Sticks Knife in Member
There's a lesson to be learned here for parents everywhere. Next time you forbid your son to marry his sweetheart hide the cutlery.