But you know, sometimes people just have to keep it going, or they might lose their rep. I mean, crazy is hard! It has to be worked at, constantly, just to be sure people don't start thinking you're slipping or something!
So, now, Pat, on his TV show, is answering the letter of a 17 year old kid who is troubled that his dad isn't paying attention to his mother any more, and mom is feeling lonely. Pat notes that obviously, the zing has gone out of the marriage, and he suggests getting mom and dad away for a romantic getaway. Fine so far, but this is where it gets flaky:
“You know, it may be your mom isn’t as sweet as you think she is, she may be kind of hard-nosed. And so, you say it’s my father, he’s not paying attention to mom, but you know mom…”All of a sudden, it's not dad, but mom! Then he launches into a little story to illustrate his next point:
“A woman came to a preacher I know—it’s so funny. She was awful looking. Her hair was all torn up, she was overweight, and looked terrible…”Monotheism, thy name is misogyny!
“And she said, ‘Oh, Reverend, what can I do? My husband has started to drink.’”
“And the preacher looked at her and he said, ‘Madam, if I were married to you, I’d start to drink too.’”