Suspicious Minds! By Majid Al Suleimany Reply

Between Us Only!

Suspicious Minds!

Why can’t you see
What you’re doing to me
When you don’t believe a word I say?

We can’t go on together
With suspicious minds
And we can’t build our dreams
On suspicious minds….

Lyrics – Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley

The other day I was watching this movie in one of the rented channels in Orbit Showtime Network. I miss the title now – but it is a film where these Hispanics in USA are throwing a family Christmas party – and the family has gathered from all the parts of the world to be at this family gathering – including one veteran serving in Iraq.

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Suspicious Minds – Argue Time – For Demonstration Purposes Only!

As the party progresses – the Father asks to be excused when he receives a call in his mobile. When he returns the mother throws a bombshell – and tells the family that she is looking for a divorce from the father. The mother has already concluded that the ‘man is cheating’ – that is why he took the call away from the family!

The party goes into disarray and acute confusion – with almost all the children supporting the mother against ‘bad man husband father’! Turns of events later prove that the man was talking to his female doctor – who had called in to confirm the devastating blow news that the man had cancer.

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Suspicious Minds – Argue Time – For Demonstration Purposes Only!

But all the time the Father was hiding it from the family – especially at the festive season. When he is asked later on why he did not reveal the truth – even after the threatened divorce – the man lamely says it was because ‘perhaps that is what your Mother wanted – to make herself happy – away from me! He continues – Perhaps this way she would learn to cope better after I am gone – and as I have few months to live anyway. Who am I to stand in the way of what she wanted – and in her happiness?

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Suspicious Minds – Argue Time – For Demonstration Purposes Only!

That brings me to the following points that I wish to make here now: –

  • In all the cases in fights between fathers and mothers – by natural inclinations that the mother is the mother – the angel in the house – she is right always – and fathers are always wrong!
  • It is amazing (shocking!) how children always side with the mothers immediately – even if they could be wrong!
  • Few remain neutral – or tend to give at least some grounds for suspicions to be proved that the father is wrong.
  • Men continue to take these abuses unabated – as if it is part of the job requirements to be the husband and the father too – and even grandfathers and so on!
  • Fathers and husbands suffer quietly – they have no support – because many are already marked guilty ‘to be hanged’ – by the same jury, judge and prosecutor – that is the mother, wife and majority of the siding children – and grandchildren!
  • Even the grandchildren join in! Last week I bought a gift for one of my granddaughters’ birthday party – and when teased who bought this for you – she replied grandmother!
  • I do not know why such questions need to be asked – why not leave it anonymous!
  • Fathers and husbands deserve and need to be given more credits and support than what they are getting now!
  • This week is Fathers and Husbands turn – last week it was me defending the Mothers and the Housewives – article titled ‘Desperate Housewives’.
  • To the fans that complained – see I listened!

Happy New Prosperous Safe Peaceful Year 2013!

Take Care!

By Majid Al Suleimany

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