You were the last thing on my mind when I accepted an invitation to join a friend’s bachelor party at a nearby hotel.
I saw a girl eyeing our group of guys. She walked right up and started talking to us. It was painfully obvious she was out looking to have a good time with whoever paid attention to her first. Everyone in our group lost interest and many of them decided to head to a strip club, but I decided to stay behind with this girl. I asked her if she wanted to get married someday. She said “Of course.” I asked, “Do you want it to last?” She looked at me funny and said “Well, yeah.” I said, “Well, it’s not going to happen this way.” I spent time telling her how much I loved my wife, how much I loved being married and how, in my opinion, hooking up with random guys would not lead to a “happily ever after.” We chatted a while longer until someone who wasn’t married gave her the attention she was seeking and pulled her away. Who knows if she remembers our talk, but I hope in a small way something stuck.
The moral of my story is that even at a bachelor party, with temptations and distractions, it is still possible to do the right thing. Keep fighting the good fight, Dr. Laura, and know that there are more people who agree with your views despite the knuckleheads trying to suck the joy and faith out of us one by one.
Doing the Right Thing at a Bachelor Party
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