Dear Jonny, Stuffed Animals…
I met a recently divorced 30 year old woman. She’s smart as a whip, good looking, and has a great job. We’ve been on a few dates and they’ve been great. I really like her. But here’s the thing. She collects stuffed animals at the rate of twelve or so a month (she has two bedrooms and a garage packed full of them). It doesn’t end there. She also has what I’d call an obsession with cartoons and Lucky Charms cereal. She talks about both of them, constantly. She watches cartoons, constantly. And she eats the cereal, constantly. Otherwise she is a pretty normal and cool chick. Like I said, I like her a lot. What do you think?
I think she keeps herself in an infantile state to preserve some idea she has about an innocence that was lost a long time ago. I think she does this via collecting/indulging in childhood artifacts. And I think it’s indicative of tremendously deep-seated emotional issues that no sane man should want any part of. “recently divorced” – There’s probably a VERY good reason for that.