In the continuing saga of the decline of society and the feminizing of the world, we have a new page.
In the UK, we now have "Misery Clubs." See the Daily Mail story here.
You go in and cry. They even have a designated slicer, cutting buckets of onions to help bring forth the waterworks. You pay a cover, go in, find a corner, and weep. I guess that's better than crying all balled up in the shower. This way, you can wear your makeup.
Against a backdrop of crashing choral music and candlelight, a group of elaborately costumed young women are dabbing their eyes with a handkerchief, their mascara running to form black rivulets down their cheeks.
There is science to back it up, of course; seems like there is always some jackass to back up just about any claim.
Yeah, but shouldn't grief be kind of, well, private? I don't want to see this...
It has long been a widely-held belief that crying is therapeutic - and conversely that failure to cry is a danger to our health. Experimental psychologist Alex Goetz, who founded leading health risk management company General Health Inc, says: "Tears serve an important purpose.
"Emotional tears, shed in moments of intense feeling, carry stress hormones and are a way of getting rid of them. Even if crying embarrasses you, it signals that you've reached a level of stress that's detrimental to your health."
Crying in public seems to have caught on in the United States, too.
I knew global warming would pop up in this story...
New American website, cryingwhileeating.com allows users to post pictures of themselves weeping into their food alongside a short explanation of the cause of their distress ('global warming', 'always expects the worst and is never disappointed').
"I don't like parties where everyone has fun. I don't want to dance and be cheerful, I'd much rather sit in a corner and mope as it's what I'm good at," he says.I am thinking some of the Anti-Adoption-Bunny-Boilers like the Lamers wouldn't need the onions.