I had to go to a continuing legal education class this week so I asked the wife for one of her books to read. She gave me a book called The Alchemist.
When I got home from my class, I said, "That was one of the worst books I have ever read. Supermarket philosophy. Yeah, follow your destiny! Everyone finds out what their destiny is when they are a child! When you follow your destiny, the whole universe helps you out! Follow the omens! What a crock of bullshit. Ever since I was a kid, the whole universe has been against me. The universe conspires to crush you, not help you out. And when I was a kid I thought my destiny was the be the next DJ for Run DMC. I guess I could do that since their DJ is dead now, but I really don't think that is my destiny. I can't believe you liked that book. It could have be written by the Care Bears in cloud village where everything always works out. I should burn that book instead of giving it back to you."
She just ignored me. Then I asked, "Why did you marry such an asshole?"