the power of domestic bliss

Being a writer, parent, and, yes, even a retail pharmacist, I watch and listen constantly.  I notice everything.  A good percentage of the time, this is beneficial.  That remaining percent – not so much.  Especially, when it comes to the dreaded ‘back story’. In the retail setting, unnecessary information is often cringe worthy. However, when eaves -dropping on gossip and really unimportant things, it’s rather fun.  Okay, okay.  That can be awful cringey, too.

Prime example – I was at the gym. A workout power couple arrived. Him first – the little bitch shortly after.            Back story – Her parents live in England with lots of money, supporting them both.  Who’s the ‘bitch’ now, dude? Neither probably work. Both think they are better looking than they actually are.  Oh, and their workout – curling their phones,  getting in ‘a set’. Did I mention she’s a baby mama? Yeah … . Probably supported by the State.

See – totally cringe worthy.  Yet, a perfect introduction for my post.

Granted, this particular couple is anything but powerful. Self-absorbed and entitled are better adjectives. Before I ramble on about everything a power couple ISN’T, let me present the true definition –

super couple (also known as a power couple) is a popular or wealthy pairing that intrigues and fascinates the public in an intense or obsessive fashion. The term originated in the United States, and was coined in the early 1980s when interest in fictional soap opera couple Luke Spencer and Laura Webber, from General Hospital, made the pair a popular culture phenomenon. With regard to real-life pairings, tabloids and the mainstream media have focused on wealthy or popular celebrity couples.

  • Julius Caesar and Cleopatra – after Caesar, Cleopatra moved on to Mark Antony. Power  hungry, eh?
  • Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip – 70 years worth of power, baby!
  • JoAnn Woodward and Paul Newman
  • David and Victoria Beckham – Posh meets soccer – Spicy
  • Beyonce’ and Jay-Z
  • Kermit and Miss Piggy – Miss Piggy has all the power, of course.  Kermie’s just her little … tadpole?!

Honorable mention –

  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie – still powerful, little honor, but mentionable none the less

At the pharmacy, we- well, okay it is really all me – have singled out ‘special couples’ that are powerful in their own accord. Just like the introductory, disillusioned gym example, each IS a medicated train wreck, neither knowing who the hell is conducting.  “What the fuck happened to the caboose, dear?”

Yes, every couple is damaged and has their issues. Trust me! Fortunately, true power couples have power AND net worth. Shit, our pharmacy wannabes aren’t worth the damn net that catches their sorry asses.

Still, it get’s me through the day.  Recently, we were told by management that we needed to stop ‘talking’ badly about our customers.  I’m not thinkin’ that’s gonna happen anytime soon. There’s such an influx of  good, raw material. Ya’ never know, though.  Corporate suits  entertain us hired help in ways no one ever thought possible.

In a power couple, if one person is flawed, the other person makes up for their weaknesses in strength. Together they are the epitome of what anyone would desire in a relationship.

Ahh, domestic bliss!

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