Four days ago, I met at the mall a schoolmate of long ago I haven’t seen for 19 years. She was one year senior than me, bright, and appealing. I was the first one to notice her, dining with her twins. We were only tables apart, glanced at her once in a while, trying to make sure not to misidentify her. Upon my mention of her name, she inched her way to our table, and by that time, I introduced Mommy and my gregarious son. “Oh, he’s very good looking,” she said. “Of course you are good looking, but he’s more good-looking,” she added. “Thank you. I guess it’s part of evolution of, uhm…”
“Of mankind?” laughing as she rounded off my quip. “Oh yes, you’re right,” as I complimented her. Not a long, chatty 10-minute encounter but enough to rekindle high school memories.
Four days after, here’s what I fished out from Times Online:
“Darwinian evolution is driving women to become ever more beautiful, while men remain as ugly as they were in the caves… “
Who couldn’t laugh with a slight of sexual rebellion. I have to make sure I was not on the front page of Yahoo Canada. But this was Times Online of UK, backed up by research and its result. Read the rest of the news here, laugh all you want, and say your piece if you want, men especially.