“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

Don Draper and his secretary
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

So I finally watched the season finale of Mad Men. Were we supposed to be surprised by the ending? Don proposing to his secretary?

I knew he was going to marry one of his secretaries some time. I mean, it's a natural thing for a man to do. Don't we all know someone who married his secretary? (ASSISTANT is the new PC term). I can think of perhaps six acquaintances who did what Don Draper did. (My bad: I can't even think of her name. I stopped remembering Don's Dames' names after #3,417)

It makes perfect sense for a man to marry his secretary. First of all, both parties know each other's quirks, strengths, weaknesses. She knows how and when you deceive people, and can see through your lies. She knows what makes you weak in the knees and what makes you cry. She knows all your hot buttons. Honestly, there would be few surprises after saying "I do."

A secretary has your back. She protects you, and you protect her in the hostile corporate environment. You are a team, like soldiers paired together in a foxhole. You know that she knows how to take care of you -- and most men, as we know, need taken care of.

Each of you knows each other's dislikes and likes. You'd be able to pick out swell birthday gifts for each other.

And if she's pretty, like what's-her-name ... OF COURSE you'd consider her as marriage material. Instant wife. No courtship necessary. She knows you as well as mom or former wife does.

So here ... take this ring. Let's go to the courthouse over lunch hour.


Anonymous Drew said...

It's Megan. She is gorgeous, apparently intelligent, mature, warm, sexually free and good with kids. What more could a guy ask for? I knew he wouldn't end up with Dr Faye. She's like the female version of Don, and he doesn't want that.

October 20, 2010 at 11:18 AM  

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