I have always found it uncouth for guys to discuss their family issues. I mean, don’t you find it awkward when some dude uses his spouse as an example each time he wants to crack a sick joke?
Then there are those who parade their children as if they are the first to grace this planet. Whatever happened to children’s right to privacy? The most annoying part is when some of these female spouses sit in a corner and cheer “their men” on.
Anyway, last week Comedian Patrick Idringyi aka Salvado landed in hot soup when he was mbu tricked by a popular media house into “talking family” but ended up finding the story in another tabloid. Poor Salvador!
His pain was evident in his Facebook post and we sort of felt his pain.
I mean, imagine agreeing to an interview thinking it is going to run in a family page of a reputable media house, only to see it in a tabloid. What a stab in the back!
But with all said and done, what happened to understanding the fact that fame comes at a cost? Haven’t some of these guys been advised on how to handle certain issues in terms of who to trust and who to keep away from? What to say and what not to? When to walk away and when to speak? Is it too hard to tell a snake in sheep’s skin?
So these things of just throwing oneself at whoever comes knocking at the door, then toss regrets and apologies makes little sense.
Again, it comes down to scenarios where some men release TMI (Too Much Information) about their families in excitement but end up shooting themselves in the foot. At the end of the day, we may never know what Salvado said and did not say, but he probably should have been smart enough to conduct the interview when his spouse was in position to make it so that they both speak for themselves or better yet advise each other? Just thinking out loud.
At the end of the day, like the adage goes, better safe than sorry, we should think before we act, especially if it involves family, so that you do not end up on the ugly side. Walls have ears so unless it makes sense do not go on telling tales about families and spouses where it never matters.