My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father…

Prepare to die. Yeahhhh…you knew what came next. We’ve all seen The Princess Bride a million times, I’m sure. What does this have to do with anything, you ask? Well, I was reading Dear Prudence last week in Slate Magazine and was shocked by this: *clears throat* Dear Prudie, I’m in love. But I’ve got a terrible secret. I accidentally killed my girlfriend’s father over 20 years ago. I’ve never told anyone…

I can’t even say “Well, first things first:” because my head just exploded (again). What’s first? And what’s second? Is there even a first or is everything muddled up? Is there something he should know before the next thing on the list? Gotta love messy situations. After all, that’s what Prudence is there for. *tries to think* So…why…of all the women in the world….he chose to date that man’s daughter is beyond me. Was it a star crossed love? Yeah, I’m thinking no. He knew it was her, from the second he “ran into her”. It wasn’t like “Oh, you’re that Sally!” ten dates into it. How do you even walk upright with a burden that heavy? Anyway, he knew who her father was. He did the math. And then he fell head over heels. Now, I’m already wondering why this man never came forward. I can understand that it was an accident, that he was playing a really stupid game and something horrible happened as a result…he was young and frightened and probably wanted to run away. But what is this – Mystic River? How is this man keeping a secret well into his 30’s about something so tragic? How is he contemplating never telling his fiance for sake of their “great” love? I know love is selfish, but is it that selfish? I’m thinking that no matter if what happened 20 years ago was an accident, this kind of behavior is disgusting. What a pussy.



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2 responses to “My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father…

  1. Bethany [Visitor]

    So, here’s the thing. It’s easy to make this man into the bad guy. He killed her father, kept the secret for more than the length of a good marriage (let alone the one he intends with this woman)…but it’s a lot harder to try to imagine HIS side of the story. In the immortal words of Homer Simpson: “It’s easy to point out my flaws. It’s a lot harder to shut. up.” Think about how cool he must have felt getting away with murder only to have to choose between his victory and being honest with the woman he’s in love with!! Think about the fact that he has to pay for the wedding, what with the father of the bride being iced. Don’t be so heartless, Jenny.

  2. Jen [Visitor]

    I totally forgot about the wedding costs…that can make up for just about anything! Thanks for the heads up Beth.

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