Listen: Caroline Pettit, Bob Pettit, Basketball discussed on Slate's Dear Prudence
"Hello and welcome back to the dear prudence show once again, and is always I am your host, dear prudence, otherwise known as Daniel Mallory or Burg, and with me in the studio this week is ebony atoms in author activist and the co host of the podcast feminist frequency radio along with an SR keys, Ian and Caroline Pettit. She is the co author of the recently published history versus women the defiant lives that they don't want. You to know. Ebony welcome. Thank you so much for having me. Thank you so much for finally coming on the show and completing the hat trick a feminist frequency. Well, what I'm hoping is that now that people have built up some goodwill for Nita. And Caroline as advice givers, that it will not matter that I'm about to just really foul us out as a team with my advice. I would like to by the way, just go ahead, and and apologize for saying hat trick to begin with. Because if you're gonna start adding basketball metaphors, I we have exhausted. My knowledge of. What basketball ball? I got nothing. I got nothing. So the only thing I know about basketball is a tweet threat. I saw like years ago from this one guy talking about this time that his dad's like retired rec league team destroyed him in one guy kept yelling out the name of basketball players you've never heard of including Bob Pettit. So every time I see Caroline last name. I just picture someone yelling Bob Pettit and wearing like socks up to their knees. I love it. And you know, what I'm going to ask Carro if if she is related in any way to Bob Pettit, or if she would like to claim it now, that's a really good question. That'd be amazing. If he was like, her grandpa or something, I know, right? But only if they have a good relationship. I don't want to take down dark wrote. I love basketball, but I don't pretend to actually know what I'm talking about. So yet any sports metaphors, I employ during the show are going to be Bogle house completely. I look forward to people calling me on the carpet. I. Looking forward to it too. I am going to go ahead and get us started. With our first letter. I feel like part of the reason by the way that I wanted to do a couple of bonus letters is at the end is all the letters that were coming in this week. We're just like my boyfriend my boyfriend my boyfriend, and there's just a limit to how many like boyfriend problems. I think we as a show should be adjudicating. So I do want to try to hustle. I have thoughts about this. Yeah. This by the way, this morning was the live chat. And there was one of this line. Just really got to me this woman and her boyfriend were in the process of moving out from one another they weren't breaking up yet. But they were moving apart largely because the boyfriend got really irritated whenever they had guests if she would like clean the house beforehand or consider it kind of incumbent upon her as the hostess to like show them around and dedicate sometime to them what? And she said the line that really stuck with me was he thinks it's fake when I clean before a guest is coming, and I could just picture that kind of guy who's like the dirt in the bathrooms really authentic. And if Moirer is going to be getting the full experience of being in our hosts anything that she should have to step on smudges when she gets out of the shower. How do you how do you as a presumably grown ask person even fix your mouth to say anything? But thank you. When someone cleans your living space, you're cleaning. So in authentic like boy by I just need to live here with some real dust bunnies. Okay. That's just what happens when your skin sloughs off sales. There's so many different kinds of people in this world, so many different kinds. There's a rich tapestry. All right. So I object. First letter boyfriend is always late. Dear prudence, my boyfriend of three years has no respect for my time or my schedule.."