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What About Bobby?

26 Nov

The show Company begins with Bobby’s friends all calling his name. “Bobby,” the various couples say, “come on over for dinner.”

And here’s how they sweeten the offer: it’ll “just be the three of us.”

Bobby is 35 years old and single. All his friends are married, and seem capable of only discussing the state of being married, their wedding, their kids, or worse, why Bobby isn’t married yet.

He is a perpetual third wheel or odd man out, and it’s not so much fun anymore for him.

Not surprisingly, his friends just don’t get it. They think that if Bobby isn’t married yet, and doesn’t seem to want to get married, there must be something wrong with him.

God forbid he just hasn’t met the right person yet, or maybe he’s just not ready. Continue reading