(Adapted from that apocryphal tale of a corporate honcho's conversation with a fisherman napping in his hammock)
So the cosmo chick was on a guided weekend tour of the rustic hinterlands. Presently, as their group was roaming around in a village, she came across a woman taking care of her home and cooking a meal.
Disgusted, the chick started querying the village woman.
Chick: "What a life! Why don't you do something else?"
Woman: "Like what, dear visitor from the city?"
"Like get some expensive education!"
"I AM educated, dear lady..."
"No, no. A professional degree. Like a degree in corporate law or an MBA in HR."
"And then what?"
"Then you will be able to get a job in an MNC, and spend ten hours everyday in a cubicle!"
"And then what?"
"Then you will be able to afford all the things and will be able to go to spas and travel to Morocco!"
"I have a lot of useful things and I take a pilgrimage once in a while. What things are you referring to?"
"Look at my manicured nails, my Gucci handbag, my D&G watch, and my Revlon mascara!"
"Aha. And what are these things useful for?"
"Well, look at me, I am glamorous. Men desire me and women envy me!"
"And what does that get you?"
"Stupid! Now I feel empowered and confident. I am confident, more than ever before, of attracting a good man who will want to marry and take care of me!"
"Well, that could happen, theoretically. But what after that?"
"Then I can finally bask in the warmth of a long term relationship, have a few children of my own (if I can, in my late 30s), have a place which I can call home, and be happy forever after."
"Well, I didn't wait till my late 30s. I have all that now."