The Huffington Post has been one of my go-to news sites since a friend first told me about the Canadian edition years ago.
This is despite the right hand column of things HuffPo thinks would interest me.
Suggestions that have amused, irritated and befuddled me…sometimes simultaneously.
I’m a 51 year old, single, male computer programmer. Sometimes HuffPo seems to think that I’m extremely interested in what celebrity is feuding with some other celebrity, or how to deal with menopause, or fashion faux pas to avoid.
This column has links with outrageous click-bait headlines. You know things like “Meet the 5 year old girl who is better at your job than you are!”
Occasionally I’ve found some of these teaser headlines mildly insulting. Seriously…anything that involves Tim Hortons, or a moose, is automatically “THE MOST CANADIAN THING EVER!!!”.
Seriously, everything Canadians have accomplished and a chain of coffee shops, or an animal most Canadians have never see in the wild is the most Canadian thing ever?
All that aside today I ran across a headline that I thought would lead to a touching story (yeah, I like to read those sometimes, so STFU), but didn’t.
There are a lot of things that would’ve made this a great story. But none of them apply here.
This guy’s wife wanted a weave removed. When her husband found out what it costs ($50), he decided to learn how to do it himself.
I’m not saying it’s a bad thing….what I’m saying that if doing that makes this guy “THE HUSBAND OF THE YEAR” then the Huffington Post has a pretty low opinion of men in general.
I have a friend who once spent an entire weekend shopping for the perfect computer desk for his wife, and then assembling it for her. All because she wanted a keyboard tray, but not one of those keyboard trays you can attach to an existing desk….
He didn’t even get nominated for HUSBAND OF THE YEAR.
Seriously HuffPo, most of your hyperbolic, feel good click bait headlines are annoying, but this one just insulted men who support the women in their lives, not because they want to save a buck, but out of love and devotion.