One woman has given new meaning to the term ‘overprotective.’ Recently, a concerned wife turned to Facebook to share a bizarre set of rules she insisted her husband follows if he wanted to attend a bachelor party. Now don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with trying to keep your partner out of trouble. There is, however, something very, very ridiculous about grown-up men being forced to party under conditions that would make a primary school disco look like Las Vegas. Yeah, that’s right, the woman not only demanded her husband follow the rules but his friends who attended the bachelor party as well.
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There is something very ridiculous about grown-up men being forced to party under conditions that would make a primary school disco look like Las Vegas
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Naturally, people on Facebook expressed their concerns for the poor guy’s sake. And to the lady’s credit, she did hear them out. Heck, she even realized that she had no control over men. So, she did the only thing she could — she forbade her husband from going to the party in the first place.
Bachelor and bachelorette parties are a time-honored tradition. They usually involve a wild night out sometime shortly before getting married. These last moments of “freedom” can be controversial, especially since the stereotypical bachelor party is all about hard partying and strippers. Of course, that doesn’t mean that every bachelor or bachelorette party is pure infidelity. Plenty of men and women have low-key get-togethers to mark their last days of being a bachelor/bachelorette.
Interestingly, like many modern things, the concept of this occasion is traced back to ancient Greece, as early as the 5th century B.C. According to TIME, it is believed that the ancient Spartans were the first to make a celebration out of the groom’s last night as a single man. Spartan soldiers held a dinner to honor their friend and made toasts on his behalf — with, one assumes, a Spartan sense of decorum. Since then, however, this event has become wilder.