I assume most of you have watched, along with the rest of the world, as the thirty three trapped Chilean miners were rescued from 2,300 feet beneath the ground.
Before The Haters jump in and start telling me I'm a shitty person for writing this post, I'd like to say I was riveted by the story of the miners from start to finish. I was absolutely thrilled with the rescue of the men.
It was emotional, amazing and just incredible.
Yesterday, a lot of publicity was focused on the fate of Yonni Barrios who was the 21st miner to be rescued from the collapsed mine.
Yonni, as you probably already know, was greeted by his mistress when he emerged from the mine. As it turns out, Yonni was not the only miner to have both a wife and a mistress, but his story became the most public.
Marta, Yonni's wife of 28 years, just recently discovered he had a mistress. Prior to the 69 days he was trapped, she had no idea. After learning of Yonni's indiscretion, Marta chose not to be there to greet Yonni when he popped his shaft out of the shaft.
There is just SO much material here …
Trapped for 69 days.
The mistress (instead of the wife) was waiting for him at the end of his shaft …
Stuff like this is irresistible to my warped sense of humor.
Susana, Yonni's mistress, has apparently been having a relationship with him for over five years. She greeted him with sobs, kisses, and hugs.
Yonni seemed a little uncomfortable during her display of emotion.
The greeting by his mistress, with cameras zooming in to capture every moment, seemed a little awkward.
Yonni probably knew his wife was at home watching the exchange on television.
It must be a little strange and uncomfortable for Yonni to have his illicit extramarital affair revealed to the entire world.
Go figure ….
Now, I personally don't care how Yonni chooses to live his life.
Who am I to judge?
I know very little about Yonni, his wife, his mistress, or his life.
I've experienced enough of life to realize not all situations are black and white.
I also wouldn't pretend to know the slightest thing about Yonni's particular love triangle.
I do, however, know Yonni was allowed to choose three people to be present to greet him when he emerged from the mine.
He invited BOTH his wife and his mistress.
I'm wondering how Yonni expected that to work out?
Who was he going to hug and kiss first?
Apparently his wife, although upset upon learning of his mistress, had initially planned to be there to greet him upon his rescue. That is – until she found out he had also asked his mistress to be there. At that point, Marta pretty much told Yonni to fuck off.
My bet is, now that Marta has left Yonni – he'll want her back.
It seems to be human nature to want what we can't have. If Susana had been the one to tell Yonni to fuck off, he'd probably chase after her.
It isn't easy to love two people at the same time.
Yonni's story made me think.
I thought about what I would do if I were Marta. I thought about what I would do if I were Susana. I wondered how often affairs are discovered when one of the involved parties becomes ill, involved in an accident or tragedy, or dies.
I bet it's actually a pretty common phenomenon …
I also thought about Yonni. I tried to imagine being him.
I tried to imagine …
And yet, I couldn't.
He asked both his mistress and his wife (who had just found out about his mistress) to come and rejoice together at his rescue.
It's hard for me to imagine being that stoopid.
Clearly, the man must have been oxygen deprived down in the mine.
So tell me, do you think I'm way off base?
What are your thoughts on the situation?
What would you do if you were Marta, Susana or Yonni?
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