When a man gets married, people say “Congratulations”. A good thing happened, so he gets congratulated.

When a woman gets married, people say “Best Wishes”. That doesn’t sound like a definite good thing happened. I may wish I win the lottery. I may even pick the best numbers I can think of. I know the supposed etiquette reason for saying “Best Wishes” instead of “Congratulations” is because a woman isn’t supposed to feel that she caught a man yada yada.

When people find out that I’m divorced, they’re saying “Congratulations” to this woman. Hmm…

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