A reader asks:
“I have just learned that my boyfriend of eight years is actually a family of opossums stuck inside a discarded bundle of clothes. My parents think he’s the nicest guy I have ever brought home. Should I break up with him or should I be able to move our relationship past this initial deception.” – Marsha Supial.
Love is based on trust and I think the wise course of action is to dump that guy as quickly as possible. On the positive side, the North American Opossum is an excellent animal to have around: they eat ticks and other nasty creatures and they help keep the presence of other vermin such as rats down.
Back in my day marsupials were a very popular form of mammal and frankly I don’t see what is so great about being placental. So you could do worse.