Set in Las Vegas, it was about a seemingly high roller (Robert Redford) and a married couple who in a desperate attempt to save everything they own, decide to try their luck at the games. When they lose, Robert Redford approaches them with a proposal…one million dollars for one night with the wife.
It was sappy, some of the acting was just plain bad but the premise was awesome and it sparked conversations in every household, whether you watched the movie or not. Would you be willing to let your wife spend the night with someone else for a million dollars? Would you be willing to save your family by spending the night with a stranger?
My thoughts…if he looked like this:
I would sacrifice myself happily.
Not so much.
Of course, my husband empathized with Woody Harrelson and stared with disgust at Robert Redford throughout the show. He told me very seriously there was no way he could ever get over something like that and would absolutely never agree to it.
I didn't doubt a word.
But I couldn’t help but wonder if the situation were reversed and someone offered me a million dollars for a night with my husband, what would I say? We have had our bad years and our good ones, as anyone married for a long time can testify too. The one thing I have learned is money has nothing to do with being happy; you have to do that for yourself and for each other. So, as I looked at my husband of many years, the love of my life, the father of my children, I can tell you quite honestly and without hesitation…I would pimp him out for half that.
Those kids aren’t getting to college on their own.
What would you do?