“The Game” premiered last night. After a nearly two-year wait, everyone I know seemed to be waiting for it with heightened anticipation. Unfortunately, their was a collective sigh of disappointment after the show aired.
The main storyline, as expected, centered around Derwin and Melanie and his son. I won’t go into detail about the other storylines
because they totally sucked. Anyway, Melanie took it upon herself to give Derwin’s son a paternity test and, whatya know, it came back that he was not the father.
Emotions were high and drywall was ruined. I totally felt sorry for Derwin. Not really. I actually kept wondering why his dumbass didn’t get a paternity test from jump. He is a fine, rich and successful ball player. Aren’t paternity tests de rigueur for his set? It’s not like he’s one of these fat ass, broke losers running around Atlanta.
When I pregnant with Foxy, the subject of a paternity test came up only once. I’ll admit I was totally offended, but I would have done it. Not because I would have needed to prove anything, but because I understand that there are a lot of kids running around thinking their daddy is one person when it’s really another.
I know a man who secretly had his kid tested and discovered that he is not the father. He hasn’t told the mother he knows because he loves the child so much. Personally, I think that is a recipe for disaster. Imagine the child has a medical emergency and needs something from his biological dad. Imagine this dude pisses off one of the people that knows his secret and word gets out. It could get really ugly.
What do you think of paternity tests? Do you think they are wise for unmarried people?
What do you think of secret paternity tests? Does it even matter once the birth certificate has been signed?