‘If you want to win arguments, become a tennis umpire. If you want to win points, matches and tournaments, become a player. And if you want someone to share the effort with, play doubles.’
A metaphor on marriage, or any relationship, romantic or professional, or any endeavor, effort, or venture in general.
So many umpires.
From the bays of Pearl Coast,
Fish a ton of oysters, strike a shiny pearl.
Game, set, match . . . Players!