A grudgeband is a devoted husband and father working around the clock to maintain the lifestyle of his Parkie wife and children. Grudgebands could put in a short 40 hour week with significantly less stress if they lived in Plano but his family prefers the Park Cities. A grudgeband could care less where he lives because the intense travel and 13 hour days leave no time to enjoy his home or community.
Grudgebands are married to highly educated women who had paying jobs before the internet really caught on. Though their wives have an e-mail address, they don’t know how to attach documents and always say the “www” part before giving a web address.
Grudgebands are powerful in the business world but when given the rare opportunity to show up at home, check their freedom at the door. His wife has signed him up to move heavy items for a charity event she leads while he’s at the office.
Though he deeply respects her role, he’s grown tired of her filibuster about the difficulty of taking care of the kids while he lives a glamorous life downtown. He secretly fantasizes about the day he’ll scream so loud the neighbors can hear, “How hard can it be, you have a nanny, a housekeeper and no job.”
The grudgeband lost his biggest client but his wife still donated a load of cash to charity and remodeled the kitchen.