Men Rules

I received the following email today explaining the rules of men. Now I know...

At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down These are our rules! Please note.. these are all numbered "1 " ON PURPOSE!

1. Men are NOT mind readers.
1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.
1. Sunday sports. It's like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be.
1. Crying is blackmail.
1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! Just say it!
1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.
1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it... That's what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.
1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become Null and void after 7 Days.
1. If you think you're fat, you probably are. Don't ask us.
1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one
1. You can either ask us to do something. Or tell us how you want it done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.
1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials..
1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.
1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not a color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.
1. If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that.
1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing," We will act like nothing's wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.
1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, Expect an answer you don't want to hear.
1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine... Really .
1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as football or golf.
1. You have enough clothes.
1. You have too many shoes.
1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape!
1. Thank you for reading this. Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight; But did you know men really don't mind that? It's like camping.

Have you observed these "men rules"in action? Do you have any "men rules" to add? Have you negotiated around the "men rules"? If so, what is your secret?

Comments

AbiSomeone said…
Hello, dear Janet!

I just wanted to say that I've seen this list before and it always makes me laugh.

I am a lucky one, that's all I have to say about it! My Robert would add a line from his favorite western "Connagher": "Well, Ma'am, if a man needs to ask for help, he might as well not set out."

Blessings.
Janet Woodlock said…
Hi Peggy... lovely to hear from you! Are you resting well? Are you finding grace in the midst of the interesting process of slowing down?

My Roger is well trained... comes from having all those older sisters I guess. Despite being an engineer, he does manage sympathy (even if bursting on the inside to give advice).

Grace and blessings to you.

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