Tuesday, October 19, 2010

You Think My Last Post Was Curious...Let's Discuss Men And Women

The curious behavior I mentioned in my last post was not gender specific, but I do think the behavioral differences between men and women are pretty interesting.  Let's examine the following scenarios, shall we? 

Scenario Number 1 - You and your spouse are at a party and you're sitting at a table with several couples you've just met.  Someone mentions children and the topic of conversation turns to labor and delivery. 
Most women will:

a) sit and listen quietly because they don't want to share such intimate details with perfect strangers
b) give a detailed account of every second of their childbirth experience in verbal technicolor

Most men will:

a) contribute to the conversation
b) jump up and run away from the table as if their pants were on fire
Scenario Number Two - You and you're spouse see a classic 1967 Mustang Fastback.
Most women will:

a) know the make, model and year of the car
b) comment on what a pretty color it is

Most men will:

a) comment on what a pretty color it is
b) wonder aloud if the engine is a 351 Cleveland because they didn't have a Cobra Jet until the early 70's, if it's numbers match and if it's totally stock
Scenario Number Three - You and your spouse are shopping for new jeans.
Most women will:

a) grab the first pair off the rack, hope they fit, pay and get out of the store
b) try on 18 pairs, ask if they make her look fat, swear to start a new diet and exercise program and eventually leave the store with new boots and no jeans

Most men will:

a) try on 18 pairs, ask if they make him look fat, swear to start a new diet and exercise program and eventually leave the store with new boots and no jeans
b) grab the first pair off the rack, hope they fit, pay and get out of the store
Scenario Number Four - You and your spouse have decided to paint the living room.  You've decided that it should be a neutral color.  At the store, you narrow down you choices to Beguiling Beige, Caribbean Sand and Rustic Taupe.
Most women will:

a) make a quick decision
b) spend an hour comparing the colors, noting their subtle differences, decide against all of them, go back to the paint samples to look for more choices, consider them for another hour, eventually leave with Caribbean Sand and then spend the ride home talking about how Rustic Taupe would probably have been a better choice.

Most men will:

a) say "Just pick one so we can get the Hell out of here."
b) there is no b.  Most men will say "Just pick one so we can the Hell out of here."
Scenario Number Five - You and your spouse are asked to define the word period.
Most women will:

a) define it as something that women beyond the age of puberty experience once a month
b) define it as a royal pain in the butt and tell you how lucky you are to be a man

Most men will:

a) say "You better be talking about punctuation!"
b) assume you're not talking about punctuation and run from the room as if their pants were on fire

 How did you score?

Willoughby



11 comments:

lisleman said...

thanks for the laugh
What would you say about a blogging scenario?
Most men don't blog.
Men like to blog about the great muscle cars of the sixties.

5thsister said...

Oh Su! How funny! I am so glad you are back to writing...it is definitely your calling.

Pearl said...

I believe I scored predictably.

:-)

Pearl

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i know..i wonder too why men don't blog...i have only a handful of blog friends who are men...

is it like talking on the phone ???

men don't really do that either...not like us girls
:-)
happy to visit here today

kary
xxx

thrasherswife said...

LOL.... thanks for the laught, soooo true!!

abby jenkins said...

HA! you know the score! too funny

Jenn Erickson said...

A+ I'd say! LOL! I loved it! Hit the nail on the head!

And, if you take the buzzword from Scenario 5 and put it in the place of "labor and delivery" in Scenario 1, you can be assured of the same results.

elvira pajarola said...

Ciao carissima Willoughby.....

absolutely funny and so typical man..!

Sooo good to see you again back in my Tuscany, thank you so much for you visit!!! I loved it!!!!
Certainly, if I'd know they reach your home; i surely would love to send you some of my golden chestnuts to taste!!!!!!

Oh, I love indeed your lively Header, wonderful, Willoughby!!!

ciao ciao elvira

Joanna Jenkins said...

You so nailed this one Willoughby. In fact, I'm pretty sure you know my husband very well :-)
Have a great weekend, jj

Jenny said...

I shall not divulge my score on the grounds it might incriminate me.

But I will divulge that your post cracked me up!

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

H0w did I miss this post?
Too funny! I love your sense of humour!
Thanks for the great laugh!

B xx