Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The MALE Point of View

I received an e-mail recently that gave me a good laugh.  When writing a story, we’re either in the hero or the heroine’s Point of View and if any of you ladies have ever wondered what your male is really thinking—even if he just comments with “Yes, dear,” then you need to read the following things that guys wish women knew and understood.

1) Men are NOT mind readers.
   (All I can say to that is Thank Goodness!!  But maybe this means we can just give him our Christmas list?)

2) 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, right?
      (Okay, so maybe we gripe a little too much about sitting on cold porcelain in the middle of the night or, worse yet, sit down into the water-filled, cold porcelain.)

3) Crying is blackmail.
           (No comment)

4) 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
             (Yep, here’s the permission to give him the Christmas list !!!)

 5)  Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.
            (Can you imagine that ever happening?  Nope, neither can I.)

6) 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.
            (Okay, glad we got that straightened out.)

 7) Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact,
 all comments become null and void after 7 Days.
    (Hey!  That’s not fair!  That’s outlawing some of our best weapons!!!)

8)  If you think you're fat, you probably are. Don't ask us.
      (Nuff said)

 9) If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways
 makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one
      (Yeah, right)

 10) 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.
        (Not sure I want to touch that one!)

 11) Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials.
   (Isn’t that when they’re asking us to get them a drink from the kitchen?)

 12) Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.
           (I’m not brave enough to touch THAT one. lol )

13) Don’t ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as baseball or motor sports.
            (Now we know why they don’t ask us what we’re thinking…they don’t care about clothes or what we need at the grocery store)

 14) You have enough clothes and too many shoes.
          (Excuse me?)

15) 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.

See any truth in these? Are there any others that your guy as told you about?

Just remember:  Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can't change. Life's too short to be anything but happy.  


  1. Sandy,
    Truer words have never been spoken. It was nice to have a grin in the morning.

    Susan Carlisle
    Heart Surgeon, Hero...Husband? 1/12

  2. Funny post, Sandy! I was okay until we got to #14. There is no such thing as too many shoes. ;-)

  3. True? Yes, but thank goodness most men aren't quite as crass as your list. At least not the ones that have been married for awhile, LOL. I've been working on #6 for some time and have made progress. The solution for #2, of course, is separate bathrooms!

    Linsey Lanier
    Someone Else's Daughter

  4. I would remind the guys that Chris was headed to China when he landed here. He was soooo lost!

  5. Thank you all for dropping by. I've been unable to leave comments, but hopefully it's now fixed.


  6. Mary,
    You are sooooo right. Christopher arrived...but not where he wanted to go....just like a lot of those who won't ask directions. lol

    Thanks for dropping by.


  7. Let's see. I've heard how many of those lately? Too funny. MEN!

  8. Okay. The history teacher in me is coming out. Christopher Columbus did need directions. He was looking for INDIA!!! 'Nuff said. (Hehe)

    Dianna Shuford

  9. Cute post, especially in light of the workshop most of us attended on the difference in gender speak.

    I agree with Linsey on the bathrooms. lol

  10. Maxine,
    You're so funny,

    Yes, men are a challenge at times, but I bet they say the same about us, right?


  11. Carol,
    Thanks for dropping by. I also agree with Linsey about 2 bathrooms....maybe I can add an extra one some day, but until then.......

  12. Dianna,
    You're right! Thanks for dropping by. Glad you got a laugh.