Wednesday, 20 January 2016
How's your brain wired?
Basically the point they were making is that because of this different wiring men and women often misunderstand each other. Now I happen to know from personal experience, and from discussing this matter seriously in the pub with friends, that many men world-wide, after years of marriage, still fail to understand their wives. So there must be some truth in it.
The program also said that although women can have difficulty with spatial awareness, men are different. As an example, they mentioned an unhappy marriage where the wife constantly threw things at her husband when they were having an argument. Eventually, after many years, the husband went to a lawyer to seek a divorce. The lawyer asked him why it took him so long to decide to leave his wife. The man replied: "Her aim is getting better!"
Men on the other hand are different in that they can sometimes fail to see something that is obvious in front of them. Like seeing an elk in the fridge even though there are obvious footprints in the butter.
Personally, if this happened to me I would not know an elk, from a wapiti, or from a stag or reindeer. But I certainly know the difference between butter and margarine - it says so on the label. Maybe elks should have labels on them. And why would the wife put an elk in the fridge anyway? See ... women think differently and often put elks in fridges.
Another difference between the sexes is that whereas men can always be reasonable, women have this ability of making them feel less so and in need to apologise without even knowing what they are apologising for.
Apparently, men are also not able to use the eggs from the fridge from left to right, oldest first, rather than from right to left in reverse freshness order; even though they have been told to do so several times. Personally, I'll admit of never having had this problem. I take the eggs from anywhere haphazard; from middle, left or right. It doesn't matter to me. Anyway, did the hens lay the eggs in order when they put them in the supermarket boxes that we buy?
Oh, one more thing about men. They put the toilet paper wrong on the roll. Just like in the picture above. Apparently, the paper should unfold towards you not from the back of the roll. To be fair to men though, there are no instructions on the packet telling them about this.
So there you have it. Differences between men's and women's brains can lead to several domestic difficulties and we should learn to live happily with one another. Have you noticed any differences between men and women?
Now why are my cans of beer in the pantry next to the dog food when I remember well putting them in the fridge instead of the milk, yoghurt, cheese and other dairy products?