I am constantly fascinated by the interactions which take place between men and women – both single and married. I seriously respect the complimentary differences God created in men and women. But I do enjoy providing some humorous views of those God-ordained differences.
For example, I find men to be funny, quirky, remarkable, and often heart-warming. It’s funny to me that they consider themselves best suited to the extraordinary complexity of the remote control(s), but need assistance in an open refrigerator. (“Honey, where’s the diet coke?”) It’s remarkable that the sound of a power tool running in the garage is like a dog whistle that silently stops men in their tracks and calls them in from all over the neighborhood. And how the heck do they keep straight all those model numbers for cars!? “(Oh, you bought a Mercedes? Get an E-class? 350 or 550? I used to have a 300 convertible…loved that car.”) It’s like they have a gene for it. I had to look those up. And I’m sure there are lots of personal examples of what we find heartwarming. For me, one of my all-time favorite “for-no-reason” gifts from a man was a set of Bible commentaries. He said it seemed like I liked studying the Bible, and he thought they might help. To me, it meant he took notice, and was supportive.
There are also a few things about women which men find curious. They consider the minimum requirement of between 7 and 11 pillows on the bed to be a mystery. They wonder why we always visit the bathroom together. They think it’s funny that we look at connecting cables between the TV, cable, stereo and DVD and see Dante’s 9 Circles of Hell. They don’t recognize the subtle but extremely important differences between 8 pairs of black shoes. Then again, maybe it would help if we just assigned them model numbers.
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Brilliant Jan! What a great post!
What I want to know is what ever happened to the man who took notice & gave you a set of Bible commentaries? Sounded like a keepim. You looked stunning in your red dress @ M&M’s wedding Jan! I’m surprised no one has snatched you up by now! You’re beautiful both inside and out! Miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’m afraid I’m with the men on the requirement for more pillows than heads to lie on them. What do you do with all the extras at night – sit them on the floor to get dirty?
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