Friday, August 04, 2006

It's a Guy Thing

If I had a dollar for every time I heard that trite phrase, I'd have far less financial concerns than I do now. Lately it seems to be the standard response for all types of questions, like:

1. Why can't we just ask for directions? (Lost in a shopping centre)

2. Why don't you like [some young guy]? (In reference to a friend who is popular with the ladies)

3. Why don't you like that shirt I bought you? (In reference to green plaid)

4. Why won't men taste their own sperm? (New thought that came into my head while commenting on LMD's blog. Heh. Little pun there.).

What exactly is A Guy Thing? It's almost as though a man will completely refuse to analyse the situation, instead preferring to use a general, and generally vague, phrase to describe a general, and generally vague, feeling of unease or discomfort. Women on the other hand (speaking for myself) are more likely to give a blunt and detailed response, with background information explained, human dynamics explained and finally concluding with a short sharp conclusion and summary of findings. Then they will pause to let the audience have an opportunity to ask questions. Like:

Question: Why don't you like [some young girl]?
Answer: Well, to begin with, she's a fugly bitch. She puts on so much makeup that she looks good from far, but up close, she's far from good. I've also known her, or to be more specific since we were never friends, I've known about her for more than 10 years now. We met in school. She was thin in first year, and then in second year, she must have eaten a Back Street Boy because will you just look at her now. Also, when we were in third year .....

Most times when I'm done, there are no questions because the audience has usually obtained all the information they need and could possibly need. See?

14 Comments:

At 11:43 PM, Blogger knobby said...

J: Agree about women (usually) preferring long answers to the simplest question ("what would you like to eat tonight?") but don't agree that all men use that phrase! I know coz I'm a guy and I don't fit that description -- and I'm certainly willing to do some of the stuff on your list ;)

 
At 3:49 PM, Blogger HairyDonut said...

Knobby! Now probably the only man alive who can answer my question - So did you like the taste?

 
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