Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Men vs. Women

Do you know why men are so different than women?

The question has been asked over & over without any definitive answer. Scientists point to this or that chromosome, some guy said they were from Mars and women were from Venus, blah, blah, blah.

I don't know why but they ARE different. Without question.

When S & I have a fight argument disagreement discussion he's usually over it 4 seconds later. While I stew on it for at least the next hour.

Unless I'm wrong, but of course that NEVER happens so...

I can't just "get over it" as he advises me to do. I have to think about it, analyze it, and try to fix it. My thoughts are that if we don't resolve whatever it is then it's inevitable that we will discuss it at a later date.

He thinks if we are using inside voices again then the issue is resolved.

As if.

For example we were at McD's this weekend in the drive-thru and the lady at the window asked us to pull up to the white line to wait since our food wasn't quite ready. Now it's important to know that the "white line" is in fact a "white section" about a foot long.

S pulled up to the first part of the white line. A few seconds later the car behind us beeps the horn and indicates for him to move up. Instead he just sits there insisting that the lady said "white line" and he's at the "white line".

I reason that the he can stay on the "white line" and still move up enough to where she can get out. About that time the food comes out and we are on our way, but the discussion continues.

"Why couldn't you just move up?"
"I was told to go to the white line; I was on the white line."
"Yes, but you could have moved up 3 inches so that lady could get out and still have been on the white line."

This went on the rest of the way home until we went in and ate a pretty quiet lunch with the teen. Me still fuming over the discussion and him ignoring my fuming. I'm not ashamed to say that I was still a little perturbed an hour later when he tried to kiss me goodbye, although I did eventually get over it.

I realize this is a dumb thing to discuss but it just shows how differently we think.

And don't get me started on "circus". Let me just state for the record that saying "Do you wanna do it?" does nothing to get me hot & bothered.


April said...

Me and benny had the conversation the other day about how saying "Let's go do it" is NOT foreplay!

Christina said...

I have "discussions" like this all the time.... and I can be found fuming hours later.

Have you ever heard the line "Ok, take your pants off." Yeah, that's a romantic one.

Too Many Hats said...

LOL-the white line was too funny and your right btw - he should have moved up.

Kathy said...

I say, "I had a really bad day at work, my back hurts, and I feel like slapping someone." He says, "You know what would make you feel better? Sex."

S said...

I have to say F the white line. the lady behind can wait. I am just as important as her. And if she would got ready a few minutes earlier she too could relax and not get upset in the MC D's drive thru.

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

We're actually the opposite. If he gets pissed about something, I get the silent treatment for hours. If I get pissed about something, I blow up exactly once, feel ashamed of myself for blowing up and then get over it.

Thank God we're different though. Think how awful it would be if we were BOTH sulkers. :)

*~Dani~* said...

I am like Mrs Jelly Belly - I blow up and am over it. He stews.

Denise said...

I'm a stewer. I have to stew awhile and then I get over it.

Now, it's been awhile since I've had to worry about someone coming on to me but I know I used to get so frustrated when I would be brushing my teeth at bedtime and Darrell would give me a some sign he was wanting to get it on. Um, just a TINY smidgen of romance? Please? My vibrator's not much better. (I can't believe I just typed that-- and I haven't even had anything to drink!)

Lorie said...

Right there w/ you a stewer, not him, he walks outside, comes back in and all it right in HIS world.....not mine....I need to 'discuss' it some more!!!!


Roxane said...

ROFL! " Do you wanna do it?" ... Last night I was greeted with "Want some of THIS!!" ::Insert crotch grab:: ... yes, dear... I do want some of that... ::eye roll::

That Girl said...

LOL yes these lines are used in our house too. Maybe they go through some sort of training?