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Because I'm a man........
Because I'm a man, when I lock my keys in the car I will fiddle with a wire
clothes hanger and ignore your suggestions that we call a road service until
long after hypothermia has set in.
Because I'm a man, when the car isn't running very well, I will pop the hood
and stare at the engine as if I know what I'm looking at. If another man
shows up, one of us will say to the other, "I used to be able to fix these
things, but now with all these computers and everything, I wouldn't know
where to start." We will then drink beer.
Because I'm a man, when I catch a cold I need someone to bring me soup and
take care of me while I lie in bed and moan. You never get as sick as I do,
so for you this isn't an issue.
Because I'm a man, I can be relied upon to purchase basic groceries at the
store, like milk or bread. I cannot be expected to find exotic items like
"Cumin" or "Tofu" For all I know these are the same thing. And never, under
any circumstances, expect me to pick up anything for which "feminine hygiene
product" is a euphemism.
Because I'm a man, when one of our appliances stops working I will insist on
taking it apart, despite evidence that this will just cost me twice as much
once the repair person gets here and has to put it back together.
Because I'm a man, I must hold the television remote control in my hand
while I watch TV. If the thing has been misplaced, I may miss a whole show
looking for it (though one time I was able to survive by holding a
Because I'm a man, I don't think we're all that lost, and no, I don't think
we should stop and ask someone. Why would you listen to a complete stranger
-- I mean, how the hell could he know where we're going?
Because I'm a man, there is no need to ask me what I'm thinking about. The
answer is always either sex or football, though I have to make up something
else when you ask, so don't.
Because I'm a man, I do not want to visit your mother, or have your mother
come visit us, or talk to her when she calls, or think about her any more
than I have to. Whatever you got her for mother's day is okay, I don't need
to see it. And don't forget to pick up something for my Mom, too!
Because I'm a man, I am capable of announcing, "One more beer and I really
have to go", and mean it every single time I say it, even when it gets to
the point that the one bar closes and my buddies and I have to go hunt down
another. I will find it increasingly hilarious to have my pals call you to
tell you I'll be home soon, and no, I don't understand why you threw all my
clothes into the front yard. Like, what's the connection?
Because I'm a man, you don't have to ask me if I liked the movie. Chances
are, if you're crying at the
end of it, I didn't.
Because I'm a man, yes, I have to turn up the radio when Bruce Springsteen
or The Doors comes on, and then, yes, I have to tell you every single time
about how Bruce had his picture on the cover of Time and Newsweek the same
day, or how Jim Morrison is buried in Paris and everyone visits his grave.
Please do not behave as if you do not find this fascinating.
Because I'm a man, I think what you're wearing is fine. I thought what you
were wearing five minutes ago was fine, too. Either pair of shoes is fine.
With the belt or without it looks fine. Your hair is fine. You
look fine. Can we just go now?
Because I'm a man, and this is, after all, the 90's, I will share equally
in the housework. You just do the laundry, the cooking, the gardening, the
cleaning, and the dishes. I'll do the rest.
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