Ok, while you’re all off fighting the Black Friday masses and bringing about the first signs of holiday
cheer madness in the stores today, I’m trying to squeeze in some blog time.
I’m actually frightened by the 3:00am sales and the throngs of half asleep, lunatic people willing to camp out to save about $100. I know that people are struggling and that the economy is still not good. I know the value of a dollar and I truly do enjoy a good bargain. But, by my calculations, the comfort of my bed vs the stamina, gumption and insanity that would be required to drag my sorry-ass out of my house at some ungodly hour, only to possibly be trampled in a retail store, is worth about $100. So, I figured by staying home this morning I was actually breaking even.
And my hubby, who I would argue has limited ability to employ critical thinking, actually agrees with me here (who would have guessed we ever agree about anything!) So, we both snuggled in bed this morning as stores overflowed with people and everyone searched for the 4 in-stock TVs that were advertised as being the “door busters” for the first lucky shoppers.
Anyhow, the thought process required to convince yourself that you should get in your car, head out to a store, and wait in a line….. only to subject yourself to disappointment when the items you went to buy are no longer available (even though you were the 10th person in the line) made me start thinking about using logic… This of course, made me think of hubby’s lack of logic, which of course made me wonder what’s wrong with men. (In case you haven’t noticed, almost every post makes me ask this very same question…)
This line of thinking actually led to my post today.
So, here we go…..
I have often wondered what sort of logic occurs in the mind of a man. Or, if there’s any logical thinking applied at all. I’m certainly not a medical expert but, based on my years of field testing and my observation analysis, I’ve think I’ve come to a diagnosis.
I’d argue that logic cannot necessarily be taught… it’s sort of like common sense. You either have it or you don’t.
And apparently, men do not have it.
There, I’ve said it. And yes, I’m sure there are exceptions and I’m sure that by mistake, sometimes, men may stumble into a logical decision. However, when they are just happily going along with their day, they will act & react without necessarily employing any logic.
I’d like to share a story that will provide you with a bit of proof to back-up my theory.
We were having dinner with another couple this past week and the wife shared a story about her recent attempt to prep their spare room for houseguests. She mentioned she had done all the cleaning, dusting, vacuuming & laundering necessary to ready this room. She then mentioned her hubby actually took the freshly cleaned comforter and brought it from the laundry to the guest room (now, if I stopped here.. he’d get major kudos from me for making any effort to assist in this process, but alas, the story continues…). She then asked me to ponder this question.
“Why would he bring the comforter all the way to the room upstairs only to toss it onto the bed in a big heap rather than spread it out to cover the bed?”
And my response of course was… “Well, he’s a man. They don’t use any sort of logic when they complete tasks. They never think past their immediate action and say to themselves, what consequences might occur based on my actions… “
Because…… if a man asked himself….
“What’s going to happen if I don’t spread out this comforter?”
He might logically make the following compounded conclusions:
- It’s likely my wife will nag me….
- This will likely occur at an inopportune time (like while I’m watching the football game)
- This will probably turn into an argument
- It will probably grow into tons of examples of how clueless I am
- I will demonstrate selective listening, as I try to concentrate on the game and only pretend to listen to her
- She will realize I’m not listening
- I will attempt to prove that I was listening
- She will ask me to repeat what she said
- I will realize that as much as I want to, I can’t even fake it, because I can’t repeat anything she said
- She will storm out of the room
- I will not have sex tonight
Now.. since every story ends with or without sex in a man’s mind.. It could be said that if this very same man could employ any sort of logical reasoning at the very beginning of this scenario, he would quickly be able to jump ahead about 10 steps in the process and realize that:
Spreading out the comforter = SEX
Leaving the comforter in a heap = NO SEX
Can you only imagine how much easier his life would be if he learned how to use logic??