are men really incredibl

y simple - or is it just me?

21 comments:

Rimshot said...

It's just you.

We're wonderful, really. Direct (mostly), uncomplicated (mostly) and useful for killing bugs and the like (mostly).

Rimshot said...

Of course, none of that applies to 'boys' of any age...

...except maybe the bug killing.

I, like the view said...

that's all very well, but can you change a light bulb (without being asked?)

I, like the view said...

put out the garbage (without being asked)

I, like the view said...

buy milk on your way home from work, because you used the last drop up at breakfast (without being asked)

Rimshot said...

"can" yes. "will"... perhaps, I suppose it all depends on one's opinion of when it's necessary.

I, like the view said...

(actually, scrub that last one - even I can't remember to buy milk)

I, like the view said...

my point EXACTLY

;-)

XXX

Rimshot said...

one power that we lack is mind-reading... at least in the early models such as myself.

I, like the view said...

no, it's not about that at all

it's about whether your mind works the same as mine*

{example}"the rubbish bin is full! I'll put it out and place a new bin liner in the bin!"{/example}

(shoving the rubbish further into the bin does not count as an option, as this means that the bin bag will rip open when you remove it from the bin and the contents of said bag will end up all over the floor; taking the bin bag out, leaving it next to the bin for a day or so does not count, because at some stage it will topple over and the contents of said bag will end up all over the floor)

I think I'll stop here, before I incriminate myself further

(*loud coughing and choking: g*d, or your chosen deity, help you!)

Mel said...

<--thinks she understands the question based on the examples

Here's one for ya.....Men are very much like women. Only they've been denied permission to BE as they are. (poor things....)
They gotta 'be the man' and all that rot.

Experience would tell me that when you give 'em permission--you end up with a FREAKING NEUROTIC MESS!!!!!!!

k....one MUST remember that himself and I seem to have this 'role reversal' goin' on.

Yup..he's now offering me food in hopes of making me feel better.

Oy brother......

Dave said...

I can, and do, do all those things. there's always milk in my fridge - indeed I buy more when I see that there's only a glassful left in the bottle.

Gordie said...

Having read this post, and the tinker-tailor-soldier one, close together, I feel it might be better for you to live on your own.

I still don't understand why I haven't bought toilet paper on my last four visits to the supermarket. I certainly wish I had! But that's not a social thing, or a relationship thing. It's a 'thinking about what I need' thing. But I changed a lightbulb before breakfast this morning.

I'm not sure, actually, if I mean 'better for you' or 'better for other people'. But I know that 'better' means you not getting hurt.

(((((I,LTV)))))

I, Like The View said...

Gordie it's only a blog, sweetie - and at the moment nothing is written in invisible ink between the lines! (now, if you had read this piece alongside "Date III", you might have gotten somewhere else entirely!)

but, it is only a blog - and all dear readers may make what they will of my nonsensical ramblings. . . I know what I mean, and sometimes that is all that counts!

(-:

Dave you are very nearly almost the perfect man, eh. . .

(-:

mel actually, weirdly, the examples were not what I thought about when I wrote the piece - but where my mind took me when shot commented

oh dear. . .

:-/

(-;

Rimshot said...

View, I'll live with you for as long as you'd like. I'll even take out the garbage regularly.

I think keeping yourself to... erm... yourself, would be quite unfair. :-P

katherine. said...

yes.

I, Like The View said...

katherine "yes" they are simple or yes it is me

(kinda need to be clear on this one!)

shot you are a darling, but you have no idea what a nightmare it would be to share the same living space as me, altho I do get your point about depriving someone special of unlimited amounts of my company

Mel said...

Oh, well, that explains how it was that I was taking the question differently than the examples took it!

k.....there's another one that made sense to only me!

And yup--they're simple.
Not easy, mind you.....

I, Like The View said...

I was thinking about some of the things these guys I've been "dating" have been saying. . .

holey-moley

. . .you were possibly maybe on the same direction I was before the lovely shot changed its course

<---- makes sense to her

simple (tick)
not easy (tick)
be the man rot (tick)

so why am I hummin'that Beach Boys' tune still. . .

I, Like The View said...

(and BEFORE anyone reads anything into that, *up arrow*, it's NOT supposed to make any sense to anyone else)(what I mean is, I know what I mean)

Mig said...

I sometimes find men incredibly alien. And quite weird.
In fact there have been times when if my dearly beloved were to say to some other woman, "my wife doesn't understand me", he'd be absolutely correct.
However, I do sometimes find them quite predictable.