The following is a bit of helpful information on manhood from an anonymous source. I got it from Steve Walters, and suspect he wrote it, but have no proof.
Because I'm a man, when I lock my keys in the car, I will
fiddle With a coat hanger long after hypothermia has set in. Calling AAA is
not an option. I will win.
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 a
couple of beers as a form of holy communion.
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're a
woman. You never get as sick as I do, so for you, this is no problem.
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.
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 calculator instead (applies to engineers only).
Because I'm a man, there is no need to ask me what I'm thinking
about. The true answer is always either sex, cars, sex, sports or sex.
I have to make up something else when you ask, so just don't ask.
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 . . .
and if you are feeling amorous afterwards . . then I will certainly at
least remember the name and recommend it to others.
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.. It
does not make your rear look too big. It was the pasta and potatoes
and Margaritas that did that. Your hair is fine. You look fine. Can we
just go now?
Because I'm a man, and this is after all, the year 2008, I will
share equally in the housework. You just do the laundry, the cooking,
the cleaning, the vacuuming, and the dishes, and I'll do the rest.
Like wandering around in the garden with a beer, wondering what to do.
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