I know that men and women are very different, but I honestly think that it is more likely that men originated from somewhere like a landfill than Mars. Have you ever been to a single guy's apartment or a place where more than one guy cohabit together in complete filth? Where do those living standards come from, and why are they so different and so far beneath the standards that women have? Disgusting.
There is usually a layer of filth coating the bathroom sink, so much so that it has turned whatever native surface the sink originated as to a white, cloudy color. There is a layer of dirt and dust on the floor, the toilets are stained, and there is junk everywhere (and in some of the most upscale of single-guy dwellings, there are empty liquor bottles displayed proudly... you know who you are). What happens when living standards must combine in a co-ed cohabitation like marriage? Disaster. Yelling. Nagging. Ignoring. Bitterness.
Do men not see messes? How can they be immune to them, to their smell, to the overall clutter? Women surely notice them right away, they notice when anything is out of place, it annoys them, and they take action against it. A man could be standing in a pile of trash and dirty laundry and not still not realize there's a problem.
It is beyond my comprehension why a man cannot clearly see that the trash is full as he carefully balances his one item of garbage on the top of the pile so as NOT to have to empty the trash can and take the trash out. There can be things (that clearly are intended to reach their final destination upstairs somewhere) lying on the bottom stair that he can walk by without even noticing. There can be dirty clothes strewn about the bedroom, bathroom, dining room, anywhere, and he doesn't care or notice. Does he even know if those clothes are dirty or clean? And if he doesn't know, how is said spouse supposed to know?
I'm just saying... It truly is a miracle that men and women have been able to live (not always peacefully) together in homes for thousands of years without more incidents... or maybe those incidents are far more frequent than anyone lets on... It makes me wonder, what would happen if the women had the same attitudes as the men... what would happen? Would all of our homes be condemned within a matter of months?
Image Credit: The People Group (http://thepeoplegroup.com/2012/07/the-disposable-employee/)
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Cyndi M. Frick
This lifestyle blog is my outlet to share and advise about the things I love. I always have an opinion!