One hectic Saturday afternoon as I was in the bathroom trying my best to quickly undo the overly complicated closure on my jeans so I could pee in the two-second window I was given, I was reminded of something my husband frequently says: "Only women would put up with this!" Logically, what sane person would make getting into and out of pants so complicated? What if there was a gastrointestinal emergency? Crap would happen - literally.
I'm not exactly sure what it is that makes men and women so different in their levels of tolerance, but I guess that's usually (and I said "usually") why the women (the mothers) have more patience for emotional, irrational children than the men (the fathers) do.
The most reoccurring thing that my husband cannot seem to fathom about women is why we would ever stand in a long checkout line to buy something we don't "need" and could essentially buy elsewhere... case in point: Why are the lines so long and slow moving at places like Victoria's Secret, Express, Michaels, etc. (and why is it so damn hot in there too)? Every time he accompanies me on a shopping excursion to one of these infamous places, he says in an I-want-to-be-heard-being-annoyed voice, "Only women would put up with this! Men would drop their stuff and leave!" (Oh yeah, and he actually did say that in Michaels not long ago, and one of the women in line turned around and offered, "You sound like my husband!"... there were no other men in line, by the way.)
Is that true? Would a man really create a scene like that just to avoid standing in a line? But I usually NEED those things from that exact place... so there we stand as his frustration grows ever more obvious by the narrowing if his eyes, the sighing with impatience, and the growing redness of his face.
Furthermore, my husband always gets annoyed when I complain about a problem, but I don't actually want a solution... I just want to vent and move on. Women understand that logic when speaking with other women, but men will never understand the complicated intricacies that embody female communication.
Do the long lines and their snail's pace annoy me as a woman? Of course they do, but I'm willing to endure the annoyingly slow line so that I can go home to be annoyed at a later date by the overly complicated clothing that I just purchased so I can then earn the right to complain about said annoyances to my husband who will then be annoyed that I'm not interested in his solution to my problem.
Women... can't live with 'em... you know the rest.
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Cyndi M. Frick
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