Seven things men do that drive women nuts
Sadly, one of them is not write stupid articles like this one at MSN, which isn't the fault of men, but just one man--the writer, Alan Goldsher. I don't know if he's lashing out because his job is to write articles that reinforce tired stereotypes, but for some reason he has to smear the good names of his betters.
I believe it was Socrates who said, “Women are insane, and men are dumb.” Then again, it might’ve been Anaïs Nin. Or maybe Simone de Beauvoir.
Three people well-known for sticking closely to social expectations and refusing to make a fuss, I'll tell you what.
Anyway, onto the 7 things that drive women nuts. And no, one of them is not "join the Promise Keepers." Actually, it's the 7 things you need to do to avoid driving women nuts, so there's a sort of positive slant to the whole thing.
Put the toilet seat down.
Here you go, anti-feminists who are always asking in fakey incredulous tones of voice whether or not we feminists think men and women are different: I think men can pee standing up and women can't. (At least not in the tall toilet.) And no, that wasn't so hard. I guess I was wrong. We do only deserve 75 cents on a man's dollar.
Men are neat, while women are clean.
Once again, I am worried that my man and I are so confused about our gender roles that we are going to be the subject of an outraged column at Townhall. I am certain that it was my boyfriend who put my shoes where I can't find them in a frenzy of cleaning, but I guess it must have been me.
To elaborate: A guy’s place may look perfect; for example, all of his “art” is in its place on the shelves, and the floor is empty of shoes, remote controls, and various other dude detritus. But when your girl examines the shelf area under that aforementioned “art,” there’s a 75% chance she’ll come upon a half-inch coating of dust.
I know I always wore white gloves on dates.
Girls, on the other hand, may have a pile of to-be-put-away clean clothes on her bedroom floor, but at least their space is clean. Get it?
Not really. But I ran my finger under one of the paintings on the wall and it was dusty. The good news is that I can blame my boyfriend. The bad news is I have to clean it, since he doesn't read MSN.
Be emotionally available
Whatever that means.
If you tell her you’ll call her on Thursday, call her on Thursday
You’re not in high school anymore. Quit playing head games, and get dialing.
But what if you're "just not that into her"? How else is she supposed to know you're only using her for sex?
Based on personal experience, I know women dislike walking down the street with a guy who doesn’t keep his fingernails clipped, or his shirt and pants relatively wrinkle- and hole-free, or his armpits un-stinky.
That's the main reason--they want everyone else to oooh and aah over their boyfriend who takes showers. It has nothing to do with the fact that it's easier to be near someone who showers.
Put together an original night out
Dinner and a movie? C’mon, you did that last week. And the week before. And the week before that. One more week, and you’ve officially entered Dullsville. Take her bowling, or to a museum… or any place other than to dinner and a movie.
Or a strip club.
If your girlfriend finds out one of her girlfriend’s boyfriend gave her a dozen “just because” roses – and the only “just because” gift you’ve ever given your girl is a ticket to a Cleveland Indians game – she’ll want to throttle you.
Unless of course she's an Indians fan. In that case, dump her, since she can't be a woman, as women hate sports. In fact, if she notes that her friend got a present and seems to just be happy for her friend and isn't burning with jealousy, dump her. Real women don't actually like their friends and only keep them around for comparison reasons. And if she says something like, "That's sweet but I think that $100 for 12 flowers is a little ridiculous, don't you," run, don't walk away. A lack of frivolity is a dangerous trait in a woman.