I’m still chuckling about yesterday’s post – Men Are simple – Come on – it was funny. But I realized I wasn’t being totally fair to the great Men out there – and in my life. But I was reminded of a past “Cosby” show, where Alvin (future son-in-law to Heathcliff) says, “Why can’t we all just have simple bodies – like Dad! And Sandra (his lovely fiancee’) shoots back, “There’s nothing complicated about your body”. I thought I would die laughing – not just because of how it was said – but because of the look on Bill Cosby’s face – Priceless.
Simple Bodies. Wow. Well no woman could EVER be accused of having one of those – that’s for sure. Case and point. A guy walks into a clothing store to buy a pair of jeans. He knows his size -0r close enough. He sees them. He buys them. He’s out of there. He doesn’t even have to use the dressing room to “try them on”. That’s a foreign concept to most guys. That’s what I call a simple body.
Women on the other hand – come in many sizes and shapes. Oh I’m not complaining – most Men – Okay all men like women that way. That’s the way we’re supposed to be. Curvy. Not Simple. Well that creates ALL sorts of major problems when shopping for clothes. Since no two women are shaped exactly the same – why in the world do they make clothes like we are???? It’s frustrating – infuriating – and I really hate clothes shopping!!! I used to take my prepubesint daughter shopping – before she had grown into her body – legs were too short for the styles in the junior department – but she was too big for the children’s department. I’m telling you – the pant length on her from the junior department were a good 6 inches too long!!! We used to have “high times” in the dressing room – she’d cry and scream and get upset – then I’d cry and get upset – it was really bad for a few years. Every time we went shopping together I would come home and say “Never Again” and you can’t make me!!
Today if I want to find something – I have to know my exact size – complete with inseam – because at 5’9″ you would think I have a really long inseam – but actually it’s pretty average – so if I try to buy “tall” pants – they are miles too long – but an average is too short. It’s horrible. And I have short arms – thanks to my Mom.
Now a guy would never worry about inseam. Oh no. They make pants for guys with the perfect inseam – you just have to pick it out. Are you a 36/32 or a 34/34 it’s right there waiting for you on the shelf. Women don’t have such a thing. We have “petite”, “average” or “tall”. Wow. What if you’re in between? And a guy would never have to worry about pants not fitting right – when he buys them right off the rack – he has no hips – so they fit like a glove every time. It’s sickening. Women have hips. Again – not complaining, just stating a fact. But it is really difficult to buy clothes.
Yes – Women are….Complicated. I’m not just making this stuff up. I’m married to a guy that tells me this all the time. Not only does he think I’m complicated – but he can’t understand me most of the time – who could blame him? I can’t understand myself half the time. But it’s really true – we expect Men TO understand us. To get inside our minds and figure us out somehow – and I have known some men that are actually pretty good at it – but I think they are just guessing and really good at it. The female mind is a scary place to a guy. And as soon as he thinks he’s figured it out – everything changes anyhow. You’ve heard of women saying, “Well if you don’t know what’s wrong – I’m NOT going to tell you!” What is the poor guy to do with that? It’s just better to pretend, guys. And leave it at that. As I’ve told my future son-in-law ,”Repeat after me – you’re right, and I was wrong. You’re always right, and I’m always wrong. You’ve NEVER been so right and I’ve NEVER been so wrong” I’ve told him that his life will be a lot happier if he will say that to Ashlee – like A LOT. A happy women is what you want. “If Mama ain’t happy – ain’t NOBODY happy” is very true.
Women like to be treated special – not like other guys. They love being feminine – at least most do – and they love it when guys treat them special and are careful with them – and respectful of them. And to be some one’s “Queen” is very special – because deep down – that’s how all women like to be thought of and treated like.
Complicated? Yes we are. Would Men change a thing about us? No Way!
I have never had so many “hits” as from my “Men are Simple” post – well except maybe my post on “Baggage” or “Sin” What does that say???? Who are all the readers out there – is there something in common with all of you? Well anyway – I would love to hear your thoughts and comments. Don’t be shy – I really don’t bite – and I’ve only scared one person off that I know of – so it’s all good! Drop by and leave me a comment – I promise not to make fun of it – okay I might chuckle a little, like yesterday at one of the comments – but I would never make fun of anyone – honest.
Have a super wonderful AWESOME day!