And Women Are Not Alike
Women will sometimes admit making a mistake. The last man
who admitted that he was wrong was Gen. George Custer.
A man has six items in his bathroom -- a toothbrush, toothpastem,
shaving cream, razor, a bar of Dial soap, and a towel from
the Holiday Inn. The average number of items in the typical
woman's bathroom is 437. A man would not be able to identify
most of these items and what they are used for.
Men take photography very seriously. They'll shell out $4000
for state-of-the-art equipment, and build darkrooms, and
take photography classes. Women purchase Kodak Instamatics,
and often produce better-looking shots.
Female cheerleaders are cute, sexy, fresh, and all-American.
Male cheerleaders are scary.
Let's say a small group of men and women are in a room,
watching television, and an episode of the Three Stooges
comes on. Immediately, the men will get very excited; they
will laugh uproariously, and even try to imitate the actions
of Curly, man's favorite Stooge. The women will roll their
eyes and groan and wait it out.
Men need a good disagreement to get talking, e.g., "Wow,
great movie.", "What are you, nuts? No REAL cop
would have an Uzi that size.", "Well, maybe he
got it because he knew about those Mafia guys", etc.
Women, not having this problem, try to initiate conversations
with men by saying something agreeable "That garden
by the roadside looks lovely." "Mmhmm." Pause.
"That was a good restaurant last night, wasn't it?"
"Yeah." Pause. And so on.
If a woman is out driving and she finds herself in unfamiliar
surroundings, she will stop at a gas station and ask for
directions. Men consider this to be a sign of weakness.
A man will never stop and ask for directions. Men will drive
in a circle for hours, all the while saying things like,
"Looks like I've found a new way to get there,"
and, "I know I'm in the neighborhood. I recognize that
A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants,
empty the garbage, answer the phone, read a book, get the
mail... A man will dress up for: weddings, funerals. Women
dress up, not to be attractive to men, but so they will
be noticed by other women. Ask a man what color dress a
woman wore last night. He won't remember.
When the check comes, Mike, Dave, Rob and Jack will each
throw in $20 bills, even though it's only for $22.50. None
of them will have anything smaller, and none will actually
admit they want change back. When the girls get their check,
out come the pocket calculators.
Women on a girls' night out talk the whole time. Men on
a boys' night out say about twenty words all night, most
of which are "Pass the Doritos" or "Got any
Women use garages to park their cars and to store their
lawnmowers. Men use garages for many things. They hang license
plates in garages, they watch TV in garages, and they build
useless wooden things in garages.
Getting Ready To Go Out:
Women will try on several outfits to make sure they are
the right color. Men smell their clothes before putting
When a man says he's ready to go out, it means he's ready
to go out. When a woman says she's ready to go out, it means
that she WILL be ready to go out, as soon as she finds her
other earring, finishes putting on her makeup...
A woman makes a list of things she needs and then goes out
to the store and buys these things. A man waits till the
only items left in his fridge are half a lime and a beer.
Then he goes grocery shopping. He buys everything that looks
good. By the time a man reaches the checkout counter, his
cart is packed tighter than the Clampett's car on Beverly
Hillbillies. Of course, this will not stop him from going
to the 10-items-or-less lane. A woman will buy enough food
for a week. A man will buy enough food for less than a day.
To their credit, men do not decorate their penmanship. They
just chicken-scratch. Women use scented, colored stationery
and they dot their "i's" with circles and hearts.
Women use ridiculously large loops in their "p's"
and "g's". It is a royal pain to read a note from
a woman. Even when she's dumping you, she'll put a smiley
face at the end of the note.
A man will remember how short a woman's dress was, for years.
A woman will remember what color it was.
Women look nice when they wear jewelry. A man can get away
with wearing one ring and that's it. Any more than that
and he will look like a lounge singer named Vic. Men would
wear earrings if they could remember "is it the left
ear that means you're gay and the right ear that means you
are heterosexual, or..."
Women do laundry every couple of days. A man will wear every
article of clothing he owns, including his surgical pants
that were hip about eight years ago, before he will do his
laundry. When he is finally out of clothes, he will wear
a dirty sweatshirt inside out, rent a U-Haul and take his
mountain of clothes to the laundromat, and expect to meet
a beautiful woman while he is there.
Let's say a man and a woman are watching a boxing match
on television, and one of the fighters is felled by a low
blow. The woman says "Oh, gee, that must hurt."
The man doubles over and actually feels pain.
Women mature much faster than men. Most 17-year old females
can function as adults. Most 17-year old males are still
trading baseball cards and giving each other wedgies after
gym class. This is why high school romances rarely work
out. A woman is fully capable of running a family or holding
a job at age 18. Men start growing up sometime after age
When a woman reaches menopause, she goes through a variety
of complicated emotional, psychological, and biological
changes. The nature and degree of the changes varies with
the individual. Menopause in a man provokes a uniform reaction.
He buys aviator glasses, a snazzy French cap and leather
driving gloves, and goes shopping for an expensive foreign
sports car and a mistress half his age.
Men are vain; they will check themselves out in the mirror.
Women are ridiculous; they will check out their reflections
in any shiny surface - mirrors, spoons, store windows, toasters,
Joe Garagiola's head...
For women, their favorite movie scene is when Clark Gable
kisses Vivien Leigh for the first time in "Gone With
The Wind." For men, it's when Jimmy Cagney shoves a
grapefruit in Mae Clark's face in "Public Enemy."
Some men look good with mustaches: Tom Selleck and Burt
Reynolds. There are no women who look good with mustaches.
With the exception of female body-builders, who call each
other names like "Ultimate Pecs" and "Big
Turk," women eschew the use of nicknames. If Gloria,
Suzanne, Deborah and Michelle get together for lunch, they
will call each other Gloria, Suzanne, Deborah and Michelle.
But if Mike, Dave, and Jack go out for a brewski, they will
affectionately refer to each other as Bullet-Head, Peanut-Brain,
Ah, children. A woman knows all about her children. She
knows about dentist appointments and soccer games and romances
and best friends and favorite foods and secret fears and
hopes and dreams. A man is vaguely aware of some short people
living in the house. A man has to be reminded of his kids'
A woman will ask a man to water her plants while she is
on vacation. The man will water the plants. The woman returns
five days later, to an apartment full of dead plants. No
one knows why this happens.
Men use restrooms for purely biological reasons. Women use
restrooms as social lounges. Men in a restrooms will never
speak a word to each other. Women who've never met will
leave a restroom giggling together like old friends.
When preparing for work, a woman will put on a Mondi wool
suit, then slip on Reebok sneakers. She wil carry her dress
shoes in a plastic bag from Saks. When a woman gets to work,
she will put on her dress shoes. Five minutes later, she
will kick them off because her feet are under the desk.
A man will wear the same pair of shoes all day.
Men wear sensible socks. They wear standard white sweatsocks.
Women wear strange socks. They are cut way below the ankles,
have pictures of clouds on them, and have a big fuzzy ball
on the back.
Simply put, men can always find their way around stadiums
and arenas. The women usually end up following men.
Men see the telephone as a communications tool. They use
the telephone to send short messages to other people. A
woman can visit her girlfriend for two weeks, and upon returning
home, she will call the same friend and they will talk for
When a woman says she'll be ready to go out in five more
minutes, she's using the same meaning of time as when a
man says the football games's just got five minutes left.
Neither of them is counting time outs, commercials, or replays.
Little girls love to play with toys. Then, when they reach
the age of 11 or 12, they lose interest. Men never grow
out of their obsession with toys. As they get older, their
toys simply become more expensive and impractical. Examples
of mens toys: miniature TV's, car phones, complicated juicers
and blenders, graphic equalizers, small robots that serve
cocktails on command, and anything that blinks, beeps and
requires at least six "D" batteries to operate.