Is this really just a “guy” thing?

OK guys, I think we have probably all been here.

Old Phone
Old Phone

You get a call from a close friend of both you and your wife–or perhaps from one of your kids or relatives on either side of the fence.

You chat for a bit, say goodbye and then hang up the phone.

Throughout the call your wife has been listening intently from the other room (because that is what comes naturally)–perhaps even asking you at some point–or perhaps continuously: “who is it, what do they want, what are they talking about or why are they calling?”

Of course not a single one of the questions filters into your consciousness–other than as something like a mosquito keeping you from paying attention to the caller.

After you hang up she asks, “So who was it?”

“Matt.”

“My sister’s Matt?”

“Yup.”

“What did he want?”

“Not much.”

“Well what did he say?”

“Not much—just wanted to let us know that the baby finally arrived.”

Screams of hysterical joy fill the room, accompanied by much gesticulating, hyperventilation and several “oh my gods!”

“Was it a boy or a girl?”

“I don’t know.”

“Didn’t you ask?”

“No.”

“How much did it weight?”

“I don’t know.”

“Didn’t you ask?”

“No.”

“How long was labor?”

“I don’t know.”

“Didn’t you ask?”

“No.”

“Have they named it yet?”

“I don’t know.”

“Didn’t you ask?”

“No.”

“How is my sister doing?”

“I don’t know.”

“Didn’t you ask?”

“He sounded fine on the phone—-he didn’t say anything was wrong.”

“How come you never ask the IMPORTANT questions?”

“I don’t know.”

 

By Charles Buell

 

Guys, we have all been here.

You get a call from a close friend of both you and your wife—or perhaps from one of your kids or relatives on either side of the fence.

You chat for a bit, say goodbye and then hang up the phone.

Throughout the call your wife has been listening intently from the other room—perhaps even asking you: “who is it, what do they want, what are they talking about or why are they calling”—throughout the whole call.

Of course not a single one of the questions filters into your consciousness.

After you hang up she asks, “So who was it?”

“Matt.”

“My sister’s Matt?”

“Yup.”

“What did he want?”

“Not much.”

“Well what did he say?”

“Not much—just wanted to let us know that the baby finally arrived.”

Screams of hysterical joy fill the room, accompanied by much gesticulating, hyperventilation and several “oh my gods!”

“Was it a boy or a girl?”

“I don’t know.”

“Didn’t you ask?”

“No.”

“How much did it weight?”

“I don’t know.”

“Didn’t you ask?”

“No.”

“How long was labor?”

“I don’t know.”

“Didn’t you ask?”

“No.”

“Have they named it yet?”

“I don’t know.”

“Didn’t you ask?”

“No.”

“How is my sister doing?”

“I don’t know.”

“Didn’t you ask?”

“He sounded fine on the phone—-he didn’t say anything was wrong.”

“How come you never ask the IMPORTANT questions?”

“I don’t know.”

 

– See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/2014335/for-guys-only-well-ok-and-the-women-that-live-with-us-#sthash.AOIXVli1.dpuf

FOR GUYS ONLY!! ……well OK, and the women that live with us. (edit/delete)

 

Guys, we have all been here.

You get a call from a close friend of both you and your wife—or perhaps from one of your kids or relatives on either side of the fence. 

Who you gonna callYou chat for a bit, say goodbye and then hang up the phone.

Throughout the call your wife has been listening intently from the other room—perhaps even asking you: “who is it, what do they want, what are they talking about or why are they calling”—throughout the whole call. 

Of course not a single one of the questions filters into your consciousness.

After you hang up she asks, “So who was it?”

“Matt.”

“My sister’s Matt?”

“Yup.”

“What did he want?”

“Not much.”

“Well what did he say?”

“Not much—just wanted to let us know that the baby finally arrived.”

Screams of hysterical joy fill the room, accompanied by much gesticulating, hyperventilation and several “oh my gods!”

“Was it a boy or a girl?”

“I don’t know.”

“Didn’t you ask?”

“No.”

“How much did it weight?”

“I don’t know.”

“Didn’t you ask?”

“No.”

“How long was labor?”

“I don’t know.”

“Didn’t you ask?”

“No.”

“Have they named it yet?”

“I don’t know.”

“Didn’t you ask?”

“No.”

“How is my sister doing?”

“I don’t know.”

“Didn’t you ask?”

“He sounded fine on the phone—-he didn’t say anything was wrong.”

“How come you never ask the IMPORTANT questions?”

“I don’t know.”

– See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/2014335/for-guys-only-well-ok-and-the-women-that-live-with-us-#sthash.AOIXVli1.dpuf

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