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November 21, 2007

MEN VS WOMEN

You know how when things aren't going well in your friend's life, or day, or whatever? And he or she complains a little about them to you, because you are always willing to lend a sympathetic ear if it gets you out of doing any work? So then, when it's your turn to talk, because you care, you say, "I'm sorry."? You know?

If the other person is a woman, she will respond, "Thanks. Yeah, it sucks." Or some such response, often followed by a continuing litany, but the point is: She recognizes what you meant.

Whereas if the other person is a man, when you say "I'm sorry," he will respond, "It's not your fault."

This is merely an observation. We shall leave the sexist interpretation of this fact, and subsequent flinging of angry rhetoric back and forth, to the commenters of either competing gender.

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Men vs Women,...

For men, there's red, blue, yellow, black, etc. Women have a larger color spectrum. There's mauve, cherry, taupe, mahoganny, god knows what else.

Also, one cookie left, what will people do? If a woman, she'll divide it in half, and eat half. If a man, he'll think, "Lucky me, one left" and eat the cookie."

There must be more.

Brad,

You're stuttering.

I hereby declare it to be Blog30...BlogBar's Open!

For an appetizer, I'm setting out crackers and smoked fish dip that was blessed for the Holidays, yes...Holy Mackerel!

Yes, we heard you the first time, Brad. There's also "puce" and "chartreuse" on the table for colors.

Annie will only make more M&M cookies when she is the world ruler.

Hmmm. Wondering how this particular "I'm sorry" exchange plays out in Canada since we are a nation of knee-jerk apologizers who are liable to blurt out "so sorry" to the person who just ran over our feet.

I can get my own M&M cookies, and mine and kosher.

I did learn one thing from the blog, though. If you ever have two of something, identical in every respect but color, always ask a girl which one is nicer. She will care.

Holy Mackerel would be good with the giant lobster thing from a few threads ago. Yum!

My wife's head is like Windows when you click on one of them nasty links...stuff just pops up out of nowhere. Mine is a lot cleaner...I really can be thinking about nothing. I really can completely put the trash out of my mind, and the leaves in the yard, and the junk in the garage, and the clothes in the basket, etc. All of it, poof, gone.

See?

Auntie M- Having been there. Women are prone to saying "I am so sorry." I kid you not, in my darkest hour a male friend told me "Wow. It sucks to be you." I couldn't help but to laugh. Truer words were never spoken.

So, to summarize, the joint distribution of "not your fault" response events with "complaint" stimulus events can be sampled to develop an asymptotically valid estimate of an orientation (not to say strictly gender) metric (NTTAWWT)? Such a structural inference could be quite usefully predictive! I congratulate on your findings.

But I'm wondering can we use physical techniques to explore the solution space, like, to pick a random example, wearing matchy-matchy outfits and throwing cookies at the subjects?

Tosses Al a "you" to congratulate, along with a carton of low-carbon footprint iced teas.

This is the book that is the Bible of women/men language differences.

"You Just Don't Understand"

My wife's head is like Windows when you click on one of them nasty links...stuff just pops up out of nowhere. Mine is a lot cleaner...I really can be thinking about nothing. I really can completely put the trash out of my mind, and the leaves in the yard, and the junk in the garage, and the clothes in the basket, etc. All of it, poof, gone.

See?

Posted by: Olo Baggins of Bywater | 04:39 PM on November 21, 2007

yup. i'm a guy.
which makes cj gay. nttawwt.

...and they all lived happily ever after.

I guess this makes me a lesbian gay guy. NTTAWWT

I'm soooooooooo confused!

AinP, I'm sorry I'm so late in posting this. But, it's phenomenon. Phenomena is plural. But, then again, I'm a guy so I'm always wrong.

If I am the complainer and I get the apology, I say "it's not your fault". If I am the complainee, I generally respond, "wow, sucks to be you."

Do I have to return my vagina for giving the guy answers?

"AinP, I'm sorry I'm so late in posting this. But, it's phenomenon. Phenomena is plural. But, then again, I'm a guy so I'm always wrong.

Posted by: Layzeeboy | 11:40 PM on November 21, 2007"

Layzeeboy, just you try to speak two languages, and spend part of an afternoon trying to explain to a French engineer the difference between affect and apply, and cope with a grève, and remember which way the accent mark goes in grève, and yeah, I realized it after I clicked Post. I was still thinking of the geographical differences as well as male-female, but yes, clearly in the last sentence I was referring to a single phenomenon.

So you're right. Don't have a heart attack or anything. ;-)))))

LTTG, but I always explain, "I'm not aPOLogizing, I'm SYMpathizing." I still believe that men are educable.

Also that my butt isn't big.

I told my friend I'm sorry the other day when his grandmother died, and he responded, "It's not your fault." Yeeeahhh, I know. What did you want me to do, sit there in silence? Sheesh. I really am sorry though.

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