By Alex Deng
A woman asks her husband to water her plants while she is on vacation. When she returns home, she finds that all her plants are dead. No one knows why this occurs.
Men and women are completely different in the way they behave and think. Usually, this creates confusion and disagreement between the two genders.
When a woman tells a man about her terrible day at work, the response usually consists of silence or a couple of “uh huhs.”
This causes the woman to get angry, and it can end with a night on the couch for the guy.
Men actually do listen to what women say, but they lack eye contact or a proper response. The woman accordingly thinks that the guy does not care, and a dispute erupts.
The problem has to do with the brain. According to research done at Indiana University School of Medicine, a man uses one side of his brain to listen while a woman uses both sides. Although it may seem like men aren’t listening, they actually are.
Guys usually have really bad handwriting compared to their female counterparts. Girls will dot their i’s with hearts or circles, use colorful pens, and draw pretty pictures in the background. Some will even use a smiley face when breaking up, which can be very confusing for the guy. Are girls really happy about breaking up with them or are girls trying to cheer them up?
In bathrooms, guys generally have a few items on average: a toothbrush, toothpaste, towel, comb, deodorant, and razor. In comparison, gals have many more items including makeup, lipstick, nail polish, nail polish remover, cream, and hair pins.
While driving, a woman will stop and ask for directions when she’s lost. A man, on the other hand, will keep going in circles, saying that he “knows the way.” Men believe that asking for directions is a sign of weakness.
Although men and women are completely different, I think we make up for each other’s weaknesses and faults in the end. That is why many are able to live together as husband and wife. ♦
Alex Deng can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(The stories in this issue are written by SYLP students, not Northwest Asian Weekly staff. Opinions herein do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of the newspaper.)