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Because I'm A Man

Because I'm a man, when I lock my keys in the car, I will fiddle with a wire coat hanger and ignore your suggestions that we call a road service until long after hypothermia has set in.
Because I’m a man, when the car isn’t running well I will pop the hood and stare at the engine as if I know what I am looking at. If another man shows up, one of us will say to the other, “I used to be able to fix these things, but now with all these computers and things, I wouldn’t know where to start.”
We will then drink beer.
Because I’m a man, when I catch a cold I need someone to bring me soup and take care of me while I lie in bed and moan. You never get as sick as I do, so for you, this isn’t an issue.
Because I’m a man, I can be relied on to purchase basic groceries at the shop, like milk or bread. I cannot be expected to find exotic items like ‘Cumin’ or ‘Tofu’. For all I know, these are the same thing. And never, under any circumstances, expect me to pick up anything for which ‘Feminine Hygiene Product’ is a euphemism.
Because I’m a man, when one of our appliances stops working I will insist on taking it apart, despite evidence that this will just cost me twice as much once the repair person gets here and has to put it back together.
Because I’m a man, I must hold the television remote control in my hand while I’m watching TV. If the thing has been misplaced, I may miss a whole show looking for it. (Though at one time I was able to survive with a calculator.)
Because I’m a man, I don’t think we’re all that lost, and no, I don’t think we should stop and ask someone. Why would you listen to a complete stranger - I mean, how the heck could he know where we’re going?
Because I’m a man, there is no need to ask me what I’m thinking about. The answer is always sex, guns or footy, though I have to make up something else when you ask, so don’t.
Because I’m a man, I do not want to visit your mother, or have your mother come visit us, or talk to her when she calls, or think about her any more than I have to. Whatever you get her for Mother’s Day is fine, I don’t need to see it. And don’t forget to pick up something for my mum too.
Because I’m a man, you don’t have to ask me if I liked the movie. Chances are, if you’re crying at the end of it, I didn’t.
Because I’m a man, I think what you’re wearing is fine. I thought what you were wearing five minutes ago was fine too. Either pair of shoes is fine. With the belt or without it looks fine. Your hair is fine. You look fine. Can we just go now?
Because I’m a man, and this is, after all, the 2000’s, I will share equally in the housework. You just do the laundry, the cooking, the gardening, the cleaning, and the dishes. I’ll do the rest.

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