Now....Welcome to day 4 of Man Week 2011. So far I've alienated my wife, upset close friends and destroyed my page count for the week. All in all another successful man week!!
So what do we have in store for today? Men in social situations, a study in contrast.
"Peter can you call Carl and see if he's coming?"
"Carl? It's Peter."
"Hey. So are you coming over?"
"He's coming hon."
"Is Lucy feeling better?"
"Did you two actually talk?!"
Of course women will read this and think, "That's the same as my man!" and men will look at this and shrug. They will shrug because they see nothing wrong with this. We called and preformed the exact function required. No more no less.
"Hon can you call Sally and see if she's coming?"
"Sally?! It's June!!"
"June, I was just thinking about you! How did you know!?"
"Intuition. Ha! How strange that is? I was just sitting here yesterday when the phone rang and you'll never guess who was calling me...."
-=20 Minutes Later=-
"So is she coming?"
"Oh, right. I forgot to ask her that... Let me give her another call."
I could not fill a 20 minute conversation with a man on the telephone. Most men would be hard pressed to fill twenty minutes face to face. It's just not who we are.
For the uniformed I present a quick primer of men conversations:
So there you have it. Men and the art of the conversation. Why chat when a nod, expression or simple handshake will suffice? We can and do converses but not about anything so frivolous as what's happening in our lives or what we feel about things. That is understood by how we live. The conversation should not be overused on these things. And that's just the way I see it.