reply to post by daryllyn
Ok, this is somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but also honest....
Why can't you pick your clothes up off of the floor?
We always reserve the right to wear it again, and if so, we'll know right where to find it.
Why can't you start your own load of laundry once in a while when you know I won't be home until late?
The washer doesn't care what time it is...
(personally though, I actually do most of the laundry, as my wife has a bad back, and the baskets are heavy)
Why can't you change a diaper?
Because they are disgusting, and you whackos somehow think it's cute.
Why can't you leave me alone when I am trying to wash your dishes?
On some animal instinct level, turning your back to us means you are ready for action.
Why can't you let me have the tv remote sometimes?
Because you watch stupid things like Lifetime or Toddlers in Tiaras, etc..
Why do you fart in my bed and then get mad at me for spraying air freshener at you?!
Air Freshener is cold and wet.
(I don't subject my wife to this though)
Why can't you hear me talking when the tv is on? Why must the tv be sooooooo loud?
We like escapism, and can't multi-task all that well, eons of being focused on the hunt..so we honestly just don't hear you. Also, you may be mumbling
versus actually speaking to us. Hint, say our name first, get a response, and THEN talk to us, and we'll hear you...
Why can't you empty your pockets?
See the answer to clothes. This way, we can find everything, why it's in the pockets from yesterday of course.
Why do you smoke AND chew?
Both are nasty habits, so I feel for you there. I imagine the chew is for times when he only has one hand (hard to light a cig with only one hand
(none to cup for wind). Dip is also more "macho" so likely his buddies do it to, so he has to.
Why do you always take the last cold Dr. Pepper?
Because we're thirsty.
(I'm not dumb enough to take the last cold soda though. I just use ice and grab a warm one, and put a couple more in there...as I've had that fight
too many times)
By and large, we're mostly selfish, simple creatures who want food, sex, sleep, and entertainment (and not necessarily in that order). However, we can
be trained to think of others as well. Just like a pet or a child, it's all about rewards. Rewards for doing good things will reinforce the desired
behavior. A kind word, a small kiss, etc. can go a long way.
edit on 17-11-2011 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)