Saturday, January 31, 2009

Nonverbal Cues of the North American Male

(this was the scene in my office this morning:)


Observe how the male of the species will gather and deposit his dirty laundry (Fig.A) on the computer chair of the female.


Often this is a sign of aggression towards the female's other pastime (Fig. B).


It is also probable that the male was provoked by the presence of another, younger Alpha male (Fig. C).













Now observe the female's higher-functioning brain, and her ability to procure a second chair (Fig. D), thus leaving the male's laundry aside.





Finally, having accomplished all her tasks, the female will then travel to the male's workspace and leave a mark of her own.













42 comments:

Stephanie Graham said...

Brilliant...just brilliant.

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

What about Figure F (the Homer slippers)?

Momma Bear said...

Love it!!

cw2smom said...

He obviously hasn't figured out that WE women are the intellectually superior species. However, it was a good try. We shall give him an A for effort. I love your response!! You go girl! Lisa

Kathy said...

:-) That was great!

Lisa-licious said...

OK, wait a minute. I get that he wants you to "blog less and launder more", but when you put the pan on HIS chair, I am thinking either he needs to start cooking for you (not JUST in the bedroom), or you want him to "bring home the bacon". Am I way off base here?

SweetPeaSurry said...

An absolute phenomenon!!!

Frau said...

That was awesome glad to see your Husband has the same humor as you or atleast tries!He was trying to be funny right!

McMommy said...

The best part?

The Homer Simpson slippers under his chair!!!!!!!

tamilyn said...

That is hilarious and the Homer slippers...random?

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

You are a genius! I mean what did he think you were going to do? The laundry before the blog? Silly men.

Hazel said...

i love it. i must learn your skills before ever getting married.

Deb said...

You my friend, are a genius. My sister once put her husbands tools that he refused to put away for a month in his bed. Yep. He never did that again.

Krystyn said...

I love it.

I'm taking notes!

Miss Yvonne said...

You are my hero.

Seriously, the frying pan is pure genius.

Jen said...

Not defending the husband, but at least yours piles his laundry in one spot.

Love the way you responded. Perfect!

Mary Moore said...

Good work!!

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Ah, highly evolved that North American Female is...

I'm having a giveaway today - come check it out!

KD @ A Bit Squirrelly said...

That may be the best passive aggressive war ever fought. Kudos!

Swirl Girl said...

lolololololol

Peterson Party of 5 said...

YOU HAVE CURED MY ONGOING INSANITY with my hubby!
I love it!!!!!!!
Female 1 point
Male 0 points

xoxo,
Doreen

Jen said...

Perfect!

Mrs. Gutierrez said...

The momma always wins! Good for you. :)

Bee and Rose said...

You are an evil genius!

How can you concentrate with Edward Jonas over there next to you?????

Me said...

Us women will outwit them every time and take photos to brag about it! =)

Me said...

Did Lisalicious say "bring home the bacon?" HAHA

Brittany said...

OH MY GOD! I am so printing this off and hanging it on my fridge. I think a link for this post needs to be sent to Oprah, you can become her new gender expert:) Like Jack Hanna...but with men.

Gettysburg Mom said...

I'm a little jealous that your male picks his clothes up off the floor. That he then collects them in one place as Jen points out? Wow!

The Nice One said...

A-Mazzzzing!

Too bad in my house we have a role-reversal. He does it all. I just point and laugh.

jill jill bo bill said...

It's a stand-off. Who will buckle first?

BacktoBarnwell said...

HA HA HA. But yeah, HHS husband: You got cinched.

Cathie said...

You put Edward in the corner????

Eudea-Mamia said...

I'm thinking he should be happy you just put the pan in his chair, instead of upside his head.

Dooh!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Love it! LOL!

kwr221 said...

LOL, and my son has those same slippers!

I Am Boymom said...

How are you not running the country right now? Absoulute genius! Course my husband would just take the pan AND the laundry and leave it in my car.

MommyTime said...

So you know how everyone writes LOL, but they're not really L'ingOL? I actually had to snort to keep my voice down while reading this post because I didn't want to wake the kids. Thank you for the brilliance. I cannot wait to follow a similar plan at my house.

little wash wash said...

you are hillarious. I would love a stnad up Edward...oh how I love him!!

Rachel said...

This is hilarious!

Kirsten said...

lol! You're genius!

Mary said...

That is hysterical! I love it. When will they learn not to mess with us?

Reese said...

LOVE IT!!! That is freaking funny!

Rt now I am on the couch next to my boyfrinds clean laundry pile that he got out of the dryer and threw on the couch...we will see how many days it sits here :)