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July 15, 2013 / Andee Frizzell


pants downThe other night Jack and I were enjoying a post day scotch on the fire escape and discussing Ontario’s Healthcare system and its lack of preventive care incentives, when Jill’s door flew open. She emerged carrying an extra large pint of ginger beer and wearing an exasperated look on her face. She had returned early from what could only be described as a disastrously bad date.

“After a mediocre attempt at cooking something editable, he excused himself to use the facilities while I got the movie ready. Then,” Jill rolled her eyes,” He came out of the bathroom wearing only a towel and a huge smile.”

“Seriously? Who does that?”  Jack asked.

“Men.” Jill and I replied in unison.

I took this as the perfect opportunity to share my generalized theory about the fundamental differences in priorities of men and women.

“Imagine,” I posed the question to both Jill and Jack, “You’ve moved to a brand new city where you don’t know anyone.  The basic human needs are covered, shelter, water, food; what are the next three most important requirements for you?”

Jack answered first, “Internet for access to porn, a place that serves a great steak and where I can get booze.”

Jill laughed and then gave her list, “An esthetician to get my legs waxed, a hairdresser and a gynaecologist.”  I nodded in agreement, being a woman, these reflected my own list.

“In a very broad generalized sense, men base importance on personal pleasure and women base importance on preservation of an ideal.” I conferred.

“What does this have to do with men dropping trow, (slang for trousers) unsolicited, during a date?” asked Jack.

“Priorities; his priority was his own pleasure and Jill’s was,”

“To preserve my faith in the male species and get the HELL out of there!” exclaimed Jill.


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  1. arcticgoddess / Jul 18 2013 9:31 am

    …which also goes to show why women have such power over men that they either do not know about or choose not to use. If all women refused to let men have what they want (sex) until their needs were met, men would give us everything we ever wanted. Mean? Perhaps…but it’s what they have been doing to us for centuries. Time to get that shoe on the other foot.

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