The Male Moron Gene

My wife is constantly telling me I don’t understand her. She also gets upset that I’m not very verbal when it comes to my feelings. You know, the old “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” philosophy.

A friend of mine e-mailed me a joke that I think encapsulates the “Battle of the Sexes” quite eloquently:

A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, observing his wife looking at herself in the mirror. Since her birthday was not far off, he asked what she’d like to have for her birthday.

“I’d like to be six again,” she replied, still looking in the mirror.

On the morning of her birthday, he arose early, made her a nice, big bowl of Lucky Charms, and then took her to Six Flags theme park. What a day! He put her on every ride in the park — the Death Slide, the Wall of Fear, the Screaming Monster Roller Coaster and everything else there was.

Five hours later, they staggered out of the theme park. Her head was reeling and her stomach felt upside down.

He then took her to McDonald’s, where he ordered her a Happy Meal with extra fries and a chocolate shake.

Then it was off to a movie with popcorn, a soda pop, and her favorite candy, M&M’s. What a fabulous adventure. Finally, she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed, exhausted. He leaned over his wife with a big smile and lovingly asked “Well, Dear, what was it like being six again???”

Her eyes slowly opened and her expression suddenly changed. “I meant my dress size, you idiot!”

The moral of the story: all men possess the “male moron gene,” and even when we’re listening, we’re gonna get it wrong!

Rob Trecek

Johnson Direct LLC


Comments expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official positions of Johnson Direct LLC.


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A prominent measurable marketing strategist and nationally recognized thought leader, Grant serves as president and chief marketing officer for Johnson Direct, a measurable marketing communications and direct branding™ counseling firm that employs multi-channel marketing strategies that are testable and accountable. He is also a sought-after public speaker, marketing trainer, award-winning author, copywriter, and consultant.
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