Friday 12 February 2010

Go Figure!

My husband bought me this mug. And backed it up with: "I thought it was just you". I'm not sure what to make of that, dear reader.

I wonder what romantic delights I might get for Valentine's Day.

This week's running/training

Monday: Rest day - 50 lengths swimming.
Tuesday: 7 mile tempo (average 7.38)
Wednesday: 15 x step reps at Kelvingrove Park
Thursday: 7 mile club run - with 25 min tempo.


Marco Consani said...

Valentines Day?
Did you not tell me that it was just the flower companies way of making money and not to bother with flowers anyway as its a Sunday and no-one will see the flowers when they are delivered to the house.


Debs M-C said...

Dear husband,

What women REALLY mean when they say:

FINE This is the word used at the end of any argument where the woman is convinced she is right, but needs to shut the man up. (Men…NEVER use fine to describe how a woman looks. This will cause you to have one of those arguments).

FIVE MINUTES This is half an hour. It is equivalent to the five minutes that our football game is going to last before we can take out the trash, so I think we have an even trade here.

NOTHING This means something and you should be on your toes. "Nothing" is usually used to describe the feeling a woman has of wanting to turn you every way but loose. 'Nothing" usually signifies an argument that will last "Five Minutes" and end with the word "Fine."

GO AHEAD (with raised eyebrows) This is a dare. One that will result in a woman getting upset over "Nothing" and will end with the word "Fine."

GO AHEAD (normal eyebrows) This means "I give up" or "do what you want because I don't care." You will get a raised eyebrow "Go Ahead" in just a few minutes, followed by "Nothing" and "Fine" and she will talk to you in about "Five Minutes" when she cools off.

LOUD SIGH This is not actually a word, but is still often a verbal statement very misunderstood by men. A "Loud Sigh" means she thinks you are an idiot at that moment and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you over "Nothing."

SOFT SIGH Again, not a word, but a verbal statement. "Soft Sighs" are one of the few things that some men actually understand. She is content. Your best bet is to not move or breathe and she will stay content.

THAT'S OKAY This is one of the most dangerous statements that a woman can say to a man. "That's Okay" means that she wants to think long and hard before paying you retributions for what ever it is that you have done. "That's Okay" is often used with the word "Fine" and used in conjunction with a raised eyebrow "Go Ahead." At some point in the near future when she has plotted and planned, you are going to be in some mighty big trouble.

PLEASE DO This is not a statement, it is an offer. A woman is giving you the chance to come up with whatever excuse or reason you have for doing whatever it is that you have done. You have a fair chance to tell the truth, so be careful and you shouldn't get a "That's Okay."

THANKS A woman is thanking you. Do not faint, just say you're welcome.

THANKS A LOT This is much different than "Thanks." A woman will say, "Thanks A Lot" when she is really ticked off at you. It signifies that you have hurt her in some callous way, and will be followed by the "Loud Sigh." Be careful not to ask what is wrong after the "Loud Sigh," as she will only tell you “Nothing”.

John Kynaston said...

Marco ... you have my deep sympathy!

How are we supposed to know all this stuff????


allybea said...

Very true!

JK, surely living with 5 women has taught you something about the fairer sex?

Marco Consani said...

Does anyone have somewhere I can stay on Sunday night? I fear that I may be sleeping outside... :-(

John Kynaston said...

allybea ... I'm just a very slow learner!!

Marco ... you can always stay with me!


Davie said...

Marco, John,
I once read a plaque at police college that had some advice I follow faithfully and find it works well when faced with the female mind.
It said simply "Say Nothing, Do Nothing, Be nothing"


N.D. said...

I want that mug