Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Men's Rule in World of Romance

In the world of romance, one single rule applies to men :
Make the woman happy.
Do something she likes, and you get points.
Do something she dislikes and points are subtracted.
You don’t get any points for doing something she expects.
Sorry, that’s the way the game is played.
Here is a guide to the point system :


You make the bed (+1)
You make the bed, but forget the decorative pillow (0)
You throw the bedspread over rumpled sheets (-1)

You go out to buy her what she wants (+5)
In the rain (+8)
But return with beer (-5)

You check out a suspicious noise at night (0)
You check out a suspicious noise, and it is nothing (0)
You check out a suspicious noise and it is something (+5)
You pummel it with iron rod (+10)
It’s her pet (-10)


You stay by her side the entire party (0)
You stay by her side for a while, then leave to chat with a college buddy (-2)
Named Rita (-4)
Rita is a dancer (-6)
Rita is single and is really beautiful (-80)


You forget her birthday (-50,000)
You take her out to dinner (0)
You take her out to dinner and it’s not a sports bar (+1)
Okay, it’s a sport bar (-2)
And it’s all you-can-eat night (-3)
It’s a sports bar, it’s all-you-can-eat night, and your face is painted the colors of your favorite team (-10)


You take her to a movie (+2)
You take her to a movie she likes (+4)
You taker her to a movie you hate (+6)
You take her to a movie you like (-2)
It’s called “Death Cop” (-3)
You lied and said it was a foreign film about orphans (-15)


She asks, “Do I look fat ?” (-5) [Yes, you LOSE points no matter WHAT]
You hesitate in responding (-10)
You reply, “Where ?” (-35)
Any other response (-20)


When she wants to talk about a problem, you listen, displaying what looks like a concerned expression (0)
You listen, for over 30 minutes (+50)
You listen for more than 30 minutes without looking at the TV (+500)
She realized this is because you have fallen asleep (-10000)
Now what chance do you have ?

I got this from my friend.
When I read through and mirroring it with my personal life …
Well, can’t say that it’s wrong ….

I’m not trying to put this under gender issue
But, the bottom line …
This is what happen in marriage life, when the love is still there but the romance are playing hide and seek …


GJ said...

Hi Tere,

I agree there is a points system to make women happy. I was discussing this with a work colleague in the car home from work last week. I have to disagree with your scoring system, from our experience we can say no matter what good thing is done you score 1 point, ie Make the bed +1 yes agree, buy diamond earrings +1 point. We men know this is how it is, only 1 point for each good event, but we can lose multiple points for an error or misjudgements. That's the reason men never win!!!! :-)

Silverlines said...

LOL ..
Very true and funny indeed.

PS: How are you girl? Gladd that you're back on writing after awhile.

Rob Baiton said...

Sounds to me like men are on a hiding to nothing!

Only small amounts of points are up for grabs on the good things and you get something wrong and you are unmercilessly punished!

Perhaps this means that God is a woman after all!

What is funny about this post is that the positives are in fact the positives that we can all relate to and the negatives are the negatives we all relate to.

I bet that everyone who reads this post will have a grin on their respective faces irrespective of whether they are female of male...

Each of these things rings true!

tere616 said...

GJ : LOL, yes, you're rite in terms of scoring system. But (always a but in women's world, just kidding) if you added with the respons then you know that the point is more than +1.

Hm .. I think there's 1 item, when men got bad scoring point in 1 area, women will remember it and make a lovely song about that :-D

Silverlines : LOL, yes it is and that's the reason I post it.

Am ok, still caught in the middle between job and my dream job. I want to continue my own business and need flexible time for my lil daughter. Time flies so fast, and without am realize, she'll fly ..
Typical working mom dilema

Rob : LOL ... Yup, can't agree with you. BTW, just remember Adam and Eve story in the bible. It starts with a simple mistake, an apple bite.

But yes, I showed this to my husband and he put his big smile on his face ...

Anonymous said...

Haha! Funny stuff, yet I believe some men do have this kind of scoring system inside their head

tere616 said...

the writer : Hahahaha...even worst than that, like GJ said :-)