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Old 04-03-08, 01:14 PM
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The Gender Manuals ... time to spill the beans

I suppose at this point we've all heard of the "manual".
Pick your gender and there's an 'unofficial' rule book to follow. Topics from dating, to FWBs, leaving toilet seats up or down.
From the girl perspective I can clue you in on a few topics, although to be honest, there are things that are really only discussed in the company of other women.
Men (reluctantly) will likely agree. (Reluctantly agreeing is one of the 'guy' topics ... so I've heard.)

The catalyst for this thread comes out of spending way to much time in the Competitve Cyclist website looking for new knickers. The catalogs writer is a modern day Will Rodgers, something akin to J. Peterman.
this item had me roaring: https://www.competitivecyclist.com/ro...705_FALSE.html

So my question, GUYS and GIRLS ... What can you share with us from your genders 'manual', without giving too much away?
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Originally Posted by KirkeIsWaiting View Post
I suppose at this point we've all heard of the "manual".
Pick your gender and there's an 'unofficial' rule book to follow. Topics from dating, to FWBs, leaving toilet seats up or down.
From the girl perspective I can clue you in on a few topics, although to be honest, there are things that are really only discussed in the company of other women.
Men (reluctantly) will likely agree. (Reluctantly agreeing is one of the 'guy' topics ... so I've heard.)

The catalyst for this thread comes out of spending way to much time in the Competitve Cyclist website looking for new knickers.
The catalogs writer is a modern day Will Rodgers, something akin to J. Peterman.
this item had me roaring: https://www.competitivecyclist.com/ro...705_FALSE.html

So my question, GUYS and GIRLS ... What can you share with us from your genders 'manual', without giving too much away?
why do you hate Will Rogers?
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Old 04-03-08, 01:24 PM
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why do you hate Will Rogers?


noooo... Love Will Rodgers!
He's a genuis who's ideas stand the test of time.
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Originally Posted by KirkeIsWaiting View Post
noooo... Love Will Rodgers!
He's a genuis who's ideas stand the test of time.
then why would you compare that idiotic copy to will rogers?
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Will Rogers wore knickers? cool.

I treat women with respect, just like my father taught me, and hopefully how I am teaching my sons.

Last night, my six year old stood beside his chair at the dinner table until my wife, his mother, sat down. You should have seen the pride in both their eyes.
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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I've come to realize two things about the differences between men and women:

1. Women call what they do as they round 40 "maturing" while they call what men do a "mid-life crisis."

based on the above...

2. As men enter their "mid-life crisis" they want to be married to the woman they married years before, while women want to be married to some guy they imagined that they could turn the man they married into.
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Last night, my six year old stood beside his chair at the dinner table until my wife, his mother, sat down.
Of course, that was just to draw her attention away from the whoopee cushion he had so carefully placed upon her chair.
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Dude, I don't read manuals. I'm an engineer!
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I do not read manuals either. Can I be an engineer?
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Manuals have such a good plotline though... The characterization is very good. Setting in general needs help, but that's how the genre works.
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Dude, I don't read manuals. I'm an engineer!


*sniff*, someone understands......



Manuals are the last resort.
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wtf $54. hand towel..?
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1. Women shop, men buy. Watching my wife in a store moving every hanger 3 inches to the left is not my idea of a good time.
2. My wife doesn't trust me to dress myself so why in the world does she ask for my opinion on her clothes?
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1. Women shop, men buy. Watching my wife in a store moving every hanger 3 inches to the left is not my idea of a good time.
Geez, I wondered who did that.

I have to move them all back to the right.
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wtf $54. hand towel..?
No kidding. I just got a pair of cannondale bibs for that
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1. Women shop, men buy. Watching my wife in a store moving every hanger 3 inches to the left is not my idea of a good time.
Doesn't sound fun to me either. I hate shopping for clothes.
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1. If you think the way to a man's heart is thru his stomach, you're aiming just a bit too high.

2. If a man gets out of the car to check his tires on one of your first few dates, he's out there farting.
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You must have a general idea of a woman’s cup size before you know the color of her eyes.
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The toilet seat being up is not rudeness...it's a form of subliminal morse code. Invariably the code reads: "Honey, we need to buy a urinal." I assume women leaving the shower/spigot selector on the bathtub to shower randomly so I get blasted with icy water first thing in the morning is probably their verison of it as well (and I suspect it says "Stop d**king with the toilet seat").
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