Firstly, I would like to apologise for my absence. I have a lot of family problems at the moment - more than those I mentioned a couple of posts ago, unfortunately. I have been too preoccupied to comment and too distracted to put a post together, so I hope you will excuse me. Anyway........
There just had to be a follow up to 'Shock Poll Reveals What Women Mean' didn't there? Women are not alone in saying one thing, when they may mean another. Men can often be guilty of the same sort of thing. I've compiled a list of the most common things a man might say, in bold, along with what he might mean in italics. This post is tongue-in-cheek. Please don't take it too seriously. I won't be held responsible for any divorce proceedings instigated as a result of reading this post. ;0)
Would you like to go for a drink after work? I think you're really hot and I want to have sex with you, as soon as you'll agree to it.
Do you want to stay at my place this weekend? Do you want to bonk me stupid this weekend?
Shall we go on holiday together this year? Do you want to bonk me stupid for a fortnight?
Will you marry me? Will you have regular sex with me, until I get fed up of you and find someone younger?
Is your headache better darling? Are you well enough to have sex, yet?
Do you want any help in the kitchen? If I help in the kitchen, can we have sex later?
Let's have a cuddle. Let's have sex.
Of course I'm listening. I haven't been listening.
No I'm not lost. I'm lost.
You're wrong. It's essential that I'm right, so you must be wrong.
I can do it. I can't do it, but I would rather not do it than let you show/tell me how to do it.
All the men at work fancy Lisa. All the men at work fancy Lisa, including me.
I could give up drinking if I wanted to. I can't get through the day without alcohol.
It's far too hot in this room. Aren't you hot? It's too hot in this room. If you're not hot, there's something wrong with you. There couldn't possibly be anything wrong with me.
I've cut the grass. It's spring and I've cut the grass, so that's my bit of gardening done until the autumn, when I'll cut it once more. If you think it needs cutting in between, you'll have to do it yourself.
I haven't got time to finish this job in the house today. I'll do the rest next week. I'm never going to finish this job. If you want it finished, you'll have to do it, or get someone in.
Do you think that this DIY job looks OK? I know that this DIY job looks awful, but will you let me off the hook, because I can't be bothered to do it any better?
Yes, that dress looks great! That dress doesn't look too good on you, but I hate shopping and I want to get home in time to watch the rugby on tv.
There's nothing wrong with a man hiring a Harley Davidson at the age of 58, when he hasn't been on a motorbike for 33 years. Help! I'm having a midlife crisis.
Have you seen my car keys/screwdriver/mobile/wallet/brain? You've tidied away my car keys/screwdriver/mobile/wallet/brain. It's lost forever, my life is in ruins and it's all your fault.
I would like to point out that this information has been gathered from other women's experiences, or from my own experiences in previous (failed!) relationships. My own dearest darling husband is, of course, guilty of none of the above. Well, maybe just the odd one here and there .........
Anything you'd like to add from your own observations?
Hanging in there like a bad smell........
3 hours ago