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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

It's not food but it's been on my mind lately

  • Why do most women insist on babying the men in their lives even though the men are usually much older???
  • Why do they act as if their sole purpose in life is to carry out the whims and fancies of their husband/boyfriend/whatever???
  • Why does it make me mad when I see perfectly intelligent women let their lives revolve around deciding on what their husband should wear to work and then go about happily laying out his clothes. C'mon Iam sure it won't kill him to take his own clothes out of the wardrobe or to make himself(and you) a cup of coffee.
  • Why do people give out unsolicited advise??? Is there some law out there which I am not aware of that says that you should butt into things that just aren't your concern in any way? Oh.....and if you have a baby...you are done for.....literally everyone from the watchman to the corporation worker who sweeps the road will have some gyan for you.
  • Why do some people think that the purpose of a "No entry" board is to give them a stretch of road on which they can test their bike's maximum acceleration???
Edited to add: A lot of you wanted to know what brought this on.......The answer to that is both simple and complex.....observing the way a lot of people I know have changed is one of the reasons.....the other is the fact that people tell me Iam "lucky" to have a husband who helps out around the home and with the kid. What has luck got to do with it??? Why is it my "duty" to do things while it is my "luck" to have a partner who willingly shares my chores???

14 comments:

mitr_bayarea said...

Jayashree- WOW, Seems like someone has been pissing you off lately or you've just observed these around you. Either ways, I am totally with you on all the pointers, loved the first one. Wives babying their older husbands, why does it happen, I keep asking myself this all the time I overdo things for my hubby.

notyet100 said...

liked ur third point....:-)

ms said...

Men are such big babies really - Part conditioning and part laziness I think. Perhaps you are just sounding off, but at some point it is important to gently but firmly make a stand or so i think - as far as the men part is concerned, because otherwise the next generation will end up inheriting such bad behaviors. Sorry long comment.

Take care!

Madhuram said...

Perfectly agree with you Jayashree. I think girls are brought up like that right from their childhood.

Divya Vikram said...

Nice thoughts..

Maheswari said...

Girl..somebody pissed you off real good huh?..I hate people advicing me without thinking much or who doesn't even know me well.I hate it especially when it comes to my kids.I try hard to listen politely and just take what works for me.I'm just glad that my husband choses his clothes and even makes coffee for me before leaving for office..:D

Raaga said...

I can only sympathize with you :-) I think the deal is to eventually say that my man cannot do without me!! See those ads for Tata Indicom!!

http://onlineraga.blogspot.com/2008/06/idle-minds-do-they-really-exist.html

Nirmala said...

Wow! Reflections of wise mind ;) Having two kids I have been fed with enough a pile of advices! Now for a change I have started to give them to others ! ha ha!

Srivalli said...

perfectly understand your thoughts Jay...when these strike me..I just give up cos nothing can be helped out...some women are like that!

Illatharasi said...

Hi Jayashree, first time to your blog.... I agree with Mitr, someone has disturbed a lot I guess;)

Thanks for stoppping by my blog, and answer to your question, milk didnt curdle... it was nice:)

Lavi said...

Jayashree..those were ultimate points. man behaves as he was brought up..credits to your mother in-law.

lakshmi said...

I have reached the conclusion that intelligence and common sense are two different qualities all together and unfortunately as a society we seem to be sorely lacking in common sense.

Uma said...

I totally agree with you, Jaya! Good points!

Vani said...

I always say this- there is something off with the way kids , esp boys, are brought up in India. It's as if boys/men should NOT lift a finger to do any household chores while the women are expected to toil at home after a day at work! In a way, you are "lucky" (ok, don't get mad now!) :)in that your hubby was brought up well & is part of probably 0.1% of the desi population! :)
N needs to be pushed. And when my MIL is here, he does nothing but my thinking is, if my MIL wants to run around for him, she can be my guest!