Monday, July 21, 2008

Man versus Woman

Here is an email thread based on a very old joke. I don't know who wrote the original joke or I would certainly give credit.

A female coworker sent this email to me. She made the mistake of sending it to some man also. He made a mistake of responding.

Woman's Email:

After the long months of cold and winter, we will soon be coming up to summer and BBQ season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking as it's the only type of cooking a real man will do, probably because there is an element of danger involved.

When a man volunteers to do the BBQ the following chain of events are put into motion: Routine...

  1. The woman buys the food.
  2. The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert.
  3. The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill - beer in hand.
  5. The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery.
  6. The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is burning. He thanks her and asks if she will bring another beer while he deals with the situation.
  8. The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces and brings them to the table.
  9. After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes. And most important of all...
  10. Everyone PRAISES the MAN and THANKS HIM for his cooking efforts.
  11. The man asks the woman how she enjoyed "her night off." And, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there's just no pleasing some women.... There, I hope this will help you get the season off on the right foot.

Man's Response

Think about it, what is more dangerous? Mastering fire, or setting a table? The reality is that all the work is performed by the women because the women caused the work! Here is the same list if there was no woman ?:

  1. Man buys meat.
    a) You do not need anything else…..
  2. Man laughs at the idea of making salad, refer to 1)a)
  3. Man rejoices at how good idea of buying pre-marinated meat was.
  4. Man grabs fork, knife, Stubs basting sauce, and beer ?
  5. Man Places meat on the grill (lovingly) as friends arrive with more beer.
  6. Man grabs paper plates and hands them to friends.
  7. Man and Friends grab meat off the grill and eat.
  8. Man and Friends help digestion of fantastic meal with more beer.
  9. Man looks at the spotless kitchen and thinks "I should grill more often!"
  10. Everyone praises the man.
  11. Everyone is happy.
Woman's Response:

Perhaps evolution has been one-sided, or gender biased?

1 comment:

Carol said...

Here's the response if there were no men:

1) Woman eats salad.