Monday, December 05, 2005

Things A Man Should Know

This is a topic upon which we cannot dwell enough. Call me old fashioned... Call me the anti-feminist... Call me CRAZY... But it wouldn't be the first time and, quite frankly, it wouldn't be enough to cause me to waver from my firm stance. There are certain things that a man should just know.

A man should know something about cars. Knowing where to put the gas is not enough. At the very least, he should be able to change a tire and he should know how to check the oil. Interpreting any of the myriad of sounds that can come forth from the car at any given time is a bonus.

A man should know how to handle tools. Wielding a hammer, turning a screwdriver or handling a pile driver... The handy man is the sexy man as far as I am concerned. He shouldn't be afraid to try new tools but he also should know when a project at home requires a more experienced handy hand.

A man should know his limits. Not only where his tools and his home projects are concerned but in all things, a man should know when to say when.

A man should know sports. When you walk into an establishment with televisions, he should be checking the score of WHATEVER game is on. And he should play at least one sport, preferably a sport with some sort of contact but that is not an absolute must.

A man should know what makes his woman happy. He should know that her favorite candy is Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, that she loves to walk in the warm Spring rain and that sometimes she just needs a hug.

Speaking of hugs, a man should know how to give long, comforting hugs. A man should know the difference between a kiss on the forehead moment and a slow, sweet kiss moment--because there is a difference.

A man should know when it is time to take out the trash. He shouldn't have to be told. In fact, a man would save himself a lot of grief if he would learn the art of anticipation. A man should know how to anticipate.

This is not to say that a woman shouldn't know these things. Of course she could. But some things are just better when left to a man.

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