Don't you dare give me one Smartie at a time
By Judy Evans
October 27, 2017 5:20am CST
MyLot member Nitin Pednekar @nitirrbb7 has inspired this post. You can get the background story here if you’re interested: http://www.mylot.com/post/3107750/always-carry-a-basic-mobile-with-your-smartphone. For some reason, Nitin’s post prompted memories of the time my husband and I read the Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. I really only remember three things from the book. One is something about men and their man-cave to which they sometimes retreat Another is how women and men give each other ‘points’ when their spouse does something nice for them. Apparently, women give points for good behaviours and favours done but if something goes wrong, the points all get deducted in one fell swoop. And the third point is that gifts for a woman don’t have to be huge. Men will get just as many points for a single rose as for a bunch of roses. This fact has worked very much against me. I would often get a block of chocolate as a gift and it was very much appreciated. Once Vince read the book I stopped getting a block of chocolate and instead would be given a Freddo Frog. Are you familiar with them? They aren’t big at all – barely a mouthful of chocolate. Luckily Vince didn’t take any notice of the check-out lady who asked why he didn’t buy a box of Smarties and just dole them out one at a time. He would have lost all his points if he had done that!
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I remember the book. It's entertaining and has some profound insights. I remember that men don't ask if they get lost whereas women have no problems asking strangers for directions. Q: Why did Moses wander through the desert for 40 years? A: Even then men wouldn't ask for directions!
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That's funny, one smartie at a time. That is actually the way that I used to feed them to our son when he was really young in order for him to sit in the chair to let the hair dresser cut his hair. He just hated going there, and I would tote a box of smarties and he'd get them one at a time, as slowly as I could dole them out. And I never read that book that you mentioned either!
OMG! I feel like am on the top of the world, my name mentioned in two different posts. Thank You @JudyEv and @SIMPLYD you both have made my day, now I really feel like jumping and going straight to Mars. But I will retreat it again like the men do and settle back on Venus as Women are from Venus and I cant live without mine.
• Aurora, Missouri
OMG! That is hilarious, Judy! (Nope! I've never heard of Freddo Frog. But I just looked him up. LOL! Go Vince!) I think I will buy a bag of Smarties (hmmm... no, I won't, Pretty doesn't like Smarties...) I could buy a bag of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, though! I have a sneaking suspicion she would hunt until she found the bag... then I'd get none of them! SMH!