Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Women Myths or Facts?

'A myth is an unproved or false collective belief that is used to justify a social institution.'

Please find below some of these 'sometimes true' but otherwise 'false collective beliefs', associated with women, busted out for you :-)

Driving Myths
1. We look into the rear view mirrors of our cars, to look before changing lanes and not to admire oneself whilst driving.
2. We know the rates of petrol and diesel and most importantly know what goes into the ones we drive :-)
3. We don't need the 'Women drivers' moron stares, if the car suddenly stops, just when the lights turn green. It happens to everybody irrespective of the gender.
4. We don't need the unnecessary horns, when you have figured out the driver of the car ahead of you is a lady.
5. Just like you, we don't directions. Applies for both driving and cooking.
Shopping Myths
1. We cannot help it, if you just walk into a store, pick up a shirt and walk back home.
'Look men shop in 5 mins', doesn't make sense, if you crib later 'I look like a pig in that color' or 'I can't button it over my stomach, what's wrong with the sizes of these Lee shirts!'
2. We need the new shoes and the clothes, if you need the I-phone, Samsung S2 Galaxy and HTC, and still eye the Nokia Lumina. The reasons are the same ->'Both don't know why?'
3. 'Patience is virtue' works both ways, for you at the 'shopping mall' with us, and for us in the 'gadget talk or ladki maal' discussions :-P


Sports Myths
1. Cricket, all forms, test, one day, 20-20 is not French for us.
2. We understand run rates, strike rates, economy and all catching positions. Don't act shell shocked, if we mention any of these terms.
3. We don't need your 'expertise' on who should have Dhoni sent next and which line should Irfan Pathan bowl. We would rather listen to Shastry say 'end of the over,its 24 for 2'.
4. Football is not only about Messi and Ronaldo.
5. Tennis is not only about Wimbledon and Federer.



Myths which can be(are :-) ) true and react as suggested below:
We cry because, that's the only way to win an argument :-)

When we ask if we are fat, we always want to hear a 'NO and it should not be 'INSTANT'. Look at us, and then disbelievingly say, 'What makes you think that!'. Because each women wants to feel beautiful na!

If we say we are wrong and you were right, you would have to repeatedly disagree till we are satisfied. Caution, this could go on for days.

If we say we don't want to talk, you would have repeatedly coerce us to talk till we are satisfied. Caution, this could also go on for days.

You have to appreciate our cooking no matter what. If its your mom, it is expected you say 'you are the best cook'. If its your wife, it is expected  say 'you are the best cook'. In the presence of both, please engage your mouth in the eating ONLY.

You have to notice our new clothes and dresses and haircuts. Else what's the use of wearing them duh!

There is no way of getting out of discussions. You have to act as if you have fallen sick and draw sympathy, or you have to accept that it was your fault immediately. Do the latter please!

Most importantly, You need to show you love us, by flowers and coey coey messages and gifts at times. Because EVEN WOMEN are not mind readers :-P

No feminists take, plain humor people. Oh but yes, I do mean what I wrote above and you dare not disagree :-P

54 comments:

  1. Nice post !! And to Read is to obey maam .. :)

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    1. Thanks CK! 'read is to obey'-> Narnia again?

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  2. Your Point :- We don't need the unnecessary horns, when you have figured out the driver of the car ahead of you is a lady.

    Absolutely agree. There is no point in using horns when you know its useless. The lady driver is not going to dislodge from her path. You better try somehow to over take her or even better turn into another road even if its a longer route.

    Your points :-
    Football is not only about Messi and Ronaldo.
    Tennis is not only about Wimbledon and Federer.

    I know how many girls got Kaka posters after the 2006 world cup without knowing anything about him. Tennis is not only about Winbledon and Federer says the person :) who is so much involved with Fed's matches. For us , tennis used to be only between Kournikova and Dokic. Nowadays we have come to Kirlenko levels.
    Come on , my mother still asks if it is Dhoni when Raina is batting. Every match I explain to her about right handers and left handers but she simply does not care. I am not saying girls should not like sports but in general your comments do no apply. Most girls would simply wish they had other topics with theirs guys than whether Messi is better or Ronaldo ( which we have never discussed even once hence creating a disputable opinion on your football claims )

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    1. The lenght of the comment was expected from you :-)
      Alrite ->

      1. Strongly disagree. Will only discuss on this point, if you have driven behind my car and would have faced the same.

      2. Should have added kaka as well. You know girls who know more than that. So disagree again :-)

      3. Nadal doesn't figure in my scheme of things. We are talking about 'class' players here :-P

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  3. However I would be an a** if I did not say I did enjoy reading your write up :). I like posts where in the people who read can also contribute to the thoughts of the author and you have given just that.
    Could we get a post on how to (in general) keep girls happy ? :) you know without irritating them too much like I do to you :)

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    1. Thank you NM :-)

      Girls happy: Well you can start with the Last section of this post. If you even follow half of those things, girls will be happy!

      Start with, how to agree whole heartedly with the girl's point in major discussions, like this one ? ;-) See I am already happy :-P

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  4. Good read, although you wrote this: "5. Tennis is not only about Wimbledon and Federer." seriously ? :) You're right, tennis is about Rafa, where did Fed come into the picture! (NOT and invite for another chain of 25 mails about rafa v fed)

    Anyway, nice post. I'm waiting for you to reply to Nik's request and write a post on how to keep girls happy, now that would be one for the ages :)

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    1. Now i say 'where did Nadal come into the picture'! and yes Jenny, it should be "Tennis is not only anout Fed and Nadal" :)

      @Nik - I think you should write that post :P

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    2. Ajay, your first comment on my blog! Thanks :-))))
      Again, Rafa doesnot feature in my scheme of things. We talk only about 'class' :-P
      And for the second part, please refer to the reply to nik's comment :-)

      CK, its about Fed and Djoker now!

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  5. LOL! Nice one Jenny! I was laughing at -We cry because, that's the only way to win an argument :-)...That is so true!!! I do that myself a number of times to prove myself!! :)Girls really are funny creatures! :D And even funnier are the boys.LOL!

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    1. We do that na, so smart of us!!!

      I pity the guys here, they can't even do that, to keep machoism alive :-)

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    2. LOL! So true Jenny! I wonder what it is to be a guy! The guys I've personally known have been too masculine but adorable deep down! I haven't come across whiny boys yet! ;)

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  6. Quite an interesting read Jenny... I was smirking all along... and it feels so good to comment from the system.. finally after such a long time...
    Pls excuse me for not commenting on your posts :)

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    1. yayy your machine is back :-)
      No worries yaar, you are one of my oldest readers :-)

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  7. You got this bang on, girls do have brains which works better than most men can ever imagine. However in our society girls are expected to take a back seat, no wonder every year in baord exmas girls out do boys but only few take up good careers later

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    1. Hello, Thanks for the visit and the comment :-)

      Well I don't know about brains, but a lot of myths are so untrue!! But agree, the society expects a lot more compromises from girls than boys.

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  8. perfectly told - all the myths - particularly enjoyed the shopping myths! :DDD

    you know Jenny, nowadays i feel you are giving your posts lot more (quality?) time than before. i mean, there is a lot of thought / thinking into each of your recent posts and all of them have been really good, entertaining reads (except of course the 'i am down in the dumps' post hahah) is it so or is it only me feeling so ?

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    1. Thank you Sujatha. Your comment has made my day!
      I have become more responsible as to what I publish here, both in the terms of content and language than I was before. And I am liking blogging like never before now!

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  9. Sorry Jenny but I have to disagree with what you have mentioned, not all but with some.

    About Driving myths, I agree.

    Shopping myths, have to disagree. We but iphones or any gadget after much research and we do know why as to why we are paying 30,000 to 40,000 for a phone or a gadget and girls don't know why as why they shop so much. I have heard them saying, "I don't know why bought this stuff its not good" With respect to shopping what I don't like in girls is that there lack of decision making skills and that too quickly. I can bet you, go to any mall you have more number of shops selling women stuff than men stuff.....:)

    Sporting myths: With regard to who Dhoni should send next, well we are passionate about it. The same goes with Tennis or football. There are lot more players in football other than Messi or Ronaldo. And in Tennis it was Federer and Nadal and now-a-days its changing to Djovic from serbia, may be Nadal and Djovic..:).

    Now if we are silent and concentrate on eating only, then don't tell that we don't appreciate what you people cook..:)

    I enjoyed reading the blog...:)

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    1. Prashant
      About the shopping Myths: Buying A iphone, or A HTC is fine. Buying ALL is NOT fine :-)

      NADAL(and Murray) are not worth mentioning :-) Fed and Djoker are class.

      And ofcourse there are more players than messi and ronaldo and kaka :-)

      Thanks:-)

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    2. Nadal not worth mentioning...?? you sure about that...Recently Nadal and Djokovic at the Australian Open played the longest finals match.....it was just awesome.

      I agree with Sri has said, they speak about it and not with much passion or interest...:) Jenny don't mind, but everytime you mention my name you mention it without an h at the end. It's Prashanth..:P.

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    3. Sincere apologies Prashant. Getting a name spelling wrong is bad, I know :-(

      Saw that match and was hooked till the end. Saw the semis and cried. Those stupid crackers in between the match took the game away from Fed.

      and about the finals. Have you realized what kind of game does Nadal play? Not intelligent shots, it is just plain strong forehand and raw power(aided with medicines). He hits and hits and hits until the opponent is tired. He hits in the same place and waits for the unforced errors. Agreed he is a retriever but so is Caroline, so what! That's not class. Observe his matches again, how he plays the backhand? runs to the other side, till he can play the forehand!..
      and What happened in the AUS open? 6 hour match, Nadal did what he always does, but Djokovic is the same! But the djoker is smart as well. I doubt Nadal can ever beat this equally untiring but smarter opponent, the djoker EVER again!

      and Nadal is a bad loser, am sure you have read his after match interviews.

      Sorry came quite strongly on that, but yes women do have interest and are passionate about tennis and also this is why Nadal is not worth mentioning.

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    4. I will re-frame. He is worth mentioning, but he is not class for me.

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    5. Apologies again got the spelling wrong :-(( Prashanth

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    6. It's ok Jenny, not a problem. I know it's just an oversight....:) Cheers...:)

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  10. No offense intended, but I have met more girls who like to talk about movies and soaps and clothes and stuff... than about sports and gadgets. That's not to say that girls cannot be interested in these things...am sure there are many who are, but these things probably do not fire up most girls' imagination/thoughts/interests the way they do with guys. Koi bi theory perfect to nahi hota... it's 'theorized' based on the majority :-).

    And...no guy in his right mind would ever dare question a girl's brains :-D.

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    1. Thanks for the visit and the Comment Sri :-)
      Theorizing on the basis of majority, is a myth, which I have busted for you :-)

      The last line, you got that right :-)

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  11. ROFL...I agree on everything but you know I am lucky, I'm a terrible cook but my husband loves my cooking. Have you seen boys have written long comments and gals have just nodded...:)

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    1. You are indeed very lucky :-)

      Oh yes, it was expected :-)) And I am really enjoying reading the disagreements!

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  12. ha ha- really enjoyed this post!!!! I especially loved the driving myths- the green light one to- oh the glares!! UGH! :)

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    1. hehe Thanks Connie!!! :-)))

      Really no! Why do they do that??

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  13. How can one disagree with such profound truths, Jenny? This was a real rib tickler:)

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    1. teehee

      Rahulji, I have to present you with an award. Ck and you are the only men who have agreed to these facts. Thank you so much :-)))

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  14. hehe..Good one Jenny..i agree to everything..and about football..i have seen how guys react when i start talking..at first they think ohh i am that girl who only knows 'messi or ronaldo' :P

    and Tennis...i love that sport and i can watch any match going on at any time..though if its nadal's match i might do multitasking without glancing much at TV :D

    My shopping gets over quite fast..so we take ages to shop is a myth..i have seen many girls do a quick and efficient shopping...we probably take time when we are out shopping for the guys in our life..cause then its a real trick on what to buy :D:D:D

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    1. So true Ash! I know how much you love tennis and football, and how much of a ardent follower you are. No doubts about that :-))

      Thanks for the comment!

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  15. Oh My. This is like the Bestest post I've read in the recent times. Everyone needs to read this. My friends react in a surprised way when I tell them I can handle the car, or when I talk about cricket and some of those which you had mentioned. Awesome :-)
    So very true! :-)

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    1. Oh Thanks Ashwini! Your comment made my day :-))))))
      yes, as a matter of fact, a LOT of women I know, actually drive, are total cricket buffs, but still these myths seems to surround us! Thanks for the comment :-)

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  16. Nice read and more ppl shud read this. ;)

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    1. Thanks Ria :-) Hopefully people read and agree :-P

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  17. So true...loved the last part...splly the wrong right thing haha...i say it evry now and then...."I am always right LOL"...

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    1. :-)) tee hee, Well we say that, becuase we are right na! Its time they agree :-P

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  18. WOW!
    I gonna show this post to all my friends and YEAH! THEY BETTER AGREE !! :D :D
    Totally agreed !
    BANG ON!:)

    Regards-
    Your new follower:P

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    1. :-)) Glad you liked it Kinara. Thanks for visiting and following. Although I dont see you in my follow list. Odd! This has happened twice now!

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  19. Well things said in a humour works always ..

    and yes All points noted MAm will keep in mind when i think of them otherwise ..

    Bikram's

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    1. :-)) Thanks for the visit and the comment Bikramjit!

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  20. LOL, I loved this post! Except for reading maps, I think all stereotypes are supid (as relates to me,,lol)!
    And I love the sport fanatic chicks! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
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    1. hahahaha. Glad you liked it :-)) Thanks for the visit and the comment!

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  21. though its a good post and lot of your work i could see behind it, i find some datas are exaggerating like, men worse shopping, women knowing much about economy, driving cars etc. i guess this post reflects your and your circle's thoughts,beliefs but it will apply for a few women. But i assure you that many women are more talented,knowledgeable than men in many fields but the post says about most of the girls ,which i am saying is not true. This post is a true source of ROFL, i enjoyed it well Jenny.

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    1. It may apply for a few women, but generalising every other girl(including me) kind of irks, so the post :-)

      Glad you liked it, and thanks for the visit :-)

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  22. hahahaha . This one was GOOD .Happy belated woman's day Jenny :D

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  23. Great entertainment to this game printing very good admin.

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