My mother sent this to me via email. Have you seen it before? These "Nine words and phrases women use" are written as a warning guide for men. It's funny because it's so true. I was surprised that after significant personal growth and 30 years of marriage this still applies! Do you relate?
Guys, this one is for you! I hope it helps!
- Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.
- Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
- Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.
- Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!
- Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)
- That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
- Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question or faint. Just say you're welcome. (Warning clause: This is true unless she says, "Thanks a lot" - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say "you're welcome"... That will bring on a 'whatever').
- Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying, "Go to h#!!..."
- Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.
* Send this to the men you know, to warn them about arguments they can avoid if they remember the terminology.
Thanks to Dina Dijkxhoorn via Erskine Austin for sending this to me. Do you have a funny story, great quote or cartoon? Please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll share them on Fridays!