Drawing from past relationships and conversations with other women in my life, I have decided to share my list of things no man should ever say to a woman. Ladies you should find this entertaining and hopefully the men in our lives will gain some wisdom. Enjoy….
“I didn’t know you were pregnant!”
Okay gentlemen, you better be 100% sure the lady you are making this statement to is actually pregnant.. I can recount at least 3 times in my life where a well meaning co-worker has made this statement to me. The funny thing is that I was a lot smaller in size than I am today. My response was always the same: ” no not pregnant, just put on some weight, but thanks for noticing.”
“Is it that time of the month?”
This statement is never meant in a caring way. It’s almost always brought up in the heat of the moment, during a disagreement or an emotional crisis. The truth be told, on many occasions the man in your life is probably right. but you better watch yourselves men, it’s just that time when we could dropkick you without flinching. No woman wants to be reminded that she can sometimes get a little more sensitive on our ladies’ days (you’ll laugh a little harder if you’ve ever seen this episode of Everybody Loves Raymond). It’s also quite possible that we are truly concerned about something. Using this statement just re-enforces the notion that as women we couldn’t possibly have a justified opinion.
“You’re acting like your Mother!”
So at the time you make this statement, you better be referring to how wonderful, caring and loving I am, because that would describe my Mother. If you are making this statement in any other context, that would be highly disrespectful. Nobody will disrespect my Mom like that. Be prepared to run!
“This is what you should do.”
Many times in our lives we use the men in our lives as sounding boards. We don’t necessarily want you to tell us what to do, instead we are looking for you to listen to our ideas. In most cases, we already know the answer and are looking for reassurance. Ultimately we will be making the final decision on what the best course of action will be. It will be us that will live with the consequences and if we do, please don’t say: “I told you so.”
“It must be nice not working.”
This one is specifically for all those men speaking to homemakers. Here would be my response… Yeah it’s marvelous waking up at 6am to get the kids up and dressed for school. Cleaning, laundry, meal preparation, homework, afterschool activities, budgeting, grocery shopping, and everything else that keeps this home going. Sounds like work to me.
“What did you do with my stuff?”
Why is it that every time something goes missing it’s the woman’s fault? It is entirely possible that the man misplaced his own keys. Now on this one I’m going to be fair, a lot of times he’s right. Right or not, we really don’t want you to jump to this conclusion every time something turns up missing. You can be sure that if we can prove it was you, we will never let you forget it. Be warned!
“Do You Color Your Hair?”
Well of coarse I do! Ask this of any woman over the age of thirty and the answer will almost always be the same. The problem with this question is that you actually think it’s possible at my age to not have even the slightest of grey. Not to mention the fact that my hair is sometimes blonde but my eyebrows are black. Heck, I may decide to color my hair the shades of the rainbow. That being said there’s really no need to ask this question.
“Don’t listen to the GPS just turn here!”
“You’ve gained some weight!”
“I didn’t know you were that old?”
“Do you really want to eat that?”