Friday, December 18, 2009

Mysteries Revealed

You might not expect to ever read anything of value on a Yahoo advice column, but the idea of actually discovering something from a piece titled 12 Things You Don't Know about Women intrigued me. Well, women intrigue me, and I have learned the hard way that there are a lot of things I don't know about them. Thought maybe this time I could learn a little something else I didn't know and save myself some potential future grief.

What followed were the answers to the question "What do men not know about women?" from twelve women from the entertainment industry. Several answers were quite good, such as this from Jenna Fischer:
"If we run into your ex-girlfriend in public, the first thing you should do is put your arm around us. And if we have to introduce ourselves, you are in big trouble."
Sounds about right to me.

Then there was Tea Leoni's comment:
"Supersecret: Unless we're blind or have no night-light in the bathroom, the whole toilet-seat thing is exaggerated and meant to control you."
I figured that. It's just nice to have confirmation.

But by far and away my favorite was from Kyra Sedgwick, who offered this:
"Our friends are not your enemies, and our enemies better not be your friends."
Wow. Attractive, grounded and smart? That Kevin Bacon made out like a bandit.


  1. One thing I think they could have added:

    Are they (women) really talking about us or not when they go to the bathroom to "powder" their noses?

  2. The toilet seat thing may be about control, but it's also about "cooties" -- they don't want to touch it.

  3. Really?

    Aren't these the same cleaning warriors that are taking scrub brush and toilet bowl cleaner to the bowl on a weekly basis?

  4. Cooties or not, I'll bet we're being talked about (!)

    Keep that in mind, gentlemen!

  5. Are they (women) really talking about us or not when they go to the bathroom to "powder" their noses?

    Sometimes, but mostly we talk about how we ate too much and we hate our hair.