A little light relief . . .

May 14th, 2008 | By | Category: Personal Columns

The good lady of the house has been at Galway for General Synod this week, leaving me to cope with things like imagining tasks for the cleaner and knowing where the alarm system manual might be for when the engineer called.

A Belgian friend sent me the following, perhaps a suggestion that I might not cope as well as I should!

 

AVAILABLE NOW – EVENING CLASSES FOR MEN

ALL ARE WELCOME

OPEN TO MEN ONLY

Note: due to the complexity and level of difficulty, each course will accept a maximum of eight participants.

The course covers two days, and topics covered on this course include:

DAY ONE

TOILET ROLLS – DO THEY GROW ON THE HOLDERS?
Roundtable discussion

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LAUNDRY BASKET & FLOOR
Practising with hamper (pictures and graphics)

DISHES & CUTLERY; DO THEY LEVITATE/FLY TO KITCHEN SINK OR DISHWASHER BY THEMSELVES?
Debate amongst a panel of experts

REMOTE CONTROL
Losing the remote control – Helpline and support groups

LEARNING HOW TO FIND THINGS
Starting with looking in the right place instead of turning the house upside down whilst shouting – Open forum

DAY TWO

EMPTY MILK CARTONS; DO THEY BELONG IN THE FRIDGE OR THE BIN?
Group discussion and role play

HEALTH WATCH; BRINGING HER FLOWERS IS NOT HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH
PowerPoint presentation

REAL MEN ASK FOR DIRECTIONS WHEN LOST
Real life testimonial from the one man who did

IS IT GENETICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO SIT QUIETLY AS SHE PARALLEL PARKS?
Driving simulation

LIVING WITH ADULTS; BASIC DIFFERENCES BETWEEN YOUR MOTHER AND YOUR PARTNER
Online class and role playing

HOW TO BE THE IDEAL SHOPPING COMPANION
Relaxation exercises, meditation and breathing techniques

REMEMBERING IMPORTANT DATES & CALLING WHEN YOU’RE GOING TO BE LATE
Bring your calendar or PDA to class

GETTING OVER IT; LEARNING HOW TO LIVE WITH BEING WRONG ALL THE TIME
Individual counsellors available

 

Of course, in this age of equality, no-one would object if a similar list was drawn up for women, would they? 🙂

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  1. Haha . . I dare you to give it a go! “having a boy look” is a common phrase in our house .. men just can’t find things that are right under their noses. And mine has big trouble with the word ‘IN’ can’t get things in the laundry basket or in the bin! Good luck on your own and remember . . there’s always pot noodles!

  2. Go on I dare you. Write the list! 😆

  3. Ian

    The reason we cant find anything is that our other halves are always putting things away in cupboards or drawers, and I’m sure that they get things out when our backs are turned and tell us that ‘it has been there all the time cant you see’ Ha Ha and this one will wind the ladies up….Day 2 BASIC DIFFERENCES BETWEEN YOUR MOTHER AND PARTNER .. There isn’t they are both women!!!!!!!!!!

  4. A further thought on toilet rolls, why do women seem to always hang them with the end against the wall

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