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Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars - but they can understand each other

This question is for the men:

You are going to meet with your friends and watch the national championship final. What do you think your wife or girlfriend means when she says this:

"That's okay, honey, you can do whatever you like"

a) I understand you need some time for yourself

b) It's okay if I spend Sunday afternoon by myself

c) How could you be so selfish? Don't you see I need you next to me?

Ever since the beginning of time, men are said to speak a different language to women, that is why they never understand each other. Each group complains about the other, saying that the other side does not try to comprehend and meet halfway.

This "commercial" presents a new device that can help "translate" what women really say and what men are incapable of comprehending.

What do you think?

  • Do men and women really need a device like this?
  • If this device really existed, would it really work?


Angela said…
I loved the device!
Is it available in the market?
The metaphorical expression “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus “, title of one of John Gray`s book, wisely describes the different "universes" men and women live in.
The way men and women think can explain why they speak different languages and never understand each other :
Men tend to think more logically while women tend to think more emotionally.
This commercial was probably written by a woman. The new device can translate what women really say and men are incapable of comprehending.
I would like to listen to men`s point of view.
Anonymous said…
Well there you go: a womanslator. I'm not sure that women themselves might be able to invent a machine that explains them. That's the beauty of the fairer sex!
Angela said…
How about a revolutionary Ipod?
A portable double-faced translator: Men to women`s language and vice-versa.
This would be the gadget of the Century!
Angela said…
How about a revolutionary Ipod?
A portable double-faced translator: Men to women`s language and vice-versa.
This would be the gadget of the Century!

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