sábado, 25 de julio de 2009

Well-behaved women

I was driving down Ditmars Boulevard as I was pondering Why don't men articulate clearly what they want? I do not enjoy being a mind reader. I need to know what is expected of me, and what I should expect in return -anything else is not fair game.

We, women, have a reputation of "being difficult to understand." We never say "what we want", and so forth. Even though, I can only speak for myself, I strongly reject that notion. I don't expect anyone to decipher what I want, I openly say it. The receiver of the message may not be in a position to accommodate my wishes, which is perfectly fine; but please, don't think that by not saying anything you are telling me something. In my universe that means absolutely nothing. I do not like to assume what other people are thinking, I rather have them tell me.

I was lost in my thoughts, trying to find an explanation to this very elusive matter -driving is the perfect activity for exploring these kind of unsolved mysteries of the male universe. But then, something totally unexpected occurred: a wild driver cut me off violently, and snapped me out of my labyrinthine quest.

As I was about to get annoyed with the driver -not only for his/her reckless behavior, but also for interrupting my thinking-, I turn my attention to the bumper of the car, and I heard myself yell "hell yeah." By no means, was I endorsing the crazy driver's maneuvers. It was an unfiltered response to the statement printed on the bumper sticker: "Well-behaved women rarely make history." I smiled, pulled over and I made it my Facebook status.

foto via funkyurban.net

7 comentarios:

  1. It looks like the universe gave you an answer.

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  3. Not really, ha, ha, ha. That statement was just very funny -and I have to laugh.

    All kidding at side, I think we -both males and females- need to be open about our intentions when getting involved in romantic "relationship" of any kind... Everything is fair game, as long as both people are on the same page -at least that it what I think. It is important to know where one stands so that one can decide if he/she wants to be there, or not.

    Relationships, like life itself, are totally unpredictable, and that is just the way it is -but we must know what the hell is up, even if it is that we don't know :) -just be honest and say it, ha, ha, ha,... if things change along the way, then one addresses that when it comes up!

    Abrazos Victor Manuel, ¿en qué andas hombre? Estás perdido :).

  4. And on the funny side, I might add that...

    "Well-behaved women rarely make history if they don't write, keep a diary, or befriend a good historian".

    Happy Sundays.


  5. Unless they take the necessary steps to ensure that her writing be destroyed or cremated with her; and she makes sure that all historians are her adversaries.

    Abrazos, Luis.

    PS You seriously need to create a profile so you can log on to comment. Why did you stop blogging? I miss your posts, Luis.

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