Years ago, I heard a comedian explain how a man and woman’s brain worked. I was fascinated by his revelation. While there were no pictures, diagrams, or actual data to back up what I am about to say, I found much of the information very useful.
A Man’s Boxes
A man’s brain has many boxes in which he places one thought in each box. There is a sex box, fishing box, a woodworking box, mow the lawn box, and so on. When he is in one box, it is wasted time for a woman to try to make him go into another box without a plan.
When he is in his “fishing” box, it is not a good idea to persuade him into the “mow the lawn” box, as it will be futile. It is not that he is trying to be difficult but because of how his brain works; he cannot leave the box he is in without a fuss.
Should you find a man who multitasks, jumping from one box to another, I have to say that is rare. He may have been born a freak of nature, definitely a rare find and must be a keeper.
So the question of the day is how do we get our better halves to move from one box to another without causing an outright war?
Women, you have to do this very carefully. Like a skilled soldier, you have to have plan. This is one example.
Let’s say that for example your better half is in his “TV box.” This box is not so forgiving and may take some careful planning. You may have to pull out the big guns, not really playing fair. Nevertheless, all is fare in love and war. You may entice him by giving him a peek into the “sex box.”
Remember how you entice your puppy with a snack calling his name, “here puppy, puppy look what mama has for you?”
The pup…I mean better half, may take the snack gladly and move from one box to the other, but be careful not to push him, as he may not move at all or retreat into his TV box. It may take a couple tries but I can guarantee he will fall for the snack eventually. Once you get him in the intended box, it is all gravy from there.
Another problem that women forget is that when a man is in one box, do not try to communicate about something in another box, as he will not hear you. For some reason the box is lined with soundproof walls. It will sound like, BLAH BLAH, BLAH, in his ears.
Their attention is only in the box they are in at the time. The secret is to get in the box with him at the time. Spend some nice quality time in that box. Bring some nice cookies with you. Sooner or later, you both will be walking out of that “fishing box” with a big bass in hand, a smile on your better half’s face. Before he knows what hit him, he will have got into the “mow the lawn” box!
I cannot just address the man’s brain without talking about our lovely brains. We women are hypersensitive beings that probably have needed to be studied years ago. I am sure many of the world’s problems could have been solved sooner if left in the hands of women.
Women’s Ball of Wire
A woman’s brain is like a hot, ball of wire that has neither beginning nor end. The circuits are hot, having many ideas running constantly. We are able to multitask, as you would not believe. We can hold the baby in one arm, stir the soup with the other, hold the phone against our ear, and feed the dog at the same time. We women are amazing that way.
Poor men do not have a chance when the woman’s wires are running at such a fast rate; it is hard to keep up. Women will be talking about one subject and just when the man is on board, we switch it up, leaving the man thinking…What? Huh?
It really is not fair as us women can be sneaky too. We finally get the man in the “mowing box” by enticing him into the “sex box” prior. While the men are in the “sex box” we may be making a mental note of a “to do” list, or painting a wall in our head. In all fairness, we women need to find a way to short circuit a couple wires before heading into this box. Love is a two way street.
A woman switches gears so fast, that most men are still standing with their mouths open, trying to remember what the woman said four sentences back. The hot ball of wire hit them so fast, that they are still trying to figure out how they got out of the last box.
We watch as the poor lads crawl out of their “sex box” attempting to escape to their “fishing boxes.”
Sometimes ladies…let them go…have some mercy, because you know it cannot be all about us!
I really hope this has helped you understand the makings of the man and woman’s brain. While it is not a science and has not yet been proven that these little boxes and hot, balls of wire exist, I believe there is some truth to this observation. These are just things to think about, when you find communication is getting lost somewhere.
God must have had such a sense of humor when he made us as I am sure we keep him greatly amused.