Six Annoying Things Women Do …
…according to men. Yes. It’s hard to believe, but we can be annoying too.
It’s hard to imagine, we know. But rumor has it women aren’t always as charming as we’d like to believe. Men adore us for many reasons – our soft skin, our clever minds, our fascinatingly complex layers of underthings. But there are some teeny tiny, itty bitty, eenie weenie things we do that men find – ¿Como se dice? – ANNOYING.
We asked guys from all over the country to divulge the lady behavior that drives them loco. Here are the irksome answers we heard most frequently…and fervently.
1. We use a lot of cell phone minutes.
Are phone skills secondary sex characteristics unique to women, like breasts that lactate? Just a theory. Because almost every guy we talked to mentioned how perturbed he gets chatting with women on the phone.
“It’s annoying when [women] try and end a call three or four times after they know I need to get going, and way after the conversation has clearly ended,” says V. from Beverly Hills. “Oh, and women always decide to start a conversation with five seconds left on the clock in a tie game.”
2. We can’t make up our minds. Maybe. Maybe not…
“Women equivocate unnecessarily,” says one New York guy. Translation: we hem and haw and hedge our bets instead of committing to a single plan of action.
V. from Beverly Hills concurs, claiming women “don’t believe I meant what I said, just because it was brief and to the point and not vague and contemplative.”
The New York guy explains his annoyance using this example, which may or may not refer to a conversation he had with the author of this article:
HIM: “Would you (A) prefer to drive to Boston on Friday night or (B) attend the party in New York? We can then drive to Boston early on Saturday morning.”
HER: (sniffling) “You cruel, cold-hearted bastard! Don’t you know that it’s all about the decision-making process? Don’t you understand that I can’t make a Pyrrhic decision like that without knowing what you would prefer to do?”
HIM: “I’m sorry; I think I misheard you. Did you say (A) or (B)?”
HER: (sobbing) “This is madness, madness! Why are you so thick-skulled?”
3. We don’t fight fair.
Guys say women put them in an impossible position when we refuse to tell them why we’re upset.
Eric from Portland tells Betty his biggest pet peeve is the “‘What’s wrong? Nothing,’ routine. [Because] there’s obviously something wrong.”
Apparently men really DO want to know how we’re feeling. They just prefer we don’t express those feelings with “overdramatic waterworks.” (As if our tears come with a pause button.)
“Why, why must you cry?” asks an exasperated fellow from Minnesota. “Has that ever, in the history of the world, made things better?”