Sunday, September 30, 2007

No Means Yes, Yes Means No, Maybe Means ... ???

Wow, I finally managed to pry the laptop away from the wife, well, not really pry. The only reason I can get online now is cos she's taking a nap (yeah, I know it's 9pm and it shouldn't be called a nap, but bear with me while I explain this one ... hehehe). If any of you has been reading my other blog, Spiff, The Spaceman, you'd know why I can't get my hands on the laptop all weekend. The wife has been busy playing games on it all weekend! And she's so bushed right now from playing all those games, she decided to take a short nap cos she says she's gonna be up late later and continue playing more games ... sighhh, so there goes whatever PC time I have available ... LOL!

Actually, I don't really get online on Sundays especially at nights cos I'm just too lazy to post anything, but today I thought I'd post something that has me stumped about the wife, well, about women in general :) Now, before all you ladies out there decide to string me up from the nearest tree, give me a chance to write this and explain what's really stumping me about the opposite sex.

Ok, a few days ago, I came home during lunch to send my youngest boy to school (which I normally do when time permits) and before I left I ask the wife,

'Honey, you want me to get you anything from convenience store?'

And she replied,

'Urmm, no, I don't want anything'

I went,

'You sure? chocolates? coke? sweets?'

She said,

'Nope, I really don't need anything'

So I left to sent my son and then came back home (since it was still lunch time) to catch some TV and chit chat with the wife and of cos I came home without buying anything. When I walked in she looked at me and said in this bewildered tone,

What, you didn't get me anything?

I replied,

'but hon, you said you didn't want anything'

She glared at me and said,

'Couldn't you have surprised me with something?'

I replied,

'Urmm, correct me if I'm wrong, but I asked and you said you didn't want anything'

She went,

'don't you know that when a woman says no she doesn't want anything means she really wants to be surprised with something?'

Now, by this point I was totally stumped. There I stood with a totally bewildered look on my face trying to figure out just which part of the 'I don't need anything' statement I missed out on! I'm still trying to figure that one out honey! Ok, never mind, moving on to the very next day, I once again came back to send my son to school, and I asked her again if she needed anything. Same reply from her,

'nope don't need nothing, dear'

But this time I was smarter, after having learned my lesson from the day before, I decided to surprise her and bought her something. There I was thinking I got it right this time and happily handed her the the stuff I bought and she looked at me and said,

'I didn't ask for anything'

'but didn't you say that no you don't want anything means to surprise you?'

'well, that was yesterday and you should be able to tell my no from a maybe or a yes by now!'

Argggghhhhhhhhh!!!!! I was totally going out my my mind already ... LOL! Don't worry people, we didn't end up arguing or anything.
Oh and by the way, this wasn't really the first time something like this happened, it's just the most recent one and what I'd like to know is are all women like this? I'm not the only one who has gone through this 'guessing game' so to speak, I've had friends going through the same thing with their girl friends or spouses too and I'm just curious as to know if this is a genetic thing with the opposite sex? LOL!

I mean, for me (I can't speak for the rest of you guys) a no, means no and a yes, means yes. No two ways about it. I can't really read minds (oh how I wish I could though) or anything. I take whatever is told to me at face value. How can I even begin to tell that no I don't need anything means surprise me with something ... LOL! I guess you've just got to read deeper between the lines when a woman tells or asks you something, ya? So, guys (and even you girls) tell me some of your 'guessing game' stories if you have any (don't worry, you can always remain anonymous so your wife or g/f's don't kill you ... LOL!)

Man, I think the world would be so much easier to understand if women really meant what they said and we men didn't have to trying guessing all the time if that was really what they meant ... LOL! Ok, ladies, you can string me up from that tree already ... hehehe ...

51 comments:

  1. Hey Nick, you saved my life lah! All these time I thought I was cookoo and that I couldn't understand my wife ... now I know I'm not alone *he he he*

    It's definitely a genetic issue in women, definitely :)

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  2. I think it runs in the women's gene. Whenever my bf goes out for a drink with his friends, he'd call me up and ask if I want any of those "pearl" milky tea. My normal answer would be "no". By the time he comes back with an empty hand, I'd be pissed off.

    Sometimes I couldn't understand myself. So don't worry, Nick. LOL!!!!

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  3. Sometimes I feel so sorry for men and I could just picture the bewildered look on your face when you came home empty handed and that was WRONG!! Women are complicated creatures Nick and even I don't understand them sometimes and I am indeed a woman myself.

    I gotta agree that men are way easier - it's black or it's white - simple. LMAO....

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  4. Nihal, glad to know I'm not the only one who goes through this guessing game ... LOL!

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  5. Cindy, I'm sure your boyfriend gives you the same bewildered look that I give my wife ... LOL! So, it's a normal woman's thing huh? I'm not crazy or anything, huh? LOL!

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  6. Dude... you just described every conversation I have ever had with my wife...

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  7. Gypsy, complicated creatures is an understatement!!! LOL! I think if we could figure out what makes a woman tick, I'm sure we could solve all the world's problems ... LOL!

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  8. Nick! Didn't you read the fine print? And next time don't even ask...you should know this by now? DOH! :)
    Genie King

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  9. Seiche Buddy, I probably just described every conversation any man had with their other half ... LOL!

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  10. Bobo, I'll bet it sounds familiar ... LOL!

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  11. Adrian, fine print? what fine print? LOL! I'll know better from now on buddy :D

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  12. Ha ha, sometimes I make a pact with my boyfriend not to buy each other presents on V-Day or birthdays. And then, when I don't get anything on the real day, I'll still feel disappointed though I wasn't supposed to expect anything. This time my bf smart liao, he'd still buy something. :-)

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  13. BT, the next time my wife says she doesn't need anything, I'm still going to buy something ... LOL! Yeah, your bf is pretty smart :D

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  14. I guess I'm the odd woman out on this one, Nick - 'cuz I was commiserating with your bewilderment, and I would have played it just like you did. I'm pretty much a "say what you mean and mean what you say" person, but I do have some female friends who are like this. Women ARE complicated creatures, not going to disagree on that! :-)

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  15. Nick, this is where the love comes in.
    Your title was correct: no means no, unless it means yes or unless it's Tuesday or unless it's TOM (time of month) or unless I change my mind, or unless I feel fat, or unless my hair doesn't look good today AND you'd better be able to guess which it is.

    Sheesh! We ARE complicated creatures.

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  16. Josie, ah, finally, a woman on the side of us men ... LOL! There is hope for you girls indeed ... hehehe ... like I said earlier, complicated is an understatement :D

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  17. MP, thanks for the tips. I'll know better now ... LOL! I guess we men should just resign ourselves to the fact that we're always wrong :D

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  18. Nick, sometimes we are just fickle and don't know what we want. Yes, sadly it's true! We say one thing and the next minute we claim the complete opposite, just like dat! So I guess u just have to endure this fickle side of us, goodluck! :):):)

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  19. Well, honestly, I can't play the "guessing game" with the hubby. If I continue with that attitude, I'll never be getting anything.. LOL!

    My hubby is no mind reader and I'll just be losing out if I act that way. His motto is "ask and you shall be given".. So ask I will!! :D

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  20. hi thanks for your comment yes i really appeciate all read my blog and that awards is for all the readers.

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  21. Nick,

    Reading your post really makes me laugh. I can't blame you, what you have said very much sounded like what my husband has told me quite a few times! Women love surprises. The next time she says that she doesn't want anything, just get her a nice pack of chocolates. Or even just a single stalk of rose. Then see her smile as you give to her ... Even though she said she did not need anything when you asked.

    Blessings to you! Your blog is really fun to read!

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  22. we just want to a little more attention and to be pampered sometimes. this way we will feel like de happiest person in the world.. just a little surprises will do.. or a caring thought.. or a little help on chores or anything. it will do wonder..

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  23. Hey Nick!! You know what??!!

    My blog is Ad-Free too!!!

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  24. Hi Nick, you have been tagged by Santa’s Community Blog in a Collective Christmas Meme. Hope you can find a way to participate!
    -Jos:)
    http://santasmailbox.blogspot.com/2007/10/santas-community-c

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  25. We can be confusing, and I have no idea how the whole 'expecting him to know what I mean' thing got started! But I try to say what I mean, and most of the time, it works a whole lot better, and neither of us end up aggrivated. So ladies - if you want a man know what you want - just tell him, dont make him guess! :)

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  26. Shemah, I'm no mind reader too but sometimes I have to be ... LOL!

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  27. Marzie, fickle, that's a good word ... LOL! Well, I've got loads of experience with fickleness so I'm coping pretty well ... :D

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  28. Genny, you're welcome and thanx for dropping by. Hope to see you around more often

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  29. Waterlearner, welcome to my blog. I do try and surprise here sometimes but it doesn't always work though ... LOL! I'll keep your tips in mind though. Ad Free blog, huh? Cool. I'm actually so tempted to sign up for PPP. My other blog is just taking too long to 'mature' ... sigghhh ...

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  30. Cbenc12, I do help out with the chores and stuff ... LOL! It just the reading her mind part that's the problem .. LOL!

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  31. Jos, thanx for the tag. Will go look at it soon and try my best to get it out ASAP :)

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  32. Lavender, now that's a statement I like to hear, especially coming from a woman :D Now, if only it would work ... LOL!

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  33. Nick, LOL!!
    This is a good post that I could totally relate. I'm also like that when hubs ask me if I want something from his oversea trip. I will say no need lah. But when he came home & only get things for my boys. I will say how come I don't have. He will give me a blur look cos he rem I say I don't want anything. Sorry, we are like that, we love surprises mah !! :):)

    Janice Ng

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  34. Yup...sounds like me...I love a surprise though. When I say surprise me, my husband still comes home with nothing!

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  35. Janice, I can just imagine your poor hubby's blur look when he gets home ... LOL!

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  36. Diamond, the thing is I came home with something to surprise her the very next day and she said that she really didn't need anything!!! Oh, the mind of a woman ... LOL!

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  37. Oh, you've got your own special language too... why don't you guys write about that? Hmmm?

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  38. Count me in Nick, to the odd females who mean "yes" when they say "yes", who mean "no" when they say "no". My workplace is about technology, and in that I need to be precised. In computer system, bits are represented only in 2 ways: either 0 or 1. Technology requires that 0's has to really mean "0" and likewise for 1's. This concept has a lot of bearing with my way of thinking. One bad thing is, some men I came across with read my "No" with something else. (sigh!)

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  39. Shana, that's one secret I think I could live without LOL!

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  40. AB, what special language? Us guys are straight to the point .. LOL!

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  41. Albine, LOL, that happens cos you women say no which essentially means so much that men think all women who say no means yes ... LOL! But it's good that you're a straight answer person ...

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  42. Isn't mattied life wonderful lol.

    Good to know I'm not alone in not understanding.

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  43. Hey Toadee, welcome to my blog :) Don't worry, you're not alone in this. There's a few billion other guys who go through this as well ... LOL!

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  44. Bun Bun, what do you mean she's right? LOL! I guess you can't argue with a woman, eh :D

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  45. You are such a very polite husband, a little bit submissive to your wife maybe but I take that as the gentleman in you. (LOL) I am somewhat similar to your wife genetically perhaps, when my bf asks me if he could buy me something, I just say no, but when he comes home, I always nag him if he is empty handed...Well..women are just hard to understand at times...hihihi

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  46. Lord Manila stone, LOL! Submissive huh, first time I heard it said to me in that way :D I have to agree with you though that women are HARD to understand ...

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  47. Ah, women. We are of a different planet. Great post. =)

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  48. Mary Anne, welcome to my site. Yup, I'm in agreement with you, you women are definitely from a different planet ... LOL! Hope to see yo around more ...

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