Admit she’s right. It’ll go easier on all of us

Burt’s Eye View

“It takes courage for a man to admit his wife is wrong.”

I shuddered when I ran across that quote the other day. I couldn’t find who said it. He’s probably tucked away under 17 layers of cover in the witness protection program.

I once had the nerve to ask Terry, “Does it get boring being right all the time?” I nearly melted under the glare and never asked again.

Men and women — sure, we have our differences. But we still need each other. I think. It sure seems to work better, in my experience anyway.

Also, why would you, as a husband, want to admit your wife was wrong? You happened to be one her major choices. If anyone’s going to question her decision-making abilities, it shouldn’t be you. She, on the other hand, might…

I consulted with some of the best philosophers I could find on Facebook, Google and The Artist Formerly Known as Twitter. The research reinforced the fact that we think differently. Not necessarily right or wrong. Just differently.

Here’s proof:

“In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance, he laid the blame on a woman.” — Nancy Astor

“Wife’s outta town and you know what that means… It means I don’t know where anything is or what’s going on.” — @mcdadstuff

“Men say women should come with instructions. What’s the point of that? Have you ever seen a man actually read the instructions?” — Nikhil Saluja

“You’re only a man! You’ve not our gifts! I can tell you! Why, a woman can think of a hundred different things at once, all them contradictory!” — Georgette Heyer

“How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.” — Oscar Wilde

“There are more men than women in mental hospitals, which just goes to show who’s driving whom crazy.” — Hussein Nishah

Me: “Is it weird that I …” Wife: “Yes.” Me: “You didn’t let me finish.” Wife: “Everything you do is weird.” — @XplodingUnicorn

“My wife just screamed, ‘YOU’RE NOT EVEN LISTENING TO ME, ARE YOU?!’ What a weird way to start a conversation.” — @mariana057

“It’s amusing that my husband doesn’t want me touching his new MacBook Pro because he thinks I’ll drop it, but he’s totally cool with me picking up our kids.” — @sixfootcandy

“Hubs and I both have the flu. The only difference is I’m cleaning the kitchen and he’s dying.” — @Parkerlawyer

“During labor, the pain is so intense that a woman can ALMOST imagine what a man feels when he has a fever.” — anonymous

“Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.” — Charlotte Whitton

“When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It’s a whole different way of thinking.” — Elayne Boosler

“Women spend more time thinking about what men think, then men spend thinking!” — anonymous

“The difference between the love of a man and the love of a woman is that a man will always give reasons for loving, but a woman gives no reasons for loving.” — Fulton J. Sheen

• Send your well-reasoned arguments to Cole at burtseyeview@tribtoday.com or the Burton W. Cole page on Facebook.


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