In response to "11 Things Guys Don't Understand About Women" from Glamour.com
“Why, oh, why, can’t you create a single, central location for your hair ties and bobby pins?!? And why is there one on the handle of the microwave?”
Because hair ties are one of those things we use a lot and we always want one near us when we need one. At my most organized I keep at least one in my car, in my purse, on my nightstand and on my wrist at all times. And there's one on the microwave handle because she was standing near the microwave when she took her hair down once and put it there so it'd be there when she needs it again.
“Why are women so afraid of bugs but can regularly pour hot wax on their bodies and rip hair out by its roots?”
So not the same thing. Bugs are creepy and crawly and (some of them anyway) can cause real harm and little to no reward. Waxing hurts a little, sure, but it's an evil we know and it has a reward that's worth it.
“Girls and drama! My God, it’s like an episode of Dawson’s Creek! He said, she said…it goes on and on for years. Do you ever get over an argument?”
Actually I sympathize on this one. My four best friends are all guys who argue like girls. One of them even told me once that if I didn't know what I'd done wrong he wasn't going to tell me. He then ignored me for two weeks and still hasn't told me what I did. But really, girls will get over an argument as soon as they feel whatever is wrong is righted. If, for example, I'm mad because someone made me feel unimportant to them, I'll get over it when they make me feel important again.
“I am confused enough about why the onslaught of hormones every month, like clockwork, still takes me by surprise (the next day when she gets her period, I’m like, Oh! We got into a fight because she was hormonal!), but why does that fact take her by surprise? Shouldn’t she kind of realize it and be like, ‘Don’t listen to me—I’m hormonal’?”
Um, you kinda answered your own question. She's hormonal. What she's doing or saying makes perfect sense to her at the time despite that once her hormones are balanced again she realizes what an idiot she may have sounded like.
“I don’t get why getting married so soon is so important to most women. Is love not enough?”
I don't know if I'd say "most" women. I for one am perfectly happy to remain single for years to come, maybe even forever, as are many if not most of my single girl-friends. But I think it's the same reason my ex insisted on marrying his new girlfriend before he left for Iraq. He said if they were only dating she'd cheat while he was gone but if they were married she wouldn't. Ridiculous? Completely. True? Probably not. But he's convinced, as many women probably are as well, that the ring seals the deal and keeps the partner from straying.
“Why all the shoes? Really, my sister has suitcases full of shoes that I've thrown aside more often than she’s even seen them. It boggles the mind!”
I had a guy friend once who I saw pretty much every day for about two years and in that time I saw him in four pairs of shoes; his dress shoes, his sneakers, his wrestling shoes and his slippers. That would never work for a woman. Let's take dress shoes for example. Summer dress shoes need to be different from winter dress shoes and we can't wear white sandals with a black dress.