Oman Observer

The lucky men

SHARED THOUGHTS –

Yesterday Junior came along and again surprised me with yet another question. Why was he born a male rather than a female? In case you don’t know, Junior is a kind of kid who, by nature, is so inquisitive about almost everything. This time, he came arguing that in life, girls get more attention, preference, and priority as compared to boys. He said they get treated leniently with a lot of tenderness as compared to their counterparts. I cooled him down and told him that being a man or a woman is all God’s plan and besides that, just like being a woman, being a man also comes with a lot of recompense and advantages.
I wrapped him in my arms and told him to appreciate being male, for he need not worry about his wedding plans as they will take care of themselves. In addition to this, as far as a man is concerned, chocolate is just another snack. I went on to persuade the boy to be happy with who he is and gave him all the advantages that he can enjoy as a male against being a female. “You can never be pregnant,” I told him and added, “You know this is hard labor”.
As a male, you can wear a T-shirt and shorts and go to a water park. If someone forgets to invite you to a party, no issues at all — he or she can still be your friend.
Unlike women, most men believe that car mechanics tell the truth. This is important for the peace of mind. If you are a man, you never have to drive to another petrol station’s restroom because this one is just too dirty. You just enter – come what may!
Being a man, there is no need to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. It just comes naturally. Men are never worried about wrinkles. They believe these things add character to them. Even gray hair is no area of any concern. Exclusive for men is that new shoes don’t cut, blister, or mangle their feet. Just like women, men also make phone calls but for them; they last for 30 seconds only thus saving time and cost.
While on a five-day vacation, a man will need only one suitcase. A pair of shoes is more than enough. A man has no worries at all times – he can have the same hairstyle for years, maybe decades. He is even not in a position to see wrinkles in his clothes. A typical man will just have one wallet and one pair of shoes – one color for all seasons. Unlike a woman who will pay much for items that she doesn’t need only because they are on sale; a man will pay for items that he only needs.
While a woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants, empty the trash, go to the mall, visit a neighbor; a man will dress up only for a wedding. As a man, there is not much pressure on the children. There is no need to know all about the children’s dental appointments, best friends, favorite foods, secret fears, and hopes and dreams.
A man just sees children as human beings living in the house.
In his bathroom, a man will have items like toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving cream, razor, a bar of soap, and a towel. The average number of items in the typical woman’s bathroom is five times more. A man would not be able to identify more than half of these items.
So you see, being a male is also advantageous. They lead an effortless simple life that is free of stress – just happier people. What do you expect from such simple creatures?

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