Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Why don't men do detail?

I find this intensely frustrating.  Perhaps it is one of the fundamental differences between men and women but why do men have so little interest in detail?  Here is a great example:-


The Shah likes to play football with a bunch of mates on a Monday night.  After the game, they repair to a local pub for a quick pint.  A couple of weeks ago he came home with this story...


Shah: You remember Richard?
Me: er, no
Shah (unabashed):  Well he told us this great story about his daughter.  She's a Nanny and she went for an interview for a job with this family who live in some mega- mansion in Kensington...
Me (not quite sure where this is going):  Oh yeah?
Shah (excited): And guess - go on, just GUESS one of the questions she was asked....
Me (puzzled): no idea...
Shah (triumphant): They asked her "what would you do if you were driving the car with my children in it and being chased by the Paparazzi?"
Me (amazed):  Blimey!  Who was it?  It must have been somebody well famous!
Shah (disinterested now):  Oh I dunno....I never asked...


GAAAAAAAH!   I mean What The actual F***?

8 comments:

  1. Just imagine it could have been fair Gwyneth LOL

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  2. That Y chromosome tribe are useless for gossip.

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  3. If you'd have asked him which guest beer was on that night, I bet he'd know. It's all about priorities...

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  4. Taz - LOL - I never thought of that one! I guess if that happened, you could just lob a bit of brown rice or sweet potato out of the window to put them off the scent...

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  5. Auntie - you've hit the nail on the head. And believe me, this is not the only example...

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  6. Andy - if you were within 5 miles of my house you would be able to hear the Shah (who has just read your comment) shouting "Good old Andy! He understands!" You should be ashamed of yourself....lol.

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  7. Oh yes, it's like when they tell you about someone you both know who've had a baby. e.g. Girl or boy? Boy, I think. Name? er.... How much did it weigh? No idea...

    Btw, you've been tagged on my blog. Sorry ;-)

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  8. thanks NS! Now I have to think up seven things....don't expect to hear from me for a few days :-O

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Oh go on - say something for God's sake...