WHY WOMEN REMEMBER DATES
A classic argument between men and women revolves around men’s inability to remember dates. Women remember the exact date of any event they consider important. Men vaguely remember the year…maybe the month and year. Because women remember the exact date so easily, it is very upsetting to them when a man does not also remember.
Women correlate remembering the date with caring. If you cannot even remember the date of an important event, then you must not even care.
Mrs. C remembers the exact day of our first date. She remembers the first day I texted to her 143. She remembers the first day I verbalized 143 and told her I loved her. She remembers the date of everything. Not just the date, but the day of the week that date fell on.
How do women do it? What gives them this skill that men do not possess? I think it is simply a matter of biology and anatomy.
Because of anatomical and biological womanly functions, women are keenly aware of at least one day of every month. They know when that day is due, how many days after they will be affected and when possible, plan their activities around this day and the following 4-5 days.
Because they are always keenly aware of this monthly event they always have a frame of reference to remember all other important days in their life.
When was the first time my husband took me to a movie? Hmmm… it was March, eight days before I was expecting my regular event…It was March 9th, a Friday. What day did we get engaged? It was December, two days after my monthly event ended…December 19th…a Sunday.
If women want their man to remember important dates, they should mark their calendar. Circle your lunar event, mark the number of days that will follow, and adjust the calendar as irregularity requires. You will be surprised at the results.
What day did Aunt Martha have her operation? Hmmm…it was in July; three days before…you know…that would make it July 19th…a Tuesday.
To really drill the importance of dates to your mate, inform him that every month you are going to kick him in the balls when he least expects it, and make sure he knows what day that event will occur.
When are we supposed to go out with the Frankles? Hmmm…As I recall it will be one week after you kick me in the balls this month…that would be the 17th…Saturday.
It is really very easy to remember dates, as long as you have a consistent frame of reference.
Narh! Its selective use of cerebral dominance (SUCD).ReplyDelete
Women use the dominant side of their brain like a filing cabinet full of all the paraphrenalia of dates and family matters that they collect over generations.
Men use the dominant side of their brain like a computer - ideal for reading plans, design drafts, maps and coping with complex machinery that needs more than one button pushed or more than a single dial manipulated!
You are so right about all this. My wife can remember the date of our first kiss forty years ago, what day of the week it fell on and what the weather was like that day. I'm sorry to say I don't remember it at all.ReplyDelete