The One Thing a Man Can Do Better Than a Woman…..

The one thing a man can do better than a woman is to grow a beard  – John Steinbeck (Travels with Charley)

I am not used to pulling quotes from my hero John Steinbeck. That duty usually fall to my other hero Will Rogers. But when I came across this quote in Steinbeck’s book Travels with Charley recently I knew I had to include it here.

My wife, like most of you guys out there already know, thoroughly believe that she can do absolutely everything better than I can. She has made a life out of constantly bringing up my faults at least as she sees them. She says she does it to make me better. It seems to be another life goal for wives is to improve their husbands. That starts on the wedding day and usually doesn’t end until “death due us part”. If my wife dies before I do I have no doubt she will give me a long list of items I am to read daily about improvement for the next ten years.

So when I gave her the above quote it stopped her dead in her tracks! She just did not have a comeback for that one. Thanks John for letting me win at least that one.

2 thoughts on “The One Thing a Man Can Do Better Than a Woman…..

  1. Why do we marry someone we fall in love with only to then decide that person needs to change? If they needed so much work, why did we marry them in the first place?

    Just a question!


  2. I don’t know Bob but I think for most women they see their husbands as a life long project for improvement. Maybe it is in their DNA. If I had a couple of billion bucks laying around I might fund trying to find that link. At least it would explain quite a few things about married life 😉


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