Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Men are complicated creatures.

It's funny because it's true.

And this part depicts my gift-wrapping method with camcorder accuracy:

Men do not like to wrap gifts. I think it was Dave Barry that said the first gifts given were the gifts to Baby Jesus. "Hence the term "wise men". Men don't understand the point in putting carefully coordinated paper with oodles of expensive ribbon on a package just to rip it off. (lingerie though is a whole 'nother idea).

Give a women a 15 inch scrap of decorative paper and she giftwrap a Sikorsky in less than 10 minutes. A man will carefully lay out the present, cut a swath of paper the size of Nebraska, and when he's done, there will be a gap in the back where you can see what the gift is. I realized in my anthropology courses that the Pharoahs had to be wrapped after death by women, otherwise the back of the mummy would be held together by a big piece of Scotch Tape.


  1. Wow, I completely missed the fact that you already used the line.


  2. That's all right. It's amazing how the 'net has turned me into a skim-reader.

  3. I went to Michigan State, earned a Packaging degree, and my wife still wraps gifts a heck of a lot better than me.


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