Monday, June 26, 2006

Second 'Men!' post

Me to R: Don't watch football. Come, let's have a meaningful conversation. Lets read poetry to each other.

R: Not watch the MATCH? Crazy or what?

Me: What will happen if you don't watch the match one day? Bloody silly game, 22 grown-up men pushing a ball around with the poor referee running like headless chicken risking his life. Anyway half the time these guys are rolling about on the ground clutching various body parts and groaning. Bloody uncivilised.

R: (Shocked silence)

Me: And anyway you fall asleep in front of the TV. You watch it only so you can talk to your colleagues about it.

R (acknowledging a hit): Well, even if it were so, you would still have to watch it no?

Me: WHY?? Why can't you tell them you don't watch it, that you don't like it?

R: Are you mad? That's like admitting you are impotent.


At June 26, 2006 5:07 PM, Blogger J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Since I am past the age of being pressured to prove potency, I can admit that I will NOT stay up to watch the half-past-midnight match. Unless it has Brazil. Or Argentina. Or wait, France. Or ... ummm, I can see I need a re-think.

Re: female arguments about the World Cup watching, either you've been talking to my wife OR all wives are the same.


At June 27, 2006 4:01 PM, Blogger Ron said...

Sweety, you expected a MAN to atually switch off the television and pay attention to you!!? Actually talk..leave alone reading poetry!? Havent you learnt nothing about the ways of men? The World Cup is just an excuse. They will watch Navratan Tel ads without a break, but will still not take their eyes off the damn thing to interact with real live human beings!! Men!! Gragh!!!

PS: Maybe if we turned into TV sets...or hung tv sets around our necks we would get more attention...interesting thought what say?

At June 28, 2006 10:28 AM, Blogger Priya said...

Now now now. you are being a tad unfair there.
And to JAP: all wives are NOT the same, Sir.

At June 28, 2006 5:58 PM, Blogger The Marauder's Map said...

JAP: Any sensible, right-thinking individual would think so. Jay does, more power to him.

Ron: You're bang on about Navratan tel ads. It's even better to sleep in front of the TV than try and talk to their women.

P-di: Unfair? Unfair? And what about ME?

At June 28, 2006 7:37 PM, Blogger Anyesha said...

The Boy and I fall into the what football? where football? category and as a result are totally left out of macho sports conversations. Out here most folks just assume we must be watching cricket instead as we are Indians!!

At June 29, 2006 2:10 PM, Blogger The Invizible Man said...

Me suspects the truly smart ones in the species don't actually watch the match. They watch multiple TV channels to catch the right sound bytes - "Ronaldo didn't play to the best of his ability" types, so they can seem quite potent. And guess what, they're most probably packing wives / girlfriends off, so they can "watch the match"! And of course, showing up at office late the next day claiming bleary-eye-itis from too much late night TV. A tip for R, maybe?

At June 30, 2006 1:07 AM, Blogger GREATBONG said...

True. A man who accepts that he does not follow sports is perceived as a sissy. In JU, one of these "not-into-sports" guys once tried to "fake it" ---

On hearing that Pakistan were 300 for 6 in 50 overs, he asked animatedly:

"Pakistan all out?"

At July 16, 2006 12:31 PM, Blogger Lahar said...

JAP, all wives are the same. Women dont understand sports, so let us suffer together.

Ron, the sarcasm doesnt drip enough. You need to lay it on thicker, or else we philistines might not get it.

At July 20, 2006 12:30 AM, Blogger Ghetufool said...

R exposed!!!


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