courses for men and women



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Courses for Men and Women  

Courses for Women

Taught by men, for women.

101 Avoiding Walking in Front of the TV
102 Doing Housework Without Complaining
103 Shopping: Buying What You Can Afford, Not What You Can Charge
104 Going to The Washroom Alone
(formerly Coping Without My Friends)
105 Understanding the Male Response to “Do I Look OK?”
106 Exercise: How it Keeps You from Looking Like Your Mother
107 Learning How to Initiate Intimacy
108 How to Apologize When You Are Obviously Wrong
109 Understanding the Male Response to “Am I Fat?”
110 Dishwashers: Rinsing Before Is Not a Must
111 The Toilet Seat: I Can Learn to Put It Down Too
112 Using the Thesaurus: Alternatives to “Make Love”
113 “The Weekend” and “Long Boring Walks” Are Not Synonymous
114 How to Go Shopping With Your Mate and Not Embarrass Him
115 The Remote Control: Don’t Touch What You Can’t Handle
116 You Too Can Be the One to Hang Up the Phone
117 Honest, You Don’t Look Like Kim Bassinger – But You’re Acceptable
118 Hairspray: The Effects On The Ecosystem
(formerly One Can Is Enough)
119 Runs In Your Nylons? It’s Not the End of the World
120 Fishing: Being Able to Bait Your Own Hook
121 Intimacy: More Than Just Lying There
122 Learning to Choose What to Wear In Less Than Four Hours
123 Vacations: Doing Without 4 Suitcases
124 Makeup: The Less is More Theory
125 Nagging: Stop the Insanity!

Courses for Men

Taught by women, for men.

101 Combating Stupidity
102 You Too Can Do Housework
103 P.M.S. – Learning When To Keep Your Mouth Shut
104 How To Fill An Ice Cube Tray
105 We Do Not Want Sleazy Underthings for Christmas –
Give Us Money
106 Understanding the Female Response To You Coming In Drunk
At 4 AM
107 Wonderful Laundry Techniques
(Formerly “Don’t Wash My  Silks”)
108 Parenting – No, It Doesn’t End With Conception
109 Get a Life – Learn How To Cook
110 How Not To Act Like a Butthead When You Are Obviously Wrong
111 Spelling – Even You Can Get It Right
112 Understanding Your Financial Incompetence
113 You – The Weaker Sex
114 Reasons To Give Flowers
115 How To Stay Awake After
116 Why It Is Unacceptable To Relieve Yourself
Anywhere But the Bathroom
117 Garbage – Getting It To the Curb
118A You Can Fall Asleep Without It If You Really Try
118B The Morning Dilemma – If It’s Awake, Take a Shower
119 The Weekend and Sports Are Not Synonymous
120 How To Put The Toilet Seat Down
121 How To Go Shopping With Your Mate and Not Get Lost
122 The Remote Control – Overcoming Your Dependency
123 Helpful Postural Hints For Couch Potatoes
124 How Not To Act Younger Than Your Children
125 You Too Can Be a Designated Driver
126 Honest, You Don’t Look Like Mel Gibson, Especially When Naked
127 Changing Your Underwear – It Really Works
128 The Attainable Goal – Omitting %@#*! From Your Vocabulary
129 Fluffing the Blankets After Farting is Not Necessary
130 Real Men Ask For Directions
131 How To Take Illness Like a Man


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12 comments on “courses for men and women

  1. I’m afraid 114 isn’t just the course number, but also the number of reasons for giving flowers.

  2. ThatGuyKC says:

    You are brilliantly hilarious! Literally LOL!

  3. Brian says:

    One of my friends’ wife asked him if the dress she was wearing made her look fat. He responded with, “No, it’s your body that makes you look fat.” She hasn’t asked any similar questions since.

    • Bethany says:

      An unflattering cut can make someone look heavier while a different cut can have a slimming effect, or accentuate what should be accentuated. There’s no need to be a jerk about it (an uncreative one at that, since I’ve heard that joke about a billion times before).

      • It’s not a response I’d make, unless I had a wife with a sense of humor/practicality suited to it, which Brian’s friend’s wife could be. He doesn’t say if they’re still speaking after it. 😉

        You are very much right that the cut of a dress can make a difference in perceived weight and shape. Both positively and negatively. However, 99 percent of the time if a woman asks this question it’s not an asthetic inquiry regarding the cut of the dress, it’s a sign that she’s already decided that she DOES look fat in the dress. The ones who actually are uncertain if the dress is a good cut for them vs the ones having body image issues is extremely tiny.

        If you’re tired of hearing the joke a billion times, it’s because men are tired of hearing the question a billion times. If the man says yes, she gets mad because he called her fat. If the man says no, she gets mad because he “lied to her” because she’s already decided the truth is that she looks fat. The only purpose the question serves is to make it the man’s fault that she feels fat so she can be mad at him instead of mad at herself or the dress.

        The woman who asks the question with no intention of accepting the response is pretty much being a jerk, too.*

        * – I am resisting the urge to add my usual softening qualifiers to that line. Blunt is not usually my style. Sharideth, can I blame you for bluntness influence if I get in trouble for that line? :>

        • Bethany says:

          Oh, I completely agree with you on the last line. I’ve just found that embracing the technical language of the situation helps dissolve it. “Fat” has become an emotional word; “that cut isn’t flattering to your shape” is technical, impersonal, and advice she’ll find in every fashion magazine. The thinnest woman in the world can wear unflattering cuts of clothing, which means you just gave your opinion without saying anything about her body, and you’ve implied that there are all kinds of other cuts that she could look fabulous in. But, maybe it works better coming from a girl. I don’t know.

          • Brian says:

            They’re still together. She does have a sense of humor. I would never reply to a woman like that. I’m not sure how I will respond to that question.

  4. I think we men would all be much safer if Women’s 109 could be changed from “Understanding the Male Response” to “How to Ask Your Mother/Sister/Female Friend Rather Than Your Man If You Think You’re Fat”.

    116 should add – 116B Acceptable Places to Relieve Yourself When There Is No Bathroom. And maybe 116C Acceptable Methods and Commentary When Relieving Yourself When There Is No Bathroom.

  5. Evan says:

    Hilarious. The Morning Dilemma is too funny.
    Shameless plug because of 109:

  6. bdgr571 says:

    brilliant! Wheredo we get the women to sign up for these?!!!

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