Don't Know Jack - A Lesson on Avoiding Arguements
Don’t Know Jack
“Mad? I’m not mad,” said Jill, kinda snide.
“I don’t know. Maybe later.
“Busy! Later! What does it mean, you don’t know?”
“No,” said Jack. “Candlestick jumping is what I do.
Holding back tears, not wanting to cry,
Standing in silence,
Moral of the Story:
If you ask a guy a question and he says, “I don’t know,” believe it or not, he’s telling you the truth. He doesn’t know. Men process differently than women. Women multitask. Women talk stuff over to get to the bottom of things. Men prioritize and focus on one thing at a time. Men basically go away and process – and then come back with an answer. So, if you ask a guy a question and he says, “I don’t know,” and you reply, “What do mean, you don’t know” – those are fighting words. You just told the guy, “You’re lying to me.” So, things will escalate. Everyone starts getting angry. Buttons start getting pushed. Everyone starts emoting, which is speaking with emotion, while no one’s hearing each other speak. And you end up with World War XCVII. So, the next time you ask a guy a question, and he says: “I don’t know.” Remember, he’s telling the truth. Simply say: “Okay. Well, think about it. Let me know.” War averted. ‘Nuff said.
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