Arthur's Rhymes for the Times Podcast: Don't Know Jack

Date 10/20/2020
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Jack and Jill are having some serious communication problems. Jill tries spending time with Jack, who seemingly shrugs her off because he’s busy “candlestick jumping” and doesn’t see the urgency. Arthur’s comical portrayal of this quirky couple’s struggle is not to be missed! 

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Don't Know Jack - A Lesson on Avoiding Arguements

Have you ever asked your guy a question and his response is “I don’t know” – and then before you know it, everyone’s drawing lines in the sand, while pushing each other’s buttons? Our podcast, Don’t Know Jack, from Arthur’s Rhymes For The Times, can help you understand things a little bit better and avoid World War XCVII.

Don’t Know Jack
Jack be nimble. Jack be quick.
Jack jumped over the candlestick.
“Why do you do that,” Jill asked of the lad.
“I don’t know,” he replied. “But there’s no need to get mad.”

“Mad? I’m not mad,” said Jill, kinda snide.
“Are we still going up the hill to fetch that pale of water outside? 
“You know I can’t do it alone. 
“You know what happened the last time I tried.” 

“I don’t know. Maybe later. 
“I’m busy. I don’t know,” Jack sighed, 
As he cleared his fifth flaming candlestick,
With the utmost of pride.

“Busy! Later! What does it mean, you don’t know?” 
Jill screamed: “That’s all you ever say!” 
“Is this your way of telling me,
“You want me to go away?”

“No,” said Jack. “Candlestick jumping is what I do. 
“And it’s what I must do today. 
“So, don’t be mad and don’t be sad, 
“But I never did ask you to stay!”

Holding back tears, not wanting to cry, 
Jill headed to the door wondering why,
“You never loved me,” she suddenly spoke. 
“Was this all in my head? 
“Was this all some sick joke? 
“Tell me now. Tell me now. 
“Tell me now. I must know. 
“Did you ever want our love to grow?”

Standing in silence, 
Then like a good beau, 
Jack kissed Jill on her forehead, 
And whispered: “I guess. I don’t know.”

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. 

Stay amazing,



Enjoy these additional installments of Arthur's Rhymes for the Times Podcast Series:

Mary's Garden - A Lesson on Being Present

Bo Peep and the Creep - A Lesson on Cheating


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