Now, we could make a whole big post about the unfairness or seeming archaicness of that policy, but that's not where I want to go today.
The whole thing has me thinking about men and women and how we interact with one another. And I had a conversation with my wife the other day about how to motivate a man. (We needed to get some stuff done that we'd been putting off for awhile.)
So, in the hopes this helps, here's what I said about how to motivate a man. Ladies, if you need a man to do something for you, remember this: A man is only interested in doing something if it falls into one of these four categories:
It feels good.
It tastes good.
It pays good.
It will lead to one of those other three.
Take that to the bank. This may be one reason why we will never *voluntarily* do the dishes. And no, that wasn't the stuff we'd been putting off, in case you were wondering. But now you have the key that will unlock a man's motivation.
Now, for further understanding, here's a video from Mark Gungor's "Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage" ... a shortened version of it made the rounds of the Web about a year ago. This is the extended version and runs a little shy of eleven minutes. If I haven't helped to clear things up for you, ladies, then he will, I'm certain.
And guys, pay attention, too. There's some sage words of wisdom in here for all of us, as well.