Why men are happier

Received this in my mail today….and it has a place on XXFactor, even though its not original!

Men Are Just Happier People. What do you expect from such simple creatures?
Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. Wedding plans take care
of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack. You can be President. You
can never be pregnant. You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park. You
can wear NO shirt to a water park. Car mechanics tell you the truth.
The world is your urinal. You never have to drive to another gas station
restroom because this one is just too icky. You don’t have to stop and
think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Same work, more pay. Wrinkles add
character. Wedding dress costs $5000. Tux rental is only $100. People never
stare at your chest when you’re talking to them. The occasional
well-rendered belch is practically expected. New shoes don’t cut, blister,
or mangle your feet. One mood is good for all the time.

Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. You know stuff about
A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase. You can open all your own
jars. You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness. If
someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend. Your
underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack. Three pairs of shoes are more than
enough. You almost never have strap problems in public. You are unable to
see wrinkles in your clothes. Everything on your face stays its original

The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. You only have to shave
your face and neck. You can play with toys all your life. Your belly
usually hides your big hips. One wallet and one pair of shoes one color for all
seasons. You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look. You can “do”
your nails with a pocket knife. You have freedom of choice concerning growing a
mustache. You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in
25 minutes. No wonder men are happier…


About IdeaSmith

IdeaSmith is the digital doppelganger of Ramya Pandyan (intrepid train-traveller and frequent spouter of post-midnight rhymes and rants). As IdeaSmith she battles obscurity and slays boredom with her stories about men, books, digitalia and Mumbai. She performs live and also blogs, tweets, Instagrams, Facebooks, +G’s, Youtubes and Goodreads all as IdeaSmith. Ramya is a blogger, digital storyteller and spoken word performer. She also runs a forum for aspiring writers called Alphabet Sambar. Tweet-bomb her at @ideasmithy.

Posted on August 23, 2005, in Battle of the sexes, On a lighter note... Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. I still can’t see the ‘reason’ for being ‘happy’, Karmically talking! Everything mentioned in this post is quite materialistic. Ain’t it?

  2. Oh Yeah? You think we’re happier creatures? Think again.. our destiny is inextricably intertwined with those not-so-simple-and-never-really-happy-creatures.. Women!

  3. Valhalla: Well put!

    Brad: You are right. Men are not materialistic. These things dont make us happy. But then, they make the women sad. This post has the wrong title. Smithy, please change it to – “Why women feel sad”

  4. Second Apoorva on that. Article prolly good for a few laughs but doesnt prove any point.

  5. Thank you for introducing yourself. I like your blogs (this one probably the most).

    I like this post too. It’s fun.
    I didn’t notice any declaration that all your posts have to be deeply meaningful so that they can be discussed on the balcony after three drinks too many. So Shashank may need a minor disclaimer …


  6. J.A.P
    Yes i think i might have missed the disclaimer.
    will keep this in mind now on 🙂
    “they can be discussed on the balcony after three drinks too many”

  7. I’ll consider that comment, one of the best compliments that my blogs have got!

  8. …u probably missed out the most painstaking part for men (which probably nullifies all their above mentioned merry lifestyle) – how to please a lady ?

  9. Seems your friends do know exactly what you’ll like to have as forwards to your inbox.

    Point 5 : now you know how to please this lady… don’t you?


  10. actually idea, except for the physiologically determined differences, as i dont wear makeup or buy stuff, most of those points could apply to an simple woman too! lol!

  11. XX:

    Your gender seeks approval… it seeks it more than the male of the species.. and it seeks it almost all the time…

    I’m not commenting on whether its awesome or pathetic.. but its true…

    Whether its in a class at school or at work.. or in general among friends.. I see it all the time…
    A couple of examples..
    – take any class… whether they understand anything or not.. the girls are always nodding their heads.. VIGOROUSLY !!
    – women always want their “girlfriends'” approval about the guy they are dating or going to marry etc… you rarely ever see men doing the same..

    I’ve been thinking about this for a while..
    What is the reason for this ? Is it some deep-rooted insecurity ? Do they not possess the ability to stay happy “on their own” without anyone telling them.. that they’re doing WELL ??!!

    I meet a lot of so-called “feminists” nowadays.. now don get me wrong… I respect women immensely.. and I do appreciate their need to fight for injustice against women.. but its these self-proclaimed ones.. who find the “proclamation” more important than the fighting..
    I dunno.. it seems like another bid for approval.. all over again ..

    Am I making any sense ?


  12. anon1 *nodding head vigourously* LOL!

  13. You do make sense. That’s not to say I agree, however. Thanks for dropping by and next time, do leave your name behind.

  14. Hey idea…
    Wasn’t expecting a response frm you…

    I comment as anon1 on a number of blogs (some of whom you link to…)..
    I have more of an identity as “anon1” rather than my original blog-id…
    I prefer to comment as such… Hope you understand…


  15. Totally…I am an anonymous blogger after all. Thanks again from dropping by.

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