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I Am Man, Hear Me Whine

Updated on March 3, 2013

Mike's Common Sense

Back in the early '70's, Helen Reddy had a hit song called, "I Am Woman", in which she starts out, "I am woman, hear me roar", which I thought was hokey, and all. I still do. But now that I am older, I realize that she was right. Women do all the roaring, while us guys do all the whining.

I should know. I am a man.

Why do men whine? I don't know, but I believe it has something to do with the male DNA. I remember when I was nine, and my mom wouldn't let me go over to Doug's house because his parent's both worked, and we may get into trouble. I'd say, "Come on, Mom, I'll be good!"

It didn't work.

When I was fourteen, I asked my dad if I could go to Woodstock. After a few seconds of contemplation he said, "No, you're too young." I responded, "Dad, I'm almost fifteen. Please let me go!" Unfortunately, it still didn't work.

Almost forty years later, I still whine when I don't get my way -- and it still doesn't work. You would think that I would adjust, change my game plan, so to speak. But no, I'm not that smart. You see, I am married. You ladies can laugh (which I know you are), but how else can a guy get his needs met?

"Honey, I have no clean shirts for work tomorrow." "Why didn't anyone make coffee this morning?" "C'mon, honey, it's Monday night!" "I have no cookies for bedtime!" "Your Lifetime Movie channel is turned up too loud!" ...

If whining were an art form, I'd be Picasso.

The truth is, I whine because it does work (once in a while). She'll do almost anything to get me to shut up.


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      5 years ago

      Oh better marry a mature man! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      I knew it all along...and most women do..and so now you admit it ..even publicly  and think it's gonna make her want to do more for you....hummm the way men think always surprises me...But at LEAST you come forward and let us women know, you know, we know...ha ha LOL  tee hee..fun hub sweetie..now go get me cookie..Please...G-Ma :o) Hugs & Peace

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      christine almaraz 

      9 years ago from colorado springs

      Great hub! I agree, men do whine alot and I give you all the respect you deserve for admitting it! Thank you for writing this. I just made my husband read it and he just smiled. You know that smile that's not admitting guilt but letting me know he agrees:)

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