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Monday, June 25, 2007

It's A Male Thing....

Why is it when a male is looking for something, they look...and look...and they look, but still can not find what they're looking for?

9 out of 10 times the item is right in front of them....They yell from the next room...They swear the item is not there. It does not matter how old they are.

Does this sound familiar?

He says:
Where's my green shirt?

You yell back... it's hanging in the closet by the white shirt

No...it's not...

yes, it is...

I still can't find it....

You get up and head to his closet...your eyes could be closed and you'd find the shirt. You know the shirt is there.... as you reach in the closet and pull out the green shirt...

you say...here it is...right next to the white shirt!

And then there's the scenario at the refrig...

Do we have any more applesauce? He says

yes, top shelf...

I don't see it...we don't have any?

YES, it's on the top shelf...

no it's not...

oh, yes it is...top shelf

Can you help me find it?

You stop what you're doing, grumble a bit and go to the refrig...low and behold...applesauce top shelf!

This happens constantly...even at work, men seem to have trouble finding things. Women don't ask for help...they usually don't give up til they find what they're looking for, they move things around...

I'm not bashing men and most men will even agree with me that this happens in their home...

I have concluded this is just a 'male thing'

Can anyone share their theory on why men can't seem to find what they're looking for?

2 comments:

pearl said...

haha Excellent title for your post :) its the MALE THING :) Wonder what kind of searches are gonna land up on your page ;)

I agree with you completely and may i suggest something? for all the males to see and start a bit of discussion, may be you should provide a link to this post in mybloglog next to your blog's profile :) I hope many men see it and give their opinions

Willard Barth said...

{:~) Well from a male perspective, this actually happens for both sexes.

The human brain is one of the most powerful "supercomputers" on the planet. The challenge is that it doesn't come with a user's manual. It is suggested that we take in over 10 Billion bytes of information per second. As an adaptive process, we have become what some term "deletion machines" meaning that we only pay attention to what we choose to focus on (consciously, or unconsciously). Our subconscious mind therefore, simply follows the directions we give it as to what to focus on.

With that said, when someone cannot find something that is right in front of them, what has usually happened, is that they have already chosen to believe, before they even started looking that they were not going to find it. The mind literally creates a scotoma (blind spot) which prevents them from seeing what they are looking for.

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