Delenda Est Carthago

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Location: Mesa, Arizona, United States

I plan on being the supreme dictator of the country, if not the world. Therefore, you might want to stay on my good side. Just a hint: ABBA rules!


Women don't understand men

It has often been said that men don't understand women. I accept that. But women don't understand men, either. Women will scoff at this and either deny it or say "Who cares?" Well, they might have a point, but understanding each other is crucial to living together. Yes, men need to try harder to understand women, but the opposite holds true as well.

Case in point: my lovely wife recently bought me socks. I kept saying I needed to buy socks, but I kept forgetting (because I'm not too bright), so one day, while she was at the mall, she bought me twelve pairs of socks. Because she is, after all, excellent. She brought them home and showed them to me. They were all "sport" socks, they all had the yellow tips, they are all made of the same material, but there was one important difference:


Now, what's the big deal, some women might say. So six pairs were white, and six pairs were black. I explained to Krys that black socks are old man socks. She scoffed. "I can't wear these," I said, "I'd look like an old man!" She scoffed. "Wear them with jeans," she said. "Well, no shit," said I (the kids were asleep, so the profanity was flying!), "but here in Arizona, in the middle of an unseasonably warm winter, I'm wearing shorts more often. And I run out of socks (hence the need for new ones), so I am forced to wear the black socks with shorts! Why would you emasculate me like that, woman?" I believe she enjoys the emasculation part, actually.

She pointed out to me that if I folded the laundry more quickly, I wouldn't need to wear the black socks, but let's just put that aside for the moment, shall we? My point is: old men wear black "sport" socks. I asked Mia's physical therapist, who s a man, and he concurred. What say you, men of the world - am I correct? Does Krys need to understand this as I need to understand that it's never okay to say "What, is it that time of the month or something?" Back me up, fellow Y-chromosome bearers! Posted by Picasa


Blogger Guy LeCharles Gonzalez said...

Um...this is a tricky one. You DO mean specifically with shorts, yes? Because then I agree, that's an old man thing.

But I wear black socks almost all the time when I'm in pants, and I've got enough issues to deal with than having you call me an old man, dammit! ;-)

17/2/06 7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, Mr. Bungie, you've been accused of many many things in your past. However,
"Fashion Plate"
is not one of them. Wear the damn socks.

17/2/06 8:05 PM  
Blogger Chance said...

With shorts, black socks are no good. With pants, socks of any color are good. Personally, I prefer lots of different colors and patterns on ym socks so I can match them quicker.

17/2/06 10:55 PM  
Blogger Ellen R Ashard said...

Ya know, where I come from, white socks in general (except worn for work-out purposes) are a case for the Special Sock Force inside the Fashion Police! Only while living in the US, I heard that you may wear white socks outside the gym, too.

So maybe my opinion doesn't count... I mentioned I'm lacking the Y-chromosome, too, right? ;)

18/2/06 6:45 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Guy - yes, I do mean specifically for shorts. I too wear different colored socks with pants all the time.

And I actually DID wear the socks, and with shorts, as well. It just felt weird.

Ellen - I knew that about Europeans and white socks. But Europeans don't wear shorts a lot, either (or at least they didn't 20 years ago, the last time I was there and was forced by my parents to wear pants in the summer).

18/2/06 7:58 AM  
Blogger Ellen R Ashard said...

Yeah, European guys don't wear shorts as much as you do. It's necessary for us so we can recognize American and British tourists right away. ;)

18/2/06 10:27 AM  
Blogger Roger Owen Green said...

Don't you have cool nights out there in the desert, whemn you'd be wearing long pants (and therefore black socks)? It's February!

That said, you are in a no-win situation because: 1) you didn't buy them and 2) you didn't do your laundry, so you're pretty much SOL.

18/2/06 1:16 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Actually, Roger, it's been very warm here recently, which is why the whole thing came up. Usually in the winter I can wear long pants all day, but for months it's been too warm to even wear jeans at night. It's annoying.

But you're right about me being SOL. I just wanted validation that it's an old man look, even though I must live with it.

18/2/06 1:40 PM  
Blogger Jake said...

Who gave you the impression this is "unseasonably" warm? It's February. Time to pack away the long parts until December!

18/2/06 5:36 PM  
Blogger Jake said...

That should have said "long pants." Sorry for any confusion and feel free to keep your long parts out for year-round use.

18/2/06 5:46 PM  
Blogger Ragnell said...

Stop being such a woman. You're married, who cares about looking old? :)

18/2/06 8:48 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Admit it, Jake - it's strangely warm this winter. I know last winter was awful, but this is bizarre.

I'm just looking out for poor single guys everywhere, Ragnell! Gotta help them out!

18/2/06 9:06 PM  
Blogger Astrid said...

Just eat a lollipop and blow some bubbles and you'll be young again, Greg. Trust me on this!

19/2/06 1:11 AM  
Blogger Jake said...

Who is Bubbles?

19/2/06 1:14 AM  
Blogger Gordon D said...

Please inform Krys that the only time black socks are old man clothing (and a fashion no-no) is when you wear them with shorts. (Personally, I think ankle-high white socks are also geeky with shorts, but that's just me).

I should know, being the manliest man in the comics blogosphere.

19/2/06 4:52 AM  

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