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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Sunday Favorites-The Man Rules

It's time for Sunday Favorites hosted by Chari at Happy to Design. This is a fairly new weekly blog party where we are suppose to repost something we wrote or posted earlier that you may have missed reading the first time around. Be sure to visit Chari's blog (you will love her) & not only visit her, but there you will find the list of this weeks participants. Be sure to visit them all to see what's up.

Since I just started this blog last week, I'm sure you have already read everything (if not, where in the heck have you been?). Therefore, I am going to repost something from my other blog Manning Family Tree. Since I am trying to make that blog just our family stuff, I will be posting old things that aren't specifically family for Sunday Favorites to this new blog.

Since it is also Father's Day, I thought this was appropriate for today. It's called "The Man Rules". This originally posted on 9/19/08. And no, I did not write these rules. Some man did.

I got the following in an email from Andrea (my sister). I thought it was quite funny & since I live in a household of men, I better not forget these rules.

Warning!!! Anyone over the age of 45 might want to go to the bathroom first before reading as you may wet your pants while laughing. And don't ask me how I know this.

I know, I know, TMI.


The ManRules

At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down

Finally, the guys' side of the story.
I must admit, it's pretty good.)
We always hear
'the rules' From the female side

Now here are the rules from the male side.

These are our rules!
Please note.. these are all numbered '1 '

1. Men are NOT mind readers.

1. Learn to work the toilet seat.
You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down.
We need it up, you need it down.
You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. Sunday sports It's like the full moon
or the changing of the tides.
Let it be.

1. Crying is blackmail.

1. Ask for what you want.
Let us be clear on this one:
Subtle hints do not work!
Strong hints do not work!
Obvious hints do not work!
Just say it!

1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. Come to us with a problem
only if you want help solving it. That's what we do.
Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument.
In fact, all comments become Null and void after 7 Days.

1. If you think you're fat, you probably are.
Don't ask us.

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the
other one

1. You can either ask us to do something
Or tell us how you want it done.
Not both.
If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials..

1. Christopher Columbus did
NOTneed directions and neither do we.

1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings.
Peach, for example, is a fruit, not
A COLOR. PUMPKIN IS ALSO A FRUIT. WE HAVE no idea what mauve is.

1. If it itches, it
will be scratched..
We do that.

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say 'nothing,' We will act like nothing's wrong.
We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, Expect an answer you don't want to hear.

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine...Really .

1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as baseball or

motor sports

1. You have enough clothes.

1. You have too many shoes.

1. I am in shape.
Round IS a shape!

1. Thank you for reading this.
Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight;

But did you know men re ally don't mind that? It's like camping.

Pass this to as many men as you can -
to give them a laugh.

Pass this to as many women as you can -

to give them a bigger laugh.


  1. What a neat Fathers Day post. We all need a little humor in our lives. Thanks for sharing these delightful comments. I appreciate your dropping by post.

  2. What a neat Fathers Day post. We all need a little humor in our lives. Thanks for sharing these delightful comments. I appreciate your dropping by post.

  3. I can hear my husband saying every one of these. Too funny!


  4. Hi!
    Awesome Re-post!!! I can definitely say my hubby has said at least half of these. Have a great day!


  5. Funny! I have so much to learn. :)

  6. Hi Kim! How wonderful to met you and spending time on your blog!I love all your beautiful plants and yard! So inspiring! Wow, we love close to each other. We should met up sometime! Nice that we share the same faith also! Please stay in touch!