Monday, 14 March 2011
What Men Think About when They are not Thinking about Sex
This is an old chestnut with a new twist. We've been watching an old BBC TV series from the late 70s viz "The Fall and Rise of Reggie Perrin" - 5 DVDs with 7 episodes of a sitcom on each! We are hugely enjoying the British humour. For instance, Reggie opts out of the corporate world, goes off the rails for a bit, then goes back and opens a shop which sells all kinds of rubbish, advertised in the window as "All items completely useless!" Within two years he has become a tycoon with more than 50 "Grotshops" in the UK and also a line in "Eurogrot". His range includes things like cruets with no holes, square hoops for children, ashtrays with no bottoms, excruciatingly bad art done by the local dentist etc etc. All very absurd, I thought, until I looked at our Sunday paper! Someone has 'written' a book entitled "What men Think....." (see post title) - but it consists of 200 - wait for it - blank pages! And apparently, it has sold out on Amazon!!!! Well I never (as my mother would have said), there's one born every minute. But on reflection, what a wonderful joke gift to give to certain people. I can actually see why it's sold out. Very clever. I don't, however, believe that men are like this (after a certain age). My husband failed to find his prepared lunch in the fridge the other day and in exasperation, I told him he couldn't find a whore in a whorehouse! Luckily, he saw the funny side of this - but got the last word. "I wouldn't have to," said he, "they bring the whores to you."