Chris Bundas –
There was an article I came across this morning on mademen.com by Emma Sarran about the ‘10 Things Women Expect Men to Know How To Do’.
Now, by no means do I consider myself to be the manliest of men, but at the end of the day, I like to think of myself as a fine young gentleman. I’m not a meterosexual, nor am I a skinny jean, plaid wearing, fake glasses, pretentious, bicycle riding hipster. I like the finer things in life; when I can afford them. I enjoy putting on a well-tailored suit and heading into the office, only to leave wearing blue jeans and a white T-shirt; channeling my inner James Dean, blasting Exile on Main’s finest, ‘Ventilator Blues’. Some days I’m clean shaven, others, I like my scruff. I enjoy late night martinis with women much finer than myself, and then enjoy getting into bar fights the next.
Maybe you’re like me, or maybe I’m everything you hate; in that case, pleasure to meet ya! But after going through Emma’s Top 10 list, I think she nailed it. I may not be that good at all 10 things listed here, but I can pull off each one… somewhat. If I didn’t know how to do these basic ‘Things Women Expect Men to Know How To Do’, I’d be ashamed to call myself a man.
So ladies, gentlemen: take a gander through the list. Do you agree that these are the 10 things all men should know how to do?
Feel free to voice your opinion and tell Emma (not me) it’s all wrong!
Here’s Emma’s list of ‘10 Things Women Expect Men to Know How To Do’
We’re talking gas and charcoal. Burgers, dogs, chicken, veggies, the works. Bonus points if you can do that thing where you cook corn, with lime, in tin foil.
2. Drive Stick Shift
Nope, I don’t know how to do it. Nope, I don’t care to ever have a stick-shift car. Yes, I assume you know how to drive one.
3. Change a Tire
I should probably know how to do this too. (I swear, Dad, I’m going to learn some day.) But you definitely should know how to do this.
4. Operate a Drill
And use it to hang a heavy, framed piece of artwork—straight.
5. Troubleshoot a Broken Appliance
Sometimes the fix requires a professional. But I at least want you to be able to do some diagnostic work to reach that conclusion.
6. Assemble Furniture—IKEA or Otherwise
It’s a pain in the ass, but someone’s gotta do it. And that someone is you.
7. Use a Lawn Mower
For that big yard we will have some day.
8. Find Your Way Around
Or at least not be too ashamed to ask for directions.
9. Free a Stuck Car (Thank You, Winter)
Whether by shoveling, pouring salt & kitty litter, or pushing with your own bare hands.
10. Defend Your Lady
Against what, you ask? Anything and everything.