Saturday, May 2, 2009

Anything you can do, I can do better...

Recently, I had a very funny conversation with my boyfriend. Somehow, we began to discuss the differences between men and women.

Colby made the mistake of thinking that there was something he could do that I couldn't, because he is a man. Marla does not like people assuming she's weak. “You think that there is something that you can do that I can’t?”

“… umm.” He's smart and realized that needed to watch his words carefully.

“No, I can’t get an erection, but I can do anything else you can do.” Except drive a tractor, lift anything heaver than sixty pounds, or a full pull-up, but I wasn't about to admit any of those things.

“You can’t pee standing up.” I could tell he was proud of himself.

“I can… It might get pee all over my leg, but I can do it. What else you got?” There was no way I was going to loose the fight.

Colby paused and I could almost hear him weighing his options. He could start listing off real things that I couldn't do, but I might react unfavorably and set out to prove that I could. And we both knew that wouldn't be pretty. “… I guess that’s it.”

"That's what I thought." I smiled, feeling like I had won the debate of the century.

Thank God he decided not to challenge me.

I wouldn't want to have to show him up.