Saturday, August 23, 2008

"The vaccum is too heavy for me :("

Recently read a little story about how a woman (let's call her May) made his husband do housework:

May's husband grew up in a male dominant culture where women are supposed to do all the housework. Because of this, May was so tired everyday as she had a full-time job PLUS all the housework at home. She tried talking to her husband about it but he just wouldn't help. Then, she came up with an idea.

One day, she told her husband that she was going to return the vacuum she bought not long ago.

"Why are you returning it? It looks like a good vacuum."

"Oh the vacuum is just too heavy for me :(" she said hopelessly.

"Come on, how heavy can that be?"

And her husband got up and showed her how light it was and vacuumed the whole sitting room easily.

"Yeah I don't have as much strength as you do. I guess you're the only one who can handle it in our home. Let's keep it then :)" she said with a smile.

After that incident, her husband vacuumed their home every week without her asking for it but she always appreciated him afterward. Later on, he agreed to do some other housework too.

I'm sure many of you heard about story like this before but few women can manage to pull this off. Men are really that easy to be manipulated sometimes and, guess what, they are happy to be manipulated this way. Well, they probably don't feel manipulated; it just satisfies their macho minds since they're able to do something useful for their wives and be appreciated.

So, when you on the verge of shouting at your boyfriend/husband next time, be a wise woman and pet his little ego :)