Jude Hardin

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Profound Cerebral Question #5

Why are men so utterly pathetic at wrapping presents?


Blogger spyscribbler said...

Because, subconsciously, they know if they do it badly enough, they won't have to do it. I'm pretty sure that's my husband's MO, lol!

8:37 PM  
Blogger Jude Hardin said...


I wonder if that same priciple might work with other chores. Mowing the grass, for example. Hmmm...

9:58 PM  
Blogger Stephen Parrish said...

I'm afraid Spy has it right. That's why we burn everything we cook. Why when we clean the basement nobody can find anything. Why when we fix the roof it leaks even more.

Now you've gone and done it: divulged one of the best kept secrets of the Married Male Brotherhood. Just for that, we're going to change our secret handshake and not tell you, you Philistine.

3:24 AM  
Blogger Jude Hardin said...


Ha! FYI, I got blackballed from that club a long time ago.

4:34 AM  
Blogger Erica Orloff said...

Spy nailed it.

Then again, I suck at wrapping, too.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Jude Hardin said...


I really think it might have something to do with spatial reasoning ability. I can get lost in a subdivision, and I remember you saying you're not good with directions either...

I would actually like to be better at it. I refuse to wait in line and pay exorbitant prices for gift wrapping, so all my presents look like the handiwork of a chimpanzee.

10:04 AM  
Blogger Stephen Parrish said...

This is the only way I know how to do it.

11:28 AM  
Blogger Davin C. Goodwin said...

Well, not all men......

I wrap pretty darn good. I also do the bulk of the cooking, I help clean the kitchen and bathrooms, and I vacum on a regular basis (we split tjis - I do it every other time its needed).

Plus, I do about 50% of the grocery shopping.

I would do laundry, but apparently I don't do it correctly. I do help with the folding, though.

I remind my wife on a regular basis how good she has it and what a lucky woman she is.

She says my constant reminding is a small price to pay on her end....

2:11 PM  
Blogger Jude Hardin said...


Thanks. She makes it look so easy.

3:37 PM  
Blogger Jude Hardin said...


Shhh. Your Married Male Brotherhood membership is at jeopardy.

3:41 PM  
Blogger lainey bancroft said...

Argh! Blogger ate my comment!

Lucky you. I kinda blathered. Imagine.

What Spy and Erica said. Except I am the reason tacky dollar store gift bags and tissue paper were invented. And it's not for lack of trying.I just...hate...wrapping...gifts!

9:06 PM  
Blogger Jude Hardin said...


I've come to the conclusion that EVERYBODY hates wrapping gifts.

How about we start a radical movement to JUST STOP WRAPPING. It's wasteful, it's a pain in the ass, and I don't see any reason to keep doing it.

Are you with me? Anybody? Everybody?

Deseamos libertad! Deseamos libertad! Non-giftwrappers unite!

9:40 PM  

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