Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Men can't multitask



There was this meme floating around Facebook some time ago, you know the one where a woman gets annoyed because the man was looking into his laptop and answering her questions.  Women take offense because – Men can’t multitask.

Men apparently cannot hold a conversation when they fail to make eye contact and no the eyes were not trailing downward from the woman’s eyes they trail downward to the device on hand. The reason why men cannot hold a conversation – Men can’t multitask.

I am not sure if women checked if the responses they got from the men was correct and suitable because they are conditioned to think that men cannot give the right response because – Men can’t multitask.

I would like to think women enjoy riding pillion on bikes and the state of our roads ensures that they have an intimate ride usually. I would also like to think that these rides are interspersed with conversations or even sweet nothings. On a bike one is ahead and the other behind, one initiates dialogue the other responds one can see the back of a head the other the road ahead and it is required that the one ahead should be able to see the road ahead. Then when the man responds should the conversation not be acceptable because – men can’t multitask?

Replace a bike with a car, usually the man drives (not being sexist) and the woman engages into conversation. The man responds, he also watches the road, the rear view mirrors, landmarks, traffic lights and keeps the conversation going. Surely something is wrong here for – men can’t multitask.

Men can watch a match and keep a conversation going, can respond to a mail from office and keep a conversation going, can text someone and keep a conversation going, but it is simply not acceptable because – men can’t multitask.



3 comments:

suja jacob said...

awesome

Divia said...

Clem, lying down and watching TV, eating and answering the phone, talking and walking... yeah sure guys can multitask. Evolution is an ongoing thing, women evolved in terms of multitasking, while men are just beginning. Our job description required that, remember God created a helper for Adam.

Divia said...

Clem, lying down and watching TV, eating and answering the phone, talking and walking... yeah sure guys can multitask. Evolution is an ongoing thing, women evolved in terms of multitasking, while men are just beginning. Our job description required that, remember God created a helper for Adam.