Men And Their Jokes

by Sherry Riter in Relationship

Did you ever wonder what kind of jokes men pass along to other men?

I have one…

I didn’t hack into a man’s email…

Although it isn’t that hard to do…

And it wouldn’t have been the first time…

But that isn’t what we are talking about right now…

The joke was given to me because I’m known to truly appreciate a man’s point of view and humor…

Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl ‘Will you marry me?’
The girl said, ‘NO!’
And the guy lived happily ever after
and road motorcycles and went fishing and hunting
and played golf a lot and drank beer and scotch
and had tons of money in the bank and
left the toilet seat up and
let wind whenever he wanted.

The End

proposing couple

The first time I read this joke, I couldn’t stop laughing.

Does it or does it (yes, I meant to say that twice) really explain “men” in general?

It captures their essence – Men are so carefree, happy-go-lucky, non-worrying, one-thought-at-a-time people. Men and women are truly at opposing ends of the spectrum.

How do we ever get along? Well, we meet in the middle – pun can be intended if you get it.

Compromise requires unselfishness.

Those are the keys to a happy marriage. If both partners are unselfish and willing to compromise, there isn’t anything that can’t be conquered together.

Compromise, if not the spice of life,
is its solidity.
It is what makes nations great
and marriages happy.

Am I able to give this advice because I have a perfect marriage? Oh please! Does anyone have a perfect marriage? If you do, please email me so that I can interview you for a posting on my blog because we all need to hear what you have to say.

I can tell you I know that compromise and unselfishness is key to a successful marriage because I have read a billion books, listened to millions of married people and am now working on my second marriage. I’ve learned a few things during the last 26 years – some of it the hard way…the really hard way.

So believe me when I say, “Practice being unselfish and compromise” – Everything can’t be your way all the time. That’s so hard for us as women because we know how we want it done and why we want it done that way. We don’t want to have to explain it either. But we need to – we will be better people,

better women,

better wives,

better mothers,

better friends.

We all can get along if we stop focusing on being right and having it our way

Compromise and unselfishness go a long way.

Try not to criticize your husband’s faults.
Remember there may be these little
imperfections in him that
prevented him from choosing
a better wife.

Hmmm…that’s food for thought. How do you rate yourself with compromise and unselfishness?


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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Paula December 29, 2009 at 2:41 am

It can be very hard to be unselfish! I know when my husband would have to go to band practice I would make him feel guilty for wanting to spend time away from me or our family. I'm working on it! We're going on year 8 of being happily married.

Stopping in from SITS


2 kys December 29, 2009 at 3:05 am

I'm so much better at this now than when I was first married. It only took me 10 yrs. or so to figure it out.

I'm your newest follower.


3 PJ December 29, 2009 at 8:08 am

Hey Girl! I hadn't forgotten about your question. My blogfrog disappoeared. Did you see the Little title that said Bisits from my friends, well, there used to be a green rectangle with several bloggers pictures and Blog Titles on it. I don't know what happened to it. I searched and searched for it, and even tried to figure out a way to get it back. I was even going to put a new widget on it, because I checked on the e-mail I got from Blogfrog and when I clicked on widgets it brought up the widget with all my visitors on it. I tried to load it on to my blog, but it wouldn't go. I don't know what to do. If our weather isn't too bad tomorrow, (it's supposed to snow) I'll go over to Nessa's (she's the one who re-did my blog for me and see if she can help me get it back. Is the widget the "link" your talking about? I didn't quite understand. Otherwise, what link are you talking about? the only link I know of is my URL, and that's I hope I can get my blogfrog straightened out. I may have messed it up because the Print from my posts were covering up my followers and other things, so I tried to modify my post text by manually starting new lines of text. I don't know if that would mess anything other than I noticed that some lines had one word. Never fails. The more I work with it the worse it gets. I'm sorry for the trouble. When is your deadline. I know I joined your community, but for the life of me I don't remember any link.



4 The Redhead Riter December 29, 2009 at 9:37 am

PJ you crack me up! Go to this link for an explanation:


5 carolineAlexander December 29, 2009 at 12:25 pm

Oh, I am so glad I found your blog again. We lost our blog somehow and have been trying very hard to find our favorite reads. I found you!



6 Oh Sew Good December 29, 2009 at 12:29 pm

The very faults indeed! Beautiful post today and yes, I believe in most ways, that really does define a man. Oh to be less emotional, huh?


7 Scrappy Girl December 29, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Being married to a doctor has given me lots of practice at compromise and being unselfish.


8 Teresha@Marlie and Me December 29, 2009 at 5:35 pm

compromise is one of the cornerstones of marriage. like Tina says, what's love got to do with it?


9 jenie December 30, 2009 at 2:10 am


Sometimes all we can do is sigh "MEN!" but we need them, we want them. And so what we do is MAKE BOTH ENDS MEET -compromise. Lucky we if they are part of the compromising, haha!


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