True stories with a twist!

“Hey, Ron,” comes the plaintive voice from the kitchen. “Where do your keep the ketchup?”

“In the refrigerator,” I shout from my office, where I am busily engaged in writing a new post for my blog.

“I don’t see it,” he complains.

“It’s on the second shelf, left side,” I direct.

“It’s not here!” he insists.

“Alright; I’ll be right there,” I say with a hint of annoyance in my voice.

I get up from the computer, walk out of my office, trek through the hall down to the kitchen, open the refrigerator door, look inside and in two seconds, hand him the bottle of ketchup.

“Oh,” he says. “You didn’t tell me you hid it behind the milk.”

Do men have congenital deformities that prevent them from finding anything? Is there a genetic determinant causing them to dismiss the concept of looking behind something to find what they seek?

This scene must replay in homes across the globe; I am convinced that it is universal.

Am I right? Do you agree? Please respond to this post and tell me if my allegation is true in your home.

Comments on: "IT’S IN FRONT OF YOUR NOSE" (41)

  1. It is in our genes, which scientists discovered when they mapped the human genome. If I remember correctly, it’s called the “if it were a snake it would have bitten me” gene.

  2. Although I generally don’t admit to anything containing the word “genital” I will confess I was born with “congenital deformities.” Dating from earliest remembrances I have never been able to find anything in the refrigerator.

    Unfortunately the comment section does allow one to post audio, or otherwise you could hear my wife yelling that you are her soul mate. πŸ™‚

    I hope I can count on your financial pledge in helping billions of men throughout the world overcome this devastating affliction. I, er we, take credit cards.

    πŸ™‚

    Great post…even if it does reveal an ugly male truth.

    Be encouraged!

    • I am so encouraged that I am planning to take my new invention public. It is a refrigerated wall unit 8 feet long and only 16 inches deep. Items can be stored only the depth of one bottle or jar. Nothing in front of something else. NOW do you think you could find something in the refrigerator?

  3. Oh… I remember reading this via my phone email Ronnie and.. YES its UNIVERSAL.. Lol πŸ˜‰

  4. Ronnie. I found you again and caught up on your blog posts. This was cracked me up because it is so true and so universal. I actually think “the boys” know exactly what they are doing when they seemingly can’t “find things.” They want us to do it for them (all men are only two steps away from their mother in their psyche) so if they keep frustrating us to death with their inability to find things, they know that a woman’s efficiency will take over and just do it ourselves. It’s trap, I tell you! πŸ™‚

  5. Just a note–it isn’t only husbands–it is also sons and probably son-in-laws….cleaned out my fridge today and my son didn’t even know half of this stuff was hidden in there!!!

  6. Food Stories said:

    Universal issue, definitely πŸ™‚

  7. It IS universal, I’m pretty sure. Might be in our brain chemistries, so I try not to be too annoyed, but it is aggravating at times when our work is important and yet we are distracted this way.

  8. I believe comedianne Roseann Barr once “joked” about the women’s uterus being a homing device for finding objects. You’ve captured this moment well, Ronnie.

  9. yes yes yes, that’s totally my husband!! They act retarded to get you to do everything πŸ™‚

  10. This is so true. If only I could invent some type of GPS to locate items in the refrigerator, pantry or the closet, I’d be a rich woman.

  11. This is absolutely true in my home! I have 4 men – can’t look worth a damn! Plus husband loses EVERYTHING! But I’m the one that finds things, even though I don’t have the best eyesight! *sigh*

  12. Hee hee, so funny! I can totally relate. But, although I hate to admit it, hubby often helps me locate my keys, that constantly go missing.

  13. At least your male bloggers located your comment section! πŸ™‚ Funny post, and funny comments!

  14. Gail Fishman Gerwin said:

    The best anniversary card I ever found and immediately bought (yes, at today’s prices for cards before I discovered Trader Joe’s 99-cent bargains) showed a husband bent over, peering into the refrigerator. On every shelf, all you could see were packages labeled “butter.” Nothing else there, no tall milk cartons, no containers filled with leftovers. The husband says, “Honey, where’s the butter?” Case closed.

  15. I’m lucky if I can find the refrigerator.

  16. Hiding things from your loved one is a very unpleasant trait:)

  17. totally true….I was told it was because they do not have a uterus !!!!! Apparently that is our tracking device. Who knows, I tend to think it is a learned behavior. Somehow they find things when we’re not home. Another gender mystery….

  18. Haha, very true, Ronnie! Like they absolutely hate asking for directions! πŸ™‚

  19. Hi,
    I will also confirm this is fact. I think it is definitely part of their DNA. πŸ˜€

  20. andydbrown said:

    Yes, I think you’re right – it is universal. Wives across the globe refuse to give husbands EXACT details about where to find cartons of milk and other essential items! Your allegation, ma’am, is 100% true! πŸ˜‰

  21. It is indeed true, and the condition is even more acute in teenage boys. Glad I am not alone in my frustration with this disorder. πŸ™‚

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