Friday, February 6, 2009

Just for Fun - The Point System

I've posted this once before, but because we're only days away from Valentine's Day...I thought what better time to share it again. God bless our sweet hubbies, trying to love us all through the month -- the good days, the in-between-days, and the days we're far from precious. In the interest of further "equipping" the men we love, I wanted to pass along the message below, sent to me by a friend. My hubby and I read it together and nearly laughed ourselves silly. Hope it brings a smile or even better, a belly laugh to your Friday!

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For thousands of years, men have tried to understand the rules when dealing with women. Finally, this merit/demerit guide will help them understand just how it works. Remember, in the world of women, one single rule applies: Make the Woman Happy. Do something she likes, and you get points. Do something she dislikes and points are subtracted. It's important to note: You don't get any points for doing something she expects. Sorry, that's the way the game is played. Here is a guide to the points system:

You make the bed (+1)
You make the bed, but forget to add the decorative pillows (-1)
You throw the bedspread over rumpled sheets (-2)
You leave the toilet seat up (-5)
You replace the toilet paper roll when it is empty (0)
When the toilet paper roll is barren, you resort to Kleenex (-1)
When the Kleenex runs out you use the next bathroom (-2)
You go out to buy her extra light panty liners with wings (+5)
in the snow (+8)
but return with something else like snack food (-5)
and no liners (-25)
You check out a suspicious noise at night (+2)
You check out a suspicious noise and it is nothing (0)
You check out a suspicious noise and it is something (+5)
You pummel it with a six iron (+10)
It's the family pet (-40)

You remember her birthday (0)
You buy a card and flowers (0)
You take her out to dinner (0)
You take her out to dinner and it's not a sports bar (+1)
You take her out to dinner and it is a sports bar (-2)
And it's "all-you-can-eat wings" night (-3)
And your face is painted the colors of your favorite team (-10)

You take her to a movie (+2)
You take her to a movie she likes (+4)
You take her to a movie you hate (+6)
You take her to a movie you like (-2)
It's called Death Cop III (-3)
Which features Cyborgs that eat humans (-9)
You lied and said it was a foreign film about orphans (-15)

When she wants to talk about a problem:You listen, displaying a concerned expression (0)
You listen, for over 30 minutes (+5)
You relate to her problem and share a similar experience (+50)
Your mind wanders to sports and you suddenly hear her saying "well, what do you think I should do?" (-100)
You have fallen asleep (-200)

You talk (-100)
You don't talk (-150)
You spend time with her (-200)
You don't spend time with her (-500)

I don't know about you, but this makes me want to go hug my hubby!


Laurie Ann said...

Too funny! Our poor guys. Luckily we don't use the point system, huh? Steve would *so* be in the doghouse...and not have a clue why. (-40) Bwahahahah!

Amydeanne said...

that is histaricul! i need to send that to my hubby! lol

Judy said...

I cannot wait to share this with my husband. I never read it before. It is chocked full with fun facts. Our poor is amazing that they have survived so many years with us. That was a perfect piece to share with everyone today.

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Julie said...

That was the funniest list... I loved it.

I laughed out loud at the "You relate to her problem and share a similar experience" a (+50) and "your mind wanders to sports and you suddenly hear her saying, "well, what do you think I should do" (-100) AND my all time favorite which I have experienced too many times to count... "You have fallen asleep (-200).

I don't think my husband knows of those.... Maybe you could tell him, cause I think his ears would prick up if someone other than me said it. lol

Regardless this was funny... and some true... lol

Hey I got the most amazing package in the mail yesterday..... I LOVED IT! You are such a sweet blessing to my heart.

Love & Hugs,

ktwalden said...

That is so cute!! Thanks for sharing...

Becky said...

That was a hoot, Tracy! I especially enjoyed the one You lied and said it was a foreign film about orphans (-15)


LauraLee Shaw said...

This is cute and clever. So glad you posted it!

Melanie said...

This is funny! I need to pass this along to my hubby. ;)

Have a great weekend, Tracy!

Joyful said...

Tracy, this is hilarious!!!! Our poor husbands. They just can't win!

Well, you know what they say, it's the thought that counts. Whoever said that wasn't the one who wrote this point system!

Have a great weekend!

Alexis said...

I shared this with my guy... he need to know he's not alone. LOL!!

Alexis said...

Just for the record, he noticed my TYPO in the above comment! There's a point system for that too.

Noticing typos (-10)
Pointing them out (-20)
LAUGHING about it!! (-50)

12-arrows said...

Oh my goodness did I get a good laugh out of that quiz. Especially the last section! How hilarious and I have to say that my poor husband has had his fair share of "its that time of the month"!

alihsee said...

Hehe... they do put up with so much, don't they?! :) But, I have to say, I'm pretty blessed with a wonderful, thoughtful husband! :) Have a lovely week, Tracey!

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Wow...looks like more men better be running out in the snow to buy panty liners with of the highest points. Well, relating to a problem with similar experience is the highest positive point but when does that really ever happen. Men don't have similar experiences as women...we are two different breeds indeed. And that good...we balance each other.