Why can't men find things?

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Originally Posted by B-wavy

seriously thank you Bwavy for helping me find her i hope shes still around to answer her PM.
Originally Posted by OBB
You're welcome, OBB!
Because they know we'll find things for them?

Seriously though, I have found the same to be true. They don't pick up or move anything when they look - just stand there with a cabinet open yelling 'I don't see it, are you sure it's here?'
Originally Posted by rileyb
Seriously. My husband will absolutely HAVE to have something RIGHT NOW can never find it, even when I tell him exactly where it is.

Him: I can't find this completely random object that I haven't even thought about in over a year. Do you know where it is?

Me: Did you look in the laundry room, on top of the dresser? I saw it mixed in with the other random stuff that you simply had to have but only used once.

Him: Yes. It's not there. I looked everywhere.

Me: did you look under your collection of identical motorcycle t-shirts and baseball caps?

Him: Yes. Did you take it?

I then go into the laundry room, lift up one sock and find whatever it is he wants. Every. Single. Time. This has been going on continually for 11 years. About three years ago, I started heading him off at the pass by answering his first question with, "Oh, I wonder if it was in that big bag of your stuff that I gave to the Goodwill."
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When are women going to face the fact that they donít know their own bodies as well as men who have heard things?

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I wonder if women have better photographic memories? The "see" what the are looking for whereas men will know it when they see it, but they see 20 socks or pantry items or whatever.
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I wonder if women have better photographic memories? The "see" what the are looking for whereas men will know it when they see it, but they see 20 socks or pantry items or whatever.
Originally Posted by Spider
Can't be, at least not for my husband. He has great photographic memory and remembers things by picturing where he was/what he saw when whatever it was was happening.
You have a keeper there LA!

I live in a house of men, things are routinely found by a quick 'mum look' when all their attempts have failed. I don't understand how they just don't see things.
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My husband likes to ask where something is and them tell me no, that's not where it would be.
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My dad says women have radar in their uteruses.
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I love this thread SO MUCH.

It speaks to me and my home life. A LOT.




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Does this have anything to do with why he'll say, what's a xxx? Or who is yyy? Or where is zzz? When he's sitting right in front of a computer fully equipped with googling capabilities?
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My dad says women have radar in their uteruses.
Originally Posted by Jess the Mess
That is what I always say. Roseanne Barr had a comedy routine about this and she said that. The whole routine was hysterical. I have added to say was a GPS system too!!
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I swear B will stand in front of the frig- not move a thing or try to look around and ask where something is. Look dammit. Look!
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One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
Ha, i thought my husband was the only one! He will call me at work if he is home to ask me where something is...and it will be exactly where it should be! It is so aggravating!yesterday he couldn't find the pancake mix...same place in the cabinet... but somehow, he couldn't see it! Uggh
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You have a keeper there LA!

I live in a house of men, things are routinely found by a quick 'mum look' when all their attempts have failed. I don't understand how they just don't see things.
Originally Posted by Starmie
Lol, well yes, but he still can't ever find anything.
My dad says women have radar in their uteruses.
Originally Posted by Jess the Mess
That is what I always say. Roseanne Barr had a comedy routine about this and she said that. The whole routine was hysterical. I have added to say was a GPS system too!!
Originally Posted by xcptnl
I think comedian Rita Rudner had a bit about this, too. I can't quote precisely, but it was something along the lines of:
Man: (standing in front of open refrigerator): Where's the bologna?
Woman: Have you looked behind the milk? Move the milk.
Man: But I don't want to move the milk. If I move the milk, the milk wins.

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I call this can't-find-stuff condition "Man Eyes".

It seems men can only find something if it's within 6 inches of where they are looking. My husband can't find anything in the fridge if it's not within the first 6 inches of the front of the shelf. His eyes don't extend past that, so if you want to hide something, just put it on the back of the shelf.

It's probably not a coincidence that the length of the average male penis is...6 inches...
It's probably not a coincidence that the length of the average male penis is...6 inches...
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
My husband jokes that the reason women make bad carpenters is because all their lives they been told that this (holds hands out about six inches) is twelve inches.

Anyway, I've read several articles to explain why men can't find things and they all point to the fact that early men were hunters and they are designed to look out over vast areas for the hunt, like across the horizon. Women being gatherers are much better at looking at things closely.

My husband can't find anything either so I'm no help there.

I was born to be a pessimist. My blood type is B Negative.
I'm constantly telling B to move stuff around and he'll find it.
High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

I call this can't-find-stuff condition "Man Eyes".

It seems men can only find something if it's within 6 inches of where they are looking. My husband can't find anything in the fridge if it's not within the first 6 inches of the front of the shelf. His eyes don't extend past that, so if you want to hide something, just put it on the back of the shelf.

It's probably not a coincidence that the length of the average male penis is...6 inches...
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves

welp that would explain why most asian men wear glasses
These are all conversations I have had with my dad within the pass few months. they are all true and i have witnesses.

conversation 1 with my dad

dad: (as he comes into house after work) have you send my lottery ticket. I cant't fiond it and I just bought it.
me: (without looking up from whatever I'm doin) like just bought as in, right before you came home tonight and this is the first i have seen you today and i should have no idea where it is?
dad: yeah
me: check your pocket
dad: it's not there!
me:check the other pocket
dad: its not there! why would it... oh i found it. thanks!


Conversation #2

dad: (dad looking for something)
me:what are you looking for?
dad: my phone
me: check upstairs
dad:its not there.
me: (call his phone, phone rings)
dad: (runs upstairs to get phone) I found it!! hey when did you call me.

conversation 3

dad:which way do i go. i dont know this area?
me: left
dad: thats not right.
me: left
dad: no i think right. if i go left it will be in the wrong direction. (turns right. after 20 mins. realize he went in the wrong direction.) i think we lost. I hate living here! I'm moving back to baltimore!
me: good luck!
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How strange. All my brother's are the finders in their relationships. I think they get that trait from my father, who remember exactly where he put everything and knows if you breath on his tools. I'm the same way. My mom, however...loses EVERYTHING!
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