- promoting a clearer understanding of men's experience -


MENZ.org.nz Logo First visit to MENZ.org.nz? Here's our introduction page.
MENZ ISSUES

MENZ Issues: news and discussion about New Zealand men, fathers, family law, divorce, courts, protests, gender politics, and male health.

Tue 26th September 2006

Navajo Wisdom.

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 4:05 pm

For all of us who are married, were married, wish you were married,
or wish you weren’t married, this is something to smile about the next
time you open a box of chocolates:

Sally was driving home from one of her business trips in Northern
Arizona when she saw an elderly Navajo woman walking on the side of the road.

As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped the car and asked
the Navajo woman if she would like a ride.

With a silent nod of thanks, the woman got into the car. Resuming the
journey,

Sally tried in vain to make a bit of small talk with the Navajo woman. The
old woman just sat silently, looking intently at everything she saw,
studying every little detail, until she noticed a white bag on the seat
next to Sally.

“What in bag?” asked the old woman.

Sally looked down at the white bag and said, “It’s a box of chocolates. I
got it for my husband”.

The Navajo woman was silent for another moment or two. Then,
speaking with the quiet wisdom of an elder, she said:”Good trade.”

5 Responses to “Navajo Wisdom.”

  1. julie says:

    Hi Bevan,

    I do not know exactly what you are saying but a few other women and myself would like to teach you how to manipulate women.

  2. Bevan Berg says:

    It was just a joke a friend (female) sent me, but who knows, maybe it actually happened when Sally was on the way home.

  3. Darryl says:

    Whenever I am told a joke like this, I always ask the person who told me whether they would still find it funny if the word “husband” was swapped for wife (or “man” for “woman” etc).

    Anyone who says to “lighten up” is missing the point.

  4. Bevan Berg says:

    What I found amusing was the innocence of the joke. A clash of culture and language, that left the assumptions entirely to the reader. The situation is the victim of the Gender Innuendo that we have created. Does swapping the Genders really change anything.

  5. menzsteve says:

    My question is, why did the husband let a woman drive his car?

Leave a Reply

Please note that comments which do not conform with the rules of this site are likely to be removed. They should be on-topic for the page they are on. Discussions about moderation are specifically forbidden. All spam will be deleted within a few hours and blacklisted on the stopforumspam database.

Since May 2016 this site is cached. Comments will not appear immediately unless you are logged in. Please do not make multiple attempts.

« »

Powered by WordPress

Skip to toolbar