Like peas in a pod

Dear Editor:You are right when you say you can't read minds, but like most men, you obviously are unable to think ahead and/or anticipate as most women do. (Eric Pierce's Column, 10/16/09) We see a situation and react: "Do you need help?" "Can I help?" "Let me do that for you," etc. You sound like my husband. If the trash can is full, why do I have to ask you to take it out? Are you blind? Can you see that the trash can is full? If I ask that the trash be taken out, I'm met with, "Where is it?" (You've lived in this house 30 years. It's in the same place it's always been.) Then I get, "Where do you want me to put it?" But I'm sure you get the gist. If I go to the grocery store, would it ever occur to you when I get home to help bring the groceries in? These are but a couple of examples. I wonder what the reaction would be if women decided to sit on their behinds, eat Bon Bons, watch TV and be completely oblivious to all that is going on around them. This isn't about "mind reading," it's about loving a person, anticipating their needs and being there when needed. It isn't about "mind reading." It's about thinking! - Beverly Smith, Downey

********** Published: October 30, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 28