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Posted: 4/5/2006 9:01:07 PM EST
Because the guys have their own thread. What do you all consider to be the things that a woman should know how to do? Me:
car maintance(note: I didn't say basic)
raising kids
household repair(I was seriously considering reroofing my house myself)
some other stuff that I'm not sure is Coc compliant
cooking a damn good meal
being able to be self defensive
doing it all in a skirt(now that's talent!)

What do you all think?


Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:05:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:10:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By txwxgirl:
Because the guys have their own thread. What do you all consider to be the things that a woman should know how to do? Me:
car maintance(note: I didn't say basic)
raising kids
household repair(I was seriously considering reroofing my house myself)
some other stuff that I'm not sure is Coc compliant
cooking a damn good meal
being able to be self defensive
doing it all in a skirt(now that's talent!)

What do you all think?





Big plus for me because I don't know anything about cars, AND I don't care!
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:33:27 PM EST
Hmmmm....

All women should know how to:


If that's not possible, then you should be able to:


Or if all else fails revert to:




<mrs. swingset already hit me on the back of the head for this post.>

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 2:28:47 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 2:30:31 AM EST by PlaymoreMinds]

Originally Posted By swingset:


<mrs. swingset already hit me on the back of the head for this post.>




Not NEARLY hard enough, that I'll tell you.

In some ways, I'd say specialization still has its place amongst we bi-peds. I still know women who don't drive. When my cousin's hubby died suddenly, she was fortunate to learn the metro in her city...and fortunate that she doesn't live/work where public T is unavailable. My mom did not learn to drive until 1972 (she was 38 years old!!!!)I also know a woman who when her husband died, had no idea where the money was (banks/account numbers....).

The reason that all seems so shocking right now is because 30 years ago, women were encouraged to get their own credit and bank accounts. I remember the commercials. So yeah...we women DO need to know how to take care of ourselves even if we're happily married.
I can still survive and raise my kids alone if my hubby passes on. I have skills other than my mad cooking/cleaning skills. And I think the reason we females HAVE those skills is because someone recognized some time ago that depending upon another for survival is NOT a wise thing to do.

OH! And every woman should be able to gracefully step out of a low vehicle in a short skirt and heels.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 2:59:34 AM EST

Originally Posted By swingset:
Hmmmm....

All women should know how to:
users.rcn.com/rhughes.enteract/The%20Orniphile/tree_swallow.jpg

If that's not possible, then you should be able to:
1001herbs.com/low-carb/pics/grapespread.jpg

Or if all else fails revert to:
www.onlineathens.com/images/092900/cooking1.jpg



<mrs. swingset already hit me on the back of the head for this post.>




Can I get a "+1" on this?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 3:03:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By txwxgirl:
Because the guys have their own thread. What do you all consider to be the things that a woman should know how to do? Me:
car maintance(note: I didn't say basic)
raising kids
household repair(I was seriously considering reroofing my house myself)
some other stuff that I'm not sure is Coc compliant
cooking a damn good meal
being able to be self defensive
doing it all in a skirt(now that's talent!)

What do you all think?





Please elaborate on the comment highlighted above!
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:27:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By MrsGloftoe:
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.

Specialization is for insects.

-Robert A. Heinlein



I love that quote!



Change a tire.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:42:16 AM EST
relax
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:57:01 AM EST
I do most of my own basic car maintanence. I can run a lawnmower and most power tools. I can parallel park, and I can back into parking spots, and I used to even do those things in a semi with a 53 foot trailer. I get as much firearms and self defense training as I can and don't depend on someone else to "protect" me. I'm a damn good cook and take good care of the house. I look good in a skirt, but don't care to wear them. And the part about being able to step out of a vehicle in a short skirt and heels, well...I can't claim to be graceful or coordinated.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:49:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By Ginger:

Originally Posted By MrsGloftoe:
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.

Specialization is for insects.

-Robert A. Heinlein



I love that quote!



Change a tire.



Like the quote too... Hope the guy isn't a creep

Control her temper.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 8:40:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 8:41:51 AM EST by pattymcn]
A woman needs to in no particular order:

Know how to seek and follow directions
How to Organize her time, her home and her family
How to make and keep a budget
How to plan a healthy meal
How to cook
Know when to listen and when to speak
Be able to talk with authority and give directions
How to be self sufficient when need be and how to be dependent but dependable when need be too.
How to dress appropriately for the occasion
How to shoot from the hip [metaphorically speaking]
Under stand her own limitations and how to compensate for these
Appreciate and respect others for who they are, understanding their limitations and gifts
Understand that not everyone is as critical as she is
How to be forgiving
How to protect herself and her children

Lastly my Grandmother always said a lady needs to know how to make at least 7 different dishes of potatoes.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:11:20 AM EST
Every woman needs to know how to.....

make me a sammich and bring me a beer!

Just kidding. I am surprised none of the other guys have
posted it yet. I couldn't resist.

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:23:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By txwxgirl:
Because the guys have their own thread. What do you all consider to be the things that a woman should know how to do? Me:
car maintance(note: I didn't say basic)
raising kids
household repair(I was seriously considering reroofing my house myself)
some other stuff that I'm not sure is Coc compliant
cooking a damn good meal
being able to be self defensive
doing it all in a skirt(now that's talent!)

What do you all think?





So every woman should aspire to be a Scottish man?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 11:37:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By txwxgirl:
Because the guys have their own thread. What do you all consider to be the things that a woman should know how to do? Me:
car maintance(note: I didn't say basic)
raising kids
household repair(I was seriously considering reroofing my house myself)
some other stuff that I'm not sure is Coc compliant
cooking a damn good meal
being able to be self defensive
doing it all in a skirt(now that's talent!)[

What do you all think?





+1 but being able to do it in heels as well!

And be able to support themselves financially.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 11:44:32 AM EST
umm, on second thought, I better not answer in here....



TXL
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 12:27:31 PM EST
Stopped this thread in it's tracks I did.


TXL
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 12:58:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By swingset:
Hmmmm....

All women should know how to:
users.rcn.com/rhughes.enteract/The%20Orniphile/tree_swallow.jpg

If that's not possible, then you should be able to:
1001herbs.com/low-carb/pics/grapespread.jpg

Or if all else fails revert to:
www.onlineathens.com/images/092900/cooking1.jpg



<mrs. swingset already hit me on the back of the head for this post.>



Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:45:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By TxLewis:
Stopped this thread in it's tracks I did.


TXL

\
No you didn't. Thibbt!
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:49:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 11:25:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By pattymcn:
A woman needs to in no particular order:

Know how to seek and follow directions
How to Organize her time, her home and her family
How to make and keep a budget
How to plan a healthy meal
How to cook
Know when to listen and when to speak
Be able to talk with authority and give directions
How to be self sufficient when need be and how to be dependent but dependable when need be too.
How to dress appropriately for the occasion
How to shoot from the hip [metaphorically speaking]
Under stand her own limitations and how to compensate for these
Appreciate and respect others for who they are, understanding their limitations and gifts
Understand that not everyone is as critical as she is
How to be forgiving
How to protect herself and her children

Lastly my Grandmother always said a lady needs to know how to make at least 7 different dishes of potatoes.


That could go for either sex, but wise words indeed.


Link Posted: 4/7/2006 2:33:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By pattymcn:
A woman needs to in no particular order:

Know how to seek and follow directions
How to Organize her time, her home and her family
How to make and keep a budget
How to plan a healthy meal
How to cook
Know when to listen and when to speak
Be able to talk with authority and give directions
How to be self sufficient when need be and how to be dependent but dependable when need be too.
How to dress appropriately for the occasion
How to shoot from the hip [metaphorically speaking]
Under stand her own limitations and how to compensate for these
Appreciate and respect others for who they are, understanding their limitations and gifts
Understand that not everyone is as critical as she is
How to be forgiving
How to protect herself and her children

Lastly my Grandmother always said a lady needs to know how to make at least 7 different dishes of potatoes.


I have some work to do I rate about 7 of 16......... I might be able to swing the 7 potato dishes though, any extra credit?

Link Posted: 4/12/2006 3:44:22 PM EST
I think every girl should know how 2 do EVERYTHING every guy know how 2do AND vise versa........eer...except for that tampoon thingie. One girlfriend use to lite her string on fire as if she was a firecracker Another redhead!
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:03:14 PM EST
Every woman needs to know how to load magazines.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 2:05:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By ElCamino:
Every woman needs to know how to load magazines.



I CAN...sort of, but it hurts my fingers.

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