It was recently discovered that men have the ability to time travel. Now, this may be good news for some, but usually it plays out in situations filled with stress and frustration.
My kids were playing with paint and glue the other day at the kitchen table doing some sort of craft project for school. As was likely to happen, the glue got spilled on the table itself because newspapers and paper towels were not placed down (even though I’ve told them a hundred times…). As I walked into the room and saw the glue starting to eat away the finish I moved quickly through time. I watched myself taking half a day on some future Saturday loading the table into the truck and taking it to the guy to get an estimate to have it refinished. I watch my reaction as he told me it was going to be $750. I saw myself standing at the bank wondering how the balance in our checking account keeps getting smaller and smaller. I watched the table coming home all shiny and new and as it is being brought in through the front door it gets a ding right in the very middle of the brand new finish. I watched all this play out within a matter of seconds. No wonder a little glue can create such a strong reaction in us men. When we can see all of that time and cost and energy being spent we tend to overreact.
Please be patient with us men. When you’re living in alternate time continuums it takes a lot to find out focus again and see things for how they really are.