ManFAQ Friday: The Measure of a Man

It’s Friday, and that means answer time! For those of you who have commented with questions from previous ManFAQs, thank you. I’m adding yours to the list of questions women have asked about men over the years, and I will answer them all in turn – to continue to demystify the more malodorous gender for those of the gentler. Actual questions, posed by real women, and answered by a REAL man. What could go wrong?

Question:   What kind of measuring tape/ruler are you using anyway?  Is there a special ‘guy edition’ that I don’t know about?

Answer:   Yes, of course there is.  As a society, we’re still dealing with units of measurement originally based on human feet, and we still measure some things in hands.  Is it any wonder that most guys have “issues” with being able to accurately represent lengths between 4 and 6 inches?  

The best thing the metric system has going for it is that everything sounds more impressive in centimeters.   Suddenly a paltry 4 can be described in double digits!   No wonder the French were early adopters. 

Now you know.  Please, feel free to comment with any questions you’d like answered!

2 Responses to “ManFAQ Friday: The Measure of a Man”

  1. I believe it was the famous French philosopher Roseanne Barre who said

    “Men read maps better than women because only men can understand the concept of an inch equaling a hundred miles.”

  2. For an embarrassingly measurable three or four seconds, I was trying to place that “Barr-ay” guy…

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