ManFAQ Friday: Outta here!

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:   Why is it that you’re always on travel somewhere when the kids get ill, break an arm, or we have a flash flood that closes school?  How do you know in advance to leave for those inconvenient times?  

Answer:   No no, that’s just silly.  We couldn’t possibly have sixth sense that tells us to book that trip for the time when little Sweetheart will spike 104.8 fever, while the power is blinking during the hurricane and the dog is throwing up and fish died yesterday and the damn washing machine started leaking.  Nope.   

Yeah, OK, we do.  It’s tied to our ability to sense when it’s not going to be a good week for Hey Hey, if you get my drift.  After a while we can just look at the calendar and say, yep, about 11 weeks from now will be a good time to attend that conference.  In Vegas.  (Unless you live in Vegas, in which case his conference is in Hawaii.)

We don’t mean to do it.  It really does “just work out that way” sometimes.  And don’t think we don’t feel badly about it!  Take the following example:  “Hey, glad I could reach you out there!  Our 9-yr-old daughter just crashed her bike down the hill and broke both arms; the Dr says she’ll be in casts for weeks.”   His response:  “Really?  Hey, we’re drinkin’ out here!” 

But he really did feel bad about it.  You know, when he got home. 

Now you know. Please, feel free to comment! Also, forward any questions you’d like answered to BUMD – at –!

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