WHY ARE MEN SO BAD AT REMEMBERING DATES? By Mitchell Odhiambo

We see it all over the media, a man and woman interviewed with a baby in hand then the TV host ambushes the...


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We see it all over the media, a man and woman interviewed with a baby in hand then the TV host ambushes the man with the question: So, how old is your baby?  I mean you can see it all over his face. He has no idea. He imagines a figure like 4 months then he looks to his wife for validation. The wife almost always corrects him by responding with the accurate age of their child. Unbelievable. What’s up men? I mean what happened to us in this regard?

So men, why is it that if a matter doesn’t concern our bank account, car fuel tank capacity or a sports match, then we are unlikely to remember the details? We get bashed for forgetting birthdays, anniversaries, dates and so many events women are fond of, yet we will never forget World Cup, Champions League etc.  Do you be having an explanation for this because I honestly do not. My friends there are things we must revisit.

I was once seated with a friend of mine. We were having small talk as part of a group when he got a phone call from his girl. He took the call and then lied that he was already on his way. As soon as he completed the call, he sprang up, “You guys didn’t tell me that it’s Thursday. I have a date Man, I forgot.”  Fortunately he’s a dude so the only preparation he needed was a spray of aftershave and he was good to go.

We were having a conversation with my brother when he raised an issue we both couldn’t understand. A girl once asked him “Why didn’t you wish me Happy Women’s Day” I just couldn’t believe it. What is that? Help? Anyone? The more I interrogate people for this article, the more I realize, I am in deeper trouble than I imagined. 

On that note, I will leave it at that.  Until we speak again, I am your host Mitchell Odhiambo. Welcome to a man’s world. To get a female perspective on this, please read Mercy’s views HERE

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