Ok, Ladies and Gents, I have a question….

Do you know what “Nothing” is?

Have you ever asked a man what he is thinking, and did he say ”Nothing,” or maybe, “I don’t know”? Where do men go in their heads when they are gazing off into space?

I’ve worked closely with men all of my life and quite often considered myself just “one of the boys.” I always thought I knew how men thought and had a handle on their inner workings but this whole “thinking of nothing” thing, has me thinking…

As a person whose mind never shuts up (and I’m not kidding here), I find it impossible to believe men can just shut off their brain! Is it other women they are thinking about and won’t admit it? Could it possibly be a weird fantasy they are embarrassed to share?

I watched a morning talk show recently where a doctor was speaking about sex and relationships. He said that men, on average, have 11 (yes 11) erections a day! This leads me to wonder what goes on in men’s underwear that we aren’t seeing. Tight briefs can hide a lot of, for lack of a better word, “sins” you know! So could the men we know who are thinking of “Nothing,” be thinking of something and we aren’t seeing the evidence?

Maybe I’m way off here with the sex theory. It could be that 10 of those erections that the average man has a day, are during the night (its too bad our bedrooms aren’t zoned as campgrounds or we could charge for all of those tents!). So could it be sports, music, or maybe trucks they are thinking about? If so, why don’t they share that information with us when we ask? My eyes may glaze over and I may start to daydream a little myself (they aren’t the only ones that can hide the evidence), but at least I’d know what they’re thinking!

Well, as a person who has been told by many men that I “over” think everything; I think that men need to re-think not telling us what they’re thinking about!

That’s what I think!


Darlene Ruhs

Windsor, Canada

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I hope any men that may read this don’t take offense, it was not written to insult but to tease and give someone a giggle! I came up with the idea of writing this after Scott, once again, said he was thinking of “Nothing.” My Mom has told me that Dad says the same thing, as have a couple of other friends of mine.


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