Thursday, July 12, 2007

We’ve been conditioned.
Something that women have always known.


Ivan Pavlov is famous for his bells and salivating dogs experiment. You’ve heard how he noticed that dogs salivate when they see food and decided to find out how this response occurred. He used to ring a bell just before the food arrived and after a while the dogs started to salivate when the bell rang. They had learnt to associate the sound with the arrival of food.

Well who forgot to tell him about the rest of it? The boobs that start to leak when you hear your baby cry that cry. The ‘whinge’ response when you drop everything and run to your crying child. The look that your husband gives you when you tell him to get his own slippers. You know the one – the one that tells you it is easier to do it yourself than have to argue about it. He has hard a Very Hard Day, you know!

How about the Sock Crisis? The natural response to the “Where are my socks” cry from your male child or partner has you instantly leaping to attention because otherwise you have to spend the next half hour explaining in detail where in his top drawer they are located. Then you’ll have to get them anyway because males are conditioned not to be able to see these things when they have a female around to do the job for them.

Then there is the biggie- the Mercy Sex response. It doesn’t kick in until that special tone is reached in the begging process that says that it had better be tonight or else.

Pavlov is famous only because he got to write it down first.

We had it proven beforehand.

5 comments:

pinkapple said...

Despite being a Relationship advisor I haven't heard that one before. But i didn't need to read the explanation Mercy Sex just SAYS it!
Ilove it!!!

Badthing1 said...

Hi Anne :)

I LOVED your explanation of how we are conditioned. You have a wonderful writing style. Me, I must have a bell imbedded in my brain because I salivate at the mere thought of my favorite foods. LOL

Anne said...

Haha. I love tongue-in-cheek writing. I have such fun with it. Pinkapple, it is a joy to have taught you something? Badthing, I was in line with you when the bells were embedded!

Anne said...

Haha. I love tongue-in-cheek writing. I have such fun with it. Pinkapple, it is a joy to have taught you something? Badthing, I was in line with you when the bells were embedded!

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