Question of the Day

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Question of the Day
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Fri, 05-23-2003 - 8:21am
I'm reading a new book, Mr. Maybe. In the book the main character is waiting for a phone call from a guy and she presents a theory.

Most men can't multitask, meaning that if they are thinking about one thing, they can't think of another. If work is on his mind, then the last thing he will think about is calling his date from Saturday night. Or if he's parking a car, he can't carry on a conversation b/c he's concentrating on parking. Once one thing leaves their mind, they can think of another.

What do you think? Is it true?

I think it makes men seem too simple, but then again I think part of it might be true. I'd have to do some man watching to find out for sure, though.

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Fri, 05-23-2003 - 4:22pm
I don't think it's a man thing or a woman thing - just a person thing and an individual thing. I find that trying to figure out generally how men communicate or why they do what they do is a big waste of time, for me.
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Fri, 05-23-2003 - 9:46am
"Most men can't multitask, meaning that if they are thinking about one thing, they can't think of another"

Hmmm... it's less a case of "can't" and more a case of "don't want to", imho.

Give a man 6 TV screens, and he'll ask you to show 6 different angles of the football game. It's all about focusing on something so much that it enthralls you.

As for myself, when I watch a movie at home, I turned the volume up high, turn off the lights, and find a nice comfortable position on the sofa. While I watch, I try not to move around much, and I bet I don't blink a whole lot either. I just... enjoy the experience a lot more when it takes over my consciousness.