Tuesday, August 20, 2019

My brain is a he

In a conversation - with myself - I referred to my brain using the male pronoun. Interesting I thought.

It's true that my brain is very chauvinistic and old-fashioned, thinking a woman's place is in the home. When I wondered what I could do after cleaning and before I have to go out he said, 'Anything as long as it's useful.'
When I asked him what constituted 'useful' he replied, 'You know, cleaning, washing, ironing, that sort of stuff.'

When I pointed out that I'd already done quite a lot of cleaning today and a rest would be nice he did one of those disapproving faces.

'Does writing count as useful?' I asked.
'Hm, that's a tricky one. I'd like to say yes but really ... what do you think?'
'I think whatever you think; you are my brain after all and the bit of me that's supposed to think.'
'True, so in effect I am your boss.'
'I wouldn't say that. Sometimes I do what my heart says.'
Brain shakes himself sadly. 'Always foolish.'

I'm having difficulty doing anything very much at the moment as we have two very demanding house guests.


Chuck Pergiel said...

He brain, she brain. Heh.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You must teach your brain to be genderfluid, LOL! And what delightful house guests to have!

PipeTobacco said...

I truly understand the brain dichotomy..... mine is always telling me I need to do more, and to try to be more productive, on and on.

The kitties......very cute!!!! They look rambunctious!!! :)

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

These days you'd have to pay me to run round with a duster.

Ole Phat Stu said...

Interestingly, when we want to signify laughter, we write He He...
Whereas She She, besides being a guardian lion (in Chinese),
is Japanese for Urinate! i.e. Piss Off!

PipeTobacco appears to be infected with the protestant work ethic ;-)

Anonymous said...

Liz--You give new meaning to "trans-gender". ; )
Stu--Lol is neuter.
Cop Car