Thursday, June 19, 2008


"Can you believe a grown woman can't make iced tea?"
"Excuse me?"
"Betty just asked me how to make a cup of iced tea. She didn't know how to do it."
"Oh dear."
"I know! I just put the hot water in the cup, let it steep, then added ice. I can't believe some people have gotten this point in their lives without knowing how to make iced tea."
"No, I mean 'oh dear' for you."
"What do you mean?"
"You have PGS."
"What's PGS?"
"Pretty Girl Syndrome."
"But I'm not a pretty girl."
"No, but pretty girls can get you to do something for them by pretending to be stupid."
"I don't follow you."
"Say I'm a pretty girl and I want a cup of iced tea. I can either go do it for myself or go to YOU and ask you how to make a cup of iced tea because I'm just so pretty and stupid and helpless that I can't do it for myself."
"Get outta here!"
"PGS afflicts about 98% of the male population. It is a very serious condition."
"How are you so sure I'm the one with PGS? Maybe Betty is just stupid."
"Ok, Mr. Hotshot, answer this question - Who made the cup of iced tea? You or her?"


heather said...

pgs seems to affect nerds and geeks at an alarming rate. southern boys with overbearing mamas tend to suffer this as well.

best know cure to date?

walk up to random pretty girls and loudly demand that they do it themselves.

M. Robert Turnage said...


My wife has a zero tolerance policy with useless women. She can smell someone trying to manipulate me from a mile away.

heather said...

now now robert, be nice.
they're not completely useless. they add to the scenery and give us something legitimate to gripe about.

NoRegrets said...

Ah, but MrT, can YOU?

I've learned something new today. And will try it.

Actually, come to think of it, I have tried it. But then I get pissed off that people don't think I can do it.

Tera said...

Ha! Yeah! What NoR asked?!?!?!

This post (other than the reveal I posted ;-) truly was a great way to end my day today.

P.S. You better have a limerick ready when you go over there!

Gyuss Baaltar said...

I must confess, I've had or made a glass of ice tea. So I'm kinda ignorant on how it's made myself.

dmarks said...

Getting the Snapple bottle out of the fridge is easy.