Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Men Time vs. Women Time
It had been a while since I corresponded with Mr. Salsa. Just yesterday, though, he sent a run-on sentence via email. He closed with, “In the men time take care.”
This provoked deep thought. Men time ? Must’ve been a typo, right? Because men time is time that may never happen. Like when men say “I’ll mow the lawn later” or “Sorry, I’ll make it up to you some time” or “I’m going to take you on a romantic getaway when the time’s right.”
In contrast, women time happens all the time and beyond time. Like when women say “Dear, I’m a little moody right now” or “Give me a moment to explain why you shouldn’t have done that” or “It’s time for chocolate.”
So, yeah, I think it was a typo. He probably meant “women” and not “men time.” He likely wants me to take care to a never-ending extent.
This in mind, I sent a brief, cheery response. "I'm doing fine. It's good to hear from you..."
Mr. Salsa replied with another run-on sentence and apology, “EXCUSE AL THE TYYPOS ON MY PREVIOUS MESSAGE.”
That confirmed it. It was a ty(y)po. He meant “women time.”
Yet I’m left wondering who Al is, and why Al sent that email -with tyypos- on Mr. Salsa’s behalf. In time (men time), I may never know.