Men don’t come pre-programmed, and it’s up to the females of the world to get them prepared for real life. If they could follow these 15 things a guy should do before he settles down, it would make life a lot easier on the future wives of the world!
#1 – He needs to cut the apron strings
Whether those apron strings are attached to his mom or dad, his brothers, his cousins, drinking buddies or anyone else in the universe – get out the scissors. When he finds the girl of his dreams, he must now put everyone else second.
#2 – He needs to learn what the washer and dryer are for
He needs to learn who operates them and how. Clothes do not magically hop it to those machines and take care of business. Lean the proper washing methods and he will make his future wife very happy.
#3 – He needs to open a checking account
That includes how to make deposits, write checks and balance his statement monthly. It doesn’t hurt to have a savings account with a start-up nest egg either.
#4 – He needs to learn how to shop at the grocery store
Chips and frozen pizza are not food groups. He should walk through the store; learn where things are and how much they cost. Then pay for them, take them home and put them away in the proper place.
#5 – He needs to remember that beer is not the breakfast of champions
Beer is good, but it’s not everything.
#6 – He needs to learn how to cook
I’m not saying he needs to make gourmet meals, but basic foods such as steak and chicken on the grill are a good start.
#7 – He needs to learn to compromise
Life is a compromise and the sooner in life all men learn that, the better off everyone will be, especially the wives.
#8 – He needs to remember special days and dates
He should write the dates on his hand or on a calendar, whatever method works. But don’t ever forget her birthday, the day they met, the date of the first kiss, etc. Women have memories miles long and they never forget anything, the good or the bad.
#9 – He needs to learn to dress better
Torn jeans and a stained t-shirt are not proper clothing for meeting the future in-laws. Image does count in their book.
#10 – He needs to get rid of the two seater sports car
This is not a family friendly vehicle by any means. Always plan ahead.
#11 – He needs to learn the proper facial expressions
When she serves cold coffee, smile and tell her it’s great. When she is upset, he should take her side.
#12 – He needs to grow and learn daily
When he thinks he ‘got it’ – it changes. Be prepared for the ups and downs and roll with the tide.
#13 – He must realize that life, as he knew it, doesn’t exist any longer
No more hours of video games, football games, golf games, whether in real life or on TV. Share, share and share some more. Spend time, lots of time, with your wife.
#14 – He must get rid of the black book – that’s a deal breaker
Forget the old loves, those days are over. The faster he burns or gives away the black book, the faster he will get over feeling that someone cut off his right arm.
#15 – He must remember – she is always right
Don’t ever forget this: She is always right and he is almost always wrong! The sooner he learns this one simple thing, the sweeter his world will be!
So friends, this ends another fun filled look at life on the lighter side. Obviously, this was written with humor in mind, except for #15. That one is absolutely true and the most import of the 15 things a guy should do before he settles down.