The soldier and I were talking about some scantily clad girl who showed up in one of his classes one day.
“If you were in there you’d have gone nuts,” he said.
“If you were staring at her, you’re right. But so what? How about I’m with you and some guy comes in and my eyes drift off you and I openly stare at his crotch? You know. I just stare right at it?”
“Well I’d be pissed off. I’d do the same thing I did when you danced with that guy when we were kids. I’d do something, that’s for sure.”
“Well there you go. I think men are way more fragile than women when it comes to this. If a woman on a date with a man stares at another man’s crotch, the man she is with is going to have a hard time recovering from it because they have no conditioning the way women do. Women hold men together all the time.”
“May be some truth to that,” he said.
Do you agree? Who has the fragile ego? Men or women?
pictured – Venus and Mars by Sidney Harold Meteyard. Oil on canvas