Of course, we all know the “differences” between men and women. Men carry a wallet and women carry a purse. Right? Okay, I’m just kidding!
Last week, however, I came across another way that men and women are different.
My husband had a doctor’s appointment and I went along as they were going to discuss a possible surgery. One of the first things they do to you when they call you back (after they make you fill out a notebook of medical history) is to make you get on a scale…out in the hallway where everyone can see.
My husband, who is quite overweight, just walks right up to the scale and steps on. I immediately began to laugh. And when I told the nurse what I thought was so funny, she agreed and began to laugh as well. My husband just stood there dumbfounded. He didn’t get it.
You see, when I prepare to step on a scale, wherever I am, I’ll do everything except strip naked (I save that for home). At the doctor’s office, women put down the purse, take off our shoes, our sweater, jacket, pull our phone out of our pocket. We’ll even pee first if possible.
After talking with the nurse, she says some will start making excuses such as “I just ate lunch” or “It’s that time of the month.”
Why is it that women stress so much about a number on the scale? What about you, when you go to the doctor, do you strip as light as possible?
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Regular Contributor Bernice Wood is a mother of 4 young adult kids, plus Nana to 7 grandchildren. After a major life change summer 2010, she began blogging to journal her personal struggles and transition. To help others avoid the pitfalls of stress and burnout and learn to live a more healthy life, she recently launched her new blog at Living the Balanced Life. [/author_info][/author]