Some people thought I would soon write a "more dangerous sequel" to What Women Need From Men. This is not exactly that, but somewhere on those lines. Last week I saw the much-awaited first episode of Season 2 of The Big Bang Theory. The general theme of this series revolves around four highly qualified Physicists who are total geeks and totally clueless on how to talk to women. Three of them can never talk to women without mentioning Schrödinger's Cat or the Doppler Effect, and one of them simply cannot talk to women.
Here's what I wanted to say here. Even if we women are engineers or scientists ourselves, we don't want men to behave like total geeks all the time. We like it if the men in the house are qualified enough to fix all the electronic equipment in the house whenever it needs fixing, because that saves us a lot of time and money. (In this context, you may want to revisit what I wrote about my brother in Life With A Geek.) But we do not like it if they explain to us how all that equipment works. We most certainly do not like it if they explain that sort of stuff to us just because they feel like it. Hey, we know you know all that stuff, we like the fact that you do, but that is just the kind of knowledge that we don't like you sharing with us.