Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the truth is out. Men are at least 5 percentage points better than women, particularly on the higher echelons of IQ tests. Finally, I can relax! Why? Because, now I don't even need to prove myself...If this is the case, I am a good-for-nothing woman that really needs to stay at home and relax in bed, watching daytime TV and eating chocolate confident that I am incapable of contributing to the economy of the world at large. Meanwhile, my god-like man (that, incidentally, I am still looking for) will be getting the children up, holding a screaming baby under one arm whilst warming a bottle in the microwave, washing the dishes, pouring out the cereal for the older children and talking to a salesman for double glazing on the phone all at the SAME time as well as getting himself ready for work and out the door. This is fantastic.
The reality, of course, as any hard-pressed parent knows is that one poor sucker gets up and feeds children, looks for the lost homework book that a child forgot to present for signing the previous evening, pours out cereal into bowls whilst heating up baby's bottle, as well as supervising the division of packed lunches. The bottle, naturally, overheats, which means that it has to be cooling down in a mug of cold water with 5 second checks to see if it is by any chance cool enough not to burn baby's mouth off necessitating ANOTHER trip to the emergency room this week. And, then, of course, the inevitable cry from the bathroom upstairs, " Darling have you seen my.......?" Naturally, at this point, time stops. Imagine a kitchen frozen, baby's mouth open, kids mouths open, fridge open, microwave open as overworked dogsbody seeks desperately in her 5 IQ point-less mind where the offending article, normally, a pen, or razor could have got to.