Why do men have poor memory span?

Saturday November 3 2018


By Marete Wa Marete

No matter how many times I have unstrapped my woman’s bra, I still have no inkling what bra colour she prefers, and to make matters worse, I do not know the cup size she wears.

Ideally, a man is supposed to know the wife’s shoe size, dress colour and design preferences and keep tabs of her birthday.

A “caring” man in the eyes of most should go further by taking note of all the small details. Realistically however, most men will try so hard in the first year but will give up thereafter.

I, just like most other men stand guilty as accused that I do not know her bra size or colour preferences. I can also confide that the last time I remembered my own birthday was a decade ago, remembering hers is a task.

There is no adequate reason for that and she has never complained about it. In many instances that I have had to buy a pair of shoes for her, the results have always been devastating. Over the years, I cannot bring myself to remember details my woman considers important.

Worse still, I end up buying the wrong stuff. She may accept the presents out of courtesy not to offend my goodwill, but will discard it as soon as I look the other way. My take is that most men’s minds are clogged with many things appertaining to life. While the woman’s mind has the capacity to multitask, a man’s mind is unidirectional. Not to say that men are always to blame for forgetfulness, though.

We’ll admit it—we don’t always remember even the most basic details about ourselves – sometimes I have to be reminded to comb my own hair!

Take for instance, I am typing on the computer and my wife is trying tell me how she spent her day at work. Most probably, I will be nodding my head in acceptance but if you ask me what she’s saying, I most likely will not be able to replicate a quarter of what she said.

Various surveys point that a large percentage of men don’t remember their other half’s birthday, while an even larger percentage don’t remember her bra size. An additional percentage has no clue what their significant other’s choice of dress colour is. Cell phone numbers top the list of things men forget about their wives or girlfriends. Forgive us ladies.