[Women can be delightfully complex]
This is a public service for the gentlemen in the audience.
The topic: Chick traps.
A note of explanation on the term: (No, a chick trap is not Narm's roofie-tini.) The term comes from a former boyfriend who, when faced with an impossible question from me, was wise enough to recognize impending doom and abort, declaring "Chick trap!" Meaning: no matter what he said he'd get in trouble, so all he'd respond with was "Nope! Not going there. Chick trap!"
And, really, I've never heard a guy pull this kind of behavior so maybe the name is deserved? Or maybe I'm stereotyping and I just need to be educated. Either way, perhaps we can all be a bit more aware and recognize a trap when it's set for us* because there are definitely questions for which there are no good answers.
A recent conversation that illustrates...
Hubby, arriving home and speaking to me from across the room: You've been home all day?
Hubby: And you're wearing a bra?
Me: Yeah. Wait... how do you know I'm wearing a bra?
Hubby: *deer in headlights*
Hubby: There's no good answer to that question.
More obvious examples of chick traps:
- Which of my friends is the hottest?
- If you could change one thing about my appearance, what would it be?
- If I were dead, would you remarry? (Yes --> You mean someone could take my place?!, No --> So, having been married to me, you don't like marriage?!)
*Yeah, I could stop laying traps but where's the fun in that? Besides, it's an opportunity for the male of the species to improve his agility. Quick reflexes are a must in today's competitive environment and tough economic climate. So, really, it's a favor. Um, yeah. Let's go with that.
** Which you can do the chicken dance to, if you so choose.