Think Like A Man last night. I have to admit that it was a pretty good movie. I really was not that excited about going to see it...since I was not a fan of the book...but after being coaxed into it..I have to say that I was impressed with it. The acting was really good...the plot was believable...and the women were gorgeous. I am pretty sure that my better half would have a thing or two to say about the dudes... especially Morris Chestnut (rolling my eyes), but if I can comment on the ladies in the movie, it is only fair that she can look too.
The only problem I have with it is the fact that the people in the movie especially the women, thought that they had to use a damn book, that is full of "common sense" shit to tell them what they need to do to get and keep a relationship. Everything in Steve Harvey's book should be common sense to most people.
Facts and examples...
1. If a woman wants to get and keep a man; then DO NOT give him any on the first date. The sooner we see you naked, the sooner you will see our backs as we are walking down the street with another woman.
2. If a woman wants to get and keep a man; then DO NOT let him get away with shit that offends you. The sooner you tell us, 'Uhh back up fool...You are not going to do that or say that to me!', the sooner we know that we better not do whatever we did again. A woman has to set up those boundaries in the beginning of any relationship. Because if you let us get away with it once...well, it is always easier to do something a second time. BUT... You don't have to be a bitch about letting us know..Just sternly pull our coats to the fact that our behavior is something you will not condone.
3. If a woman wants to get and keep a man; then DO NOT drop your standards just because you are in your late 30's or early 40's and you think you need a man because your friends all have a man. If you say you want a man that does not smoke, only drinks occasionally and works everyday; then why would you entertain the thought of being with a nukka that not only smokes like a train but has to have a morning blunt with his breakfast, some vodka in his coffee and has had 6 jobs in 6 months? Sooner or later you will get tired of his bullshit and become a bitter woman in a relationship that you knew would not work the minute you told yourself, "OK...I can put up with that. It's not that bad." Yes Mami...it is that bad!
Also, if your house was immaculate when you finally decide to invite us up for a night cap; then Mami you need to keep some Clorox spray within arms reach at all times. Stay with the person we fell in love with and we will always be in love.
5. If a woman wants to get and keep a man; then DO NOT bring every man you meet around your kids. A man has to earn the right to meet your kids. You have to make sure that this is the nukka that you want to be with; how ever long it takes. You have to set the example for your kids, especially your daughters. And this rule applies to men too. You cannot bring every woman around your sons. That is just bad business.
As a matter of fact..all these rules can be used by men and women.
The main theme of this post is TREAT OTHERS EXACTLY HOW YOU WANT TO BE TREATED. If people followed these simple common sense rules, then relationship books would not be needed. But y'all know the old saying.. There is a fool born every minute. And Steve Harvey and others like him are laughing all the way to the bank with all the fool's money that thought they needed the advice of someone that has had more bad relationships than good ones.
But I have to admit I cannot knock Brother Harvey's hustle.Get in where you fit in.. Tha's the American way after all.