Accept it, a girlfriend loves to complain! If somebody had told me a year ago that I would be sitting in a cafe with this beautiful, intelligent chick, I would have found it extremely improbable. But if the same person had said that I would be stuck here for hours listening to her non-stop whining on a sunny Saturday afternoon, I would have called them nuts. And still, here I am… Today, itâ€™s her boss that is driving her crazy. He called last night when we were making out (ok, she has a point!). But still, that doesnâ€™t explain every other occasion I have heard her grumbling.
Is it just me… or is it true that most girls are easily irritated by nonsense? Whatâ€™s up with all the yakking? Why is it that they complain so much? The other guys say that their girls are pretty much the same. At least mine doesnâ€™t have many strong arguments against me (and that is more than most of my friends get to say!).
Last week it was all about her mother. She knows mom loves her, sheâ€™s her little princess and she will always be. But she canâ€™t stand when mother becomes too possessive: how come she has to ask permission for going out? Isnâ€™t she in her twenties already? (I admit it myself, I hate it when my mom calls me two days in a row, so letâ€™s allow my girlfriend to get a little fussy on this one).
When sheâ€™s unemployed, she gets bored pretty quickly, and then she complains about how she has nothing to do with her life. When she has a job, sheâ€™s just working too hard, and she doesnâ€™t have time for herself. When her friends demand more of her time, she feels suffocated, when they disappear for a while, they are neglecting her and she claims most of the other girls take friendship for granted. Well, at least this shows that she has values, like work and friends, I like that sheâ€™s so passionate. Most of the guys I know would only get upset if their beer wasnâ€™t cold enough.
Oh, and donâ€™t even get me started on her own image: her hair is not straight enough (does anyone care about this, anyway?), her clothes donâ€™t quite suit her, her shoes are unbelievably expensive and yet, not quite comfortable… For me, she always looks great! She cares so much about every single detail when all she has to do is be natural…
Suddenly, I hear my own thought and I realize it sounds as Iâ€™m complaining now. I guess in the end, itâ€™s not just that my girlfriend loves to complain. Itâ€™s not just something in the girlsâ€™ minds that makes them work that way. We guys complain too. Iâ€™m starting to believe itâ€™s not about love, itâ€™s not about language or intelligence. Dissatisfaction: maybe thatâ€™s what makes us human. I say this last part out loud, and she smiles at me. And thatâ€™s it for the whining.