Male Minds

We interrupt this blog to bring you this short vignette overheard at work today – –


Here in North America we have a restaurant called International House of Pancakes, abbreviated IHOP (no relation to the ubiquitous iPod) and simply pronounced “I-Hop”. 

(Let’s pause for a moment to soak in the irony of a restaurant found only in North America calling itself ‘International’).

One of the ladies in the office living here in The Wilds of Ohio frequents a nearby International House of Pancakes and commented to three of us guy-types how tasty the pancakes were.

Wanting to try it for himself, one of the guys asked:

Him:  Okay, so where is this place?

Her:  It’s about a mile west of the interstate highway on Cox Road.

Him:  Cox Road?

Her:  Oh, I love it…  IHOP on Cox.

Three Guys:  <blink… blink… blink… blink… >


We return you now to the regularly scheduled blog… unless (like me and probably most guys at this point) you’re indulging in vivid visualizations of your favorite girl toy… or composing pornographic Dr. Seuss rhymes… nope, i guess there won’t be a regularly scheduled blog today…




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9 Responses to “Male Minds”

  1. Rob Says:

    What I get a kick out of is all the little airports in BFE America that refer to themselves as “International”. Now that’s irony.

    As to the male minds thing…well…yeah? And?

  2. kyknoord Says:

    Those were very polite blinks. I applaud your colleagues for their restraint.

  3. silverstar98121 Says:

    Well, the airport in Bellingham, WA. which is very small, gets Canadian flights, so it is Bellingham International. It says it is inter nations, not all around the world.

    As for all you guys and your minds, I’d spank you if I didn’t think you’d enjoy it.

  4. daisyfae Says:

    Mmmm…. IHOP…. harvest grain pancakes make me wanna hop on anything festive! as for the “international” airport designation? pretty sure all that’s required is one regularly scheduled flight to/from canada. Watertown, NY (teeny tiny airport) used to be “Watertown International” for that reason…

  5. thegnukid Says:

    rob – yeah, i get a kick out of all the BFE airports being international too. as for the male minds… no point being made, they are what they are

    kyknoord – ahhh..[sigh]..the morality gestapo in our highly bureaucratic work space has beat us within an inch of our lives to ensure we don’t react naturally to things such as that. trust me that we were ALL wanting to blurt out comments

    silverstar – awww… please spank us? what if we promised NOT to enjoy it?

    daisyfae – ummm… [pulls collar looser]… i happen to know of an IHOP… i’d be happy to buy you harvest grain pancakes to enjoy your festive hopping

  6. leavingevangeline Says:

    Heh. I happen to be blessed with the comic capacity of a 12 year old boy…so this little post is right up my alley!

    I needed a laugh this morning.

  7. Parenthesis Says:

    Brilliant 🙂 Har har 🙂

  8. Dolce Says:

    Much like the reaction a UK DJ gets. His name is Carl Cox. In a way only the british can manage, he’s actually called Big Black Cox. I have to splutter quietly every time I hear his latest tour announced.

  9. thegnukid Says:

    L.E. – yeah, i knew in my heart that it wasn’t just the male mind… good to know there’s a bit of that absurdity in you… and glad to give a laugh

    Parenthesis – [bows] thank you…

    Dolce – [laughin’!] perfect! maybe our sense of humor isn’t adolescent… it’s just what it is, so let’s laugh!

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