It’s not unusual for couples to be gathered at a dinner table or someone’s home and get into a discussion on who has it easier, men or women.

I’ll leave the answer up to others but in searching through the Hometown View archives I found something titled “why men are happier.”  It’s not an original but I would imagine it sums up the feelings of many of us Neanderthals.

MEN ARE HAPPIER PEOPLE- What do you expect from such simple creatures?  Your last name stays put, the garage is all yours, wedding plans take care of themselves and chocolate is just another snack.

You can be President (sorry Hillary)., you don’t have to worry about being pregnant, you can wear a white t-shirt to a water park (actually you don’t have to wear any shirt to a water park).  Auto mechanics tell you the truth.

The world is your urinal.  You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is too icky.

Same work, more pay.

Wrinkles and grey hair add character.

Wedding dress, $5,000. tuxedo rental, $150.

People don’t stare at your chest while you’re talking to them.

Belching is expected.

New shoes don’t cut, blister or mangle your feet.

One mood, all the time.

Phone conversations last 30 seconds.

You know stuff about tanks.

A 5-day vacation requires only one suitcase.

You can open all your own jars.

If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend.

Your underwear is $9.95 for a three-pack.

Three pairs of shoes are more than enough.

The same hairstyle lasts for years. Heck maybe even decades.

You only have to shave your face.  You have freedom of choice growing a mustache.

You can play with toys all your life.

You belly usually hides your big hips.

One wallet. Same color for all seasons.

You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.

You can “do” your nails with a pocketknife.

You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes.

And finally. You can do your Christmas shopping for 25 relatives in 25 minutes on December 24th.

It’s no wonder why men are happier.