He placed a half empty Tuborg bottle on the table, next to an empty one.
Someone started off with the topic about relationships and each of us were confessing about what all shit we ve gone through (mine was the least eventful among the lot).
My birthday was just a few hours away and he told me -- "Its your Birthday night. I ll tell you something about men which i think you should remember when you get into a relationship'
I have listened to a lot of drunken philosophies in the last one year. So again, I dint mind what was going to come.
'I ll tell you how men think about women. Hmmmm... fine, I ll explain in context with the two beer bottles that are in front of us'
Me -- Go on. Listening...
He - 'There are two bottles on the table. One empty, one half full. I only plan on picking the half full bottle and care a damn about the empty one. Do you know why?'
Me - Why?
He - Because, the half full bottle still has something in it for me. The empty bottle is.... 'empty'. I have had it!
Me - hmmm... (i was understanding)
He - This half full bottle is giving me reasons to get back and hold it. That's how a man want his woman to be. Every woman needs love to be the reason. And every man needs a reason to be in love. U understand? A man loves a woman until the day she sleeps with him. After that, no matter how much he is love with her, in his eyes, she has nothing more to offer. So, he naturally falls out of love.
Me - hmmmm....
He - So what I am telling you is... When u love someone, give him what you want to... but, at the same time, make sure that there still something left out (that you have not given) and make sure that he knows that. That will be his reason to come back and hold you. Got me? No matter how far he goes, he ll come back to you for what you still haven't offered yet. An empty beer bottle doesn't interest the man. Half full is more interesting.
Me - Got it.
For some reason, I believed what he said. I needed no proof. This advice will be something I ll remember in the days to come.
On a different context: While writing this I remembered what another friend of mine had written on his Orkut profile:
from my past relationships i learned:
In the words of my Demi God, Homer J Simpson
" Woman are like beer. They smell good. They look good. You would step over your own mother just to get one. But you can't stop at one. You want to drink another woman".
What's with women and beer? grrrr.....