I couldn’t believe it. I was hearing something that was totally foreign to me. My stereotypes were shot. It went against everything I had ever been told about women.
- All women love to cook
- A woman’s place is in the kitchen
As I walked around my office I kept asking the same question…
Would you rather do yard work or cook a meal?
The answers kept coming back the same…
- I hate to cook!
- I hate the cleanup, I would much rather be outside.
- Give me a push mower over a frying pan anytime.
- My idea of cooking is Banquet and a Microwave.
- I love my roses and being outside. The kitchen is too confining.
The answers were part of my research into my card game called, Draw 50: The Productivity Game. The game consists of 10 housework cards that you shuffle and present to your spouse or significant other upside down on a tray. The reward for doing the task is placed at the top of the tray. This is usually money or a written note. The object of the game is to pick a card, do the task in 50 minutes and get the reward.
When I showed the cards to some of my co-workers the answers came back almost all the same. Out of the 10 cards, Women preferred the “yard work” card over all of the others. Their most despised card was “cooking a meal.” (They excluded the “Changing the Oil” card since they didn’t know how to do that.) For the guys, their answers were more varied.
As a guy, I was really surprised by the finding, with 8 out of the 10 women that I asked preferring yard work over cooking. Interestingly, the 2 women that preferred cooking were passionate about it. They didn’t just like to cook, they loved it.
I really thought that all women loved to cook. I was really wrong on this one. I guess that is why fast food is so popular!
I would love to hear your choice… cooking or yard work.??
Coming soon… Draw 50 for kids… including the ever popular “clean your room” card.