Saturday, February 28, 2015

Short Video: It's not about the Nail!

Many people feel there are gender differences in the way men and women discuss problems and how they hope their partners respond.  This video pokes fun at some of these differences.

Useful language phrases: 
  • right up on me
  • relentless:  something or someone that doesn't stop or give up
  • sweaters are snagged:  to snag something is to catch or tear (something) on a projection.  image
  • See, you're not listening now :  In the situation 'see' can be used to mean "That's an example of what I'm talking about"'. 
Discussion Questions: 

  • Have you experienced this kind of situation with the opposite gender?
  • If it's not 'about the nail', what is it about?
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Complete Transcript: 

It’s just, there’s all this pressure, you know. And sometimes it feels like it’s right up on me and I can just feel it, like literally feel it in my head and it’s relentless and I don’t know if it’s gonna stop, I mean, that’s the thing that scares me the most, it’s that I don’t know if it’s ever gonna stop.

Ya. Wha-you do a have a nail in your head.

It is not about the nail.

Are you sure, because, I mean, I bet if we got that out of there —

Stop trying to fix it.

No, I’m not trying to fix it, I’m just pointing out that maybe the nail is causing —

You always do this – you always try to fix things when all I really need is for you to just listen.

No, see, I don’t that is what you need, I think what you need is to get the nail out –

See you're not even listening now!

Ok, fine. I will listen, fine.

It’s just – sometimes it’s like – there’s this achy. I don’t know what it is. And I’m not really sleeping very well at all. And all my sweaters are snagged. I mean – all of them.

That sounds really hard.

It is. Thank you.


Oh come on – If you would just –


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