Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April 13 - International Ego Stroking Day



Research has shown that men are not often the recipients of compliments which can have a devastating effect on the size of their ego. All it takes is a little but heartfelt compliment, to make a man feel like he’s on top of the world. And lets face it girls, some of us are used to receiving compliments but how often do we return them to the menfolk?

On this International Ego Stroking Day, make a man feel king for a day. Stroke his ego, tell him he looks terrific, tell him he rocks your world, tell him how much you appreciate him, but most of all, make sure you mean it. And if gives you a goofy smile, or talks himself down, it’s all part of the norm, because deep inside, know you’ve just made his day.

21 comments:

Jill said...

You are so right. Perhaps I can work this into what I'm thinking about writing tonight.

lost goddess said...

I love this woman!!! Go Chickybabe!

ChickyBabe said...

Jill - it takes such little effort to do but it is always worthwhile.

Lost Goddess - thanks for the support!

Egan said...

ChickyBabe, look at you working your magic. You're so fabulous.

ChickyBabe said...

Egan - I'm just spreading the word in the hope we can make a man's day. So here's to you!

Neil said...

Can we extend this one to a week?

Egan said...

Neil - don't push it man. One day will be good enough. Remember if it goes on for a week we will have to return the favor at some point. I did a whole week last year, Ladies Appreciation Week, and that was quite fun.

Fitèna said...

I watched this sitcome once where the girl wanted her man to do some fixing for her. He wouldn't. One day she sees him standing there "en salopette", she takes out her camera starts shooting. He smiles. Acts embarassed. And she's oohhing and aahhhing. She takes the board she wants fixed and asks him to pose with it. He obliges. She takes the hammer and ask him to pretend he's working on the board. She gets him to do her job while he's there thinking he's irrestible. She stps as soon as he's done and says "merci" nastily. He's completely lost.
Ego stroking!!!

Fitèna

ChickyBabe said...

Neil - I can't see why it can't be for one week. But if it's done every day, men's egos will swell to gigantic proportions, as my research indicates.

Egan - The point is for us (women) to do it without expectation that it will be returned. That's the spirit of the Day.

Fitena - that's brilliant and manipulative!

Tracy Lynn said...

Sweet idea! I generally use the Ninja Ego Stroke Method, in which you drop random ego strokes in unexpected places as if they were common conversation.
This has the effect of keeping them of balance as well as making them happy. And they never see it coming, so they never get in the habit of it.

Another great Day fron ChickyBabe!

Schrodinger's Kitten said...

Can we stroke things other than egos?

Egan said...

Great question Schrodinger. The answer is yes.

Schrodinger's Kitten said...

Of course you would say that Egan. I thought you were married. Hmm...

Egan said...

Yes, I am married, but do you think that means stroking doesn't happen? Hmmm... okay. We have needs. I will leave it at that.

ChickyBabe said...

Tracy Lynn - I like the way you think ;). DO it but don't let them get used to it!

Schrodinger's Kitten - On another day maybe, or as well as... even better! ;)

Egan - Trust you to say that! But in the spirit of the Day, I'll say Egan has a large ego. And what does being married have anything to do with it?

Egan said...

Chicky, I was playing off of Schrodinger's comment. Huge!

ChickyBabe said...

Egan - I'm tempted to say, give a man an inch... but I'll be good ;). Yes, it's HUGE! Not that I've seen it, mind you... Or want to see it!

OK, I'll behave...

Egan said...

ChickyBabe - the flirt day is over you know. Pixie and I were a one night thing.

ChickyBabe said...

I'm not flirting... I'm stroking. And Pixie is a blabber mouth. She told me everything!

Egan said...

Wait, did I confess to a little rendez-vous with Pixie?

ChickyBabe said...

Oh yes... and I have story to write ;).