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Oh you distracting women

Last week, along with most of Australia, I followed our cricketers’ woeful display against the English. The boys were all out for a measly 60 runs and it was so quick that each ball was captured in a single tweet {To non-cricket watchers, yes, that’s really bad!}.

Anyway, a day or two after, cricketing great Ian Healy picked out exactly what was wrong with our men. It was the presence of their wives and girlfriends {WAGS is the appropriate term I am told}.

But of course, it was! How dare these women go all the way to the UK to be with their boyfriends and husbands? Don’t they know how distracting they are? As a cricket tragic it was obvious it wasn’t the awesome bowling display by Englishman Steve Finn or the poor batting display by the Aussie cricketers. It was the evil WAGS.

You know what? It isn’t the first time the WAGS have distracted our precious cricketers. It’s happened before during an Ashes series. And given that we didn’t win the World Cup in 2011, I think the WAGS might have been there too to distract our men. Or at least calling them on the phone. Cricket is a game of concentration and skill. It doesn’t matter that blokes like Michael Clarke or Mitchell Johnson have almost a decade of experience and practice; the minute their wives are around, they lose focus.

We all know that Lara Bingle wasn’t good for Pup. I mean, as soon as he called it quits from her, his batting got a whole lot better. What with being so bloody attractive, Bingle was an obvious distraction for Clarke. Of course, his wife now is also very attractive and hence, we must assume that Healy is right after all.

I think I’ve also understood why Roger Federer has been losing grand slams to Nadal or Djokovic in the tennis. His wife is always there. He really needs to tell her to sit at home and watch him on the telly. After all, how is he ever going to win another grand slam if she’s around?

It makes me wonder though, this phenomenon can’t just be occurring in the sporting world. I mean, I’m sure there are male doctors who have botched up a surgery due to having an attractive female intern or nurse assisting them. Or perhaps some male scientists came close to discovering a cure for cancer only to be distracted by a supremely hot female scientist preening or crying. Or the male stockbroker who lost billions of dollars thanks to being distracted by his supremely attractive secretary.

How do we stop this phenomenon? How can we make sure men are not distracted at their jobs? After all, we don’t want male doctors or lawyers or scientists making mistakes at their jobs. And we certainly do not want our cricketers to lose another Ashes.

Maybe the men need to speak to Elyse Perry and find out how she manages to juggle playing two professional sports — cricket and soccer — extremely well. Then again, she’s way too attractive and could continue to distract them in the absence of their WAGs.

Women, have you ever been accused of distracting your male partner? And men, have you ever stuffed up at work because you got distracted by a female? 

Do share! 

***Linking with Grace for FYBF and Ann for Things I know***

P.S. On a separate note, what do you think of the new look? 

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • Sreesha Divakaran
    14 August 2015 at 2:57 pm

    The same thing happened when Anushka Sharma showed up to support Virat Kohli!
    This is a stupid attitude, to put it simply – it’s obviously showing women in a bad light as the “distractors” and it’s also showing men as weak, fledgling, immature children who stop focusing on their homework cos a candy is in sight! Calling women candy and calling grown ass men children is both so idiotic!
    Oh, and there’s a whole movie on this theme (genders reversed, though, but the idea still being the same and equally bad); have you seen Wimbledon? Kirsten Dunst and Paul Bettany. While it was a RomCom with a happy ending and all, the first half had Dunst losing because she was all “oh-so-distracted-hot-and-bothered” by Bettany’s presence.
    *Rolls eyes*
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      15 August 2015 at 10:37 am

      Oh yeah, I remember reading about Kohli too after the world cup. It’s so ridiculous and archaic. isn’t it?

  • Sreesha Divakaran
    14 August 2015 at 2:57 pm

    The same thing happened when Anushka Sharma showed up to support Virat Kohli!
    This is a stupid attitude, to put it simply – it’s obviously showing women in a bad light as the “distractors” and it’s also showing men as weak, fledgling, immature children who stop focusing on their homework cos a candy is in sight! Calling women candy and calling grown ass men children is both so idiotic!
    Oh, and there’s a whole movie on this theme (genders reversed, though, but the idea still being the same and equally bad); have you seen Wimbledon? Kirsten Dunst and Paul Bettany. While it was a RomCom with a happy ending and all, the first half had Dunst losing because she was all “oh-so-distracted-hot-and-bothered” by Bettany’s presence.
    *Rolls eyes*
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      15 August 2015 at 10:37 am

      Oh yeah, I remember reading about Kohli too after the world cup. It’s so ridiculous and archaic. isn’t it?

  • CookieCrumbsInc.
    14 August 2015 at 3:52 pm

    WHAT? That’s the biggest load of bull I’ve ever heard! How mean can people get? Randomly blaming the spouses and girlfriends when the actual reason is just that the sportsperson was having an off day! This is unacceptable. Like ^Sreesha said, we also blamed Anushka for distracting Kohli… people who think like this really need to get a life.

    Also, LOVE what you’ve done to the blog, Sanch. Everything is so clean and fresh and easy on the eye. Easy to navigate too!
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      15 August 2015 at 10:51 am

      Yep…it’s so archaic and frustrating. Totally takes responsibility of the person themselves. Imagine if we started to blame our off days at work to our partners…you can bet there will be stuff about femi-nazis and the like.

      Thanks re your comment about the blog…I did want to make it easier to navigate. Felt it was way too cluttered before

  • CookieCrumbsInc.
    14 August 2015 at 3:52 pm

    WHAT? That’s the biggest load of bull I’ve ever heard! How mean can people get? Randomly blaming the spouses and girlfriends when the actual reason is just that the sportsperson was having an off day! This is unacceptable. Like ^Sreesha said, we also blamed Anushka for distracting Kohli… people who think like this really need to get a life.

    Also, LOVE what you’ve done to the blog, Sanch. Everything is so clean and fresh and easy on the eye. Easy to navigate too!
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      15 August 2015 at 10:51 am

      Yep…it’s so archaic and frustrating. Totally takes responsibility of the person themselves. Imagine if we started to blame our off days at work to our partners…you can bet there will be stuff about femi-nazis and the like.

      Thanks re your comment about the blog…I did want to make it easier to navigate. Felt it was way too cluttered before

  • Deborah
    14 August 2015 at 4:08 pm

    No partner but yes, I love that the cricketers themselves can remain blameless and our fortunes are all down to their wiles of their women-folk!!!
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  • Deborah
    14 August 2015 at 4:08 pm

    No partner but yes, I love that the cricketers themselves can remain blameless and our fortunes are all down to their wiles of their women-folk!!!
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  • Harini
    14 August 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Firstly, the new look is awesome. Now coming to the post, this isn’t news to me. This has been happening for years now. Not just in Cricket but also in Football. Recently itself, Indian media went on and on about how Anushka Sharma is the reason Kohli isn’t in form anymore. Its ridiculously but unfortunately there are a few who do think women are a distraction. God help such people.

    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      15 August 2015 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks Harini re the look of the blog.

      It sucks that it’s been happening for years, isn’t it? You’d think people would have moved past the time when they blamed women for everything from natural disasters to diseases.

  • Harini
    14 August 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Firstly, the new look is awesome. Now coming to the post, this isn’t news to me. This has been happening for years now. Not just in Cricket but also in Football. Recently itself, Indian media went on and on about how Anushka Sharma is the reason Kohli isn’t in form anymore. Its ridiculously but unfortunately there are a few who do think women are a distraction. God help such people.

    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      15 August 2015 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks Harini re the look of the blog.

      It sucks that it’s been happening for years, isn’t it? You’d think people would have moved past the time when they blamed women for everything from natural disasters to diseases.

  • Vinitha
    14 August 2015 at 11:14 pm

    Yeah, blame it on women. Now that’s what people had been doing, so why stop now. Men lose at a game, their counterpart women taking the blow, sounds about right! Is saying “MAN UP” going to make any difference in the future?
    I liked the new look, especially the title fonts, so cute. 🙂 By the way, there are two signatures at the end which I think is not intentional and if it is intentional, I say go with the new one, it is cuter. 🙂
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      15 August 2015 at 9:54 pm

      Haha…’man up’ wouldn’t work I reckon…nothing will.
      And thanks re the look of the blog…yeah I meant to go with the new signature. Had just forgotten to deactivate the old one. All done now! 🙂

  • Vinitha
    14 August 2015 at 11:14 pm

    Yeah, blame it on women. Now that’s what people had been doing, so why stop now. Men lose at a game, their counterpart women taking the blow, sounds about right! Is saying “MAN UP” going to make any difference in the future?
    I liked the new look, especially the title fonts, so cute. 🙂 By the way, there are two signatures at the end which I think is not intentional and if it is intentional, I say go with the new one, it is cuter. 🙂
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      15 August 2015 at 9:54 pm

      Haha…’man up’ wouldn’t work I reckon…nothing will.
      And thanks re the look of the blog…yeah I meant to go with the new signature. Had just forgotten to deactivate the old one. All done now! 🙂

  • simple girl
    16 August 2015 at 9:46 pm

    I love the yellow.. so bright and cheery ..

  • simple girl
    16 August 2015 at 9:46 pm

    I love the yellow.. so bright and cheery ..

  • Grace
    17 August 2015 at 7:52 pm

    When will people get a brain? It reminds me of a friends episode when Monica was told not to have any “hanky pinky” with her boyfriend who was scheduled to compete in a wrestling match. Even then (back in the 1990’s) people knew how stupid it was and yet, it’s still an excuse for bad performance. Seriously!
    Loving the new look, by the way! Very “you” 😉
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  • Grace
    17 August 2015 at 7:52 pm

    When will people get a brain? It reminds me of a friends episode when Monica was told not to have any “hanky pinky” with her boyfriend who was scheduled to compete in a wrestling match. Even then (back in the 1990’s) people knew how stupid it was and yet, it’s still an excuse for bad performance. Seriously!
    Loving the new look, by the way! Very “you” 😉
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