A short time afterwards, his wife walked by and asked him what he was doing.
Murphy replied, “nothing”.
The reason Murphy said “nothing” instead of saying “just thinking”, is because she then his wife would have asked “thinking about what?”
At that point, Murphy would have had to explain that men are deep thinkers about various topics, which would lead to other questions, so it was just a whole lot easier to tell her “nothing”.
Finally, after what seemed an age of thinking, he pondered over an age old question: Is giving birth more painful than getting kicked in the groin?
Women always maintain that the pain a woman experiences while giving birth is far more painful than a man experiences when he is kicked in the groin.
“But how could they know?”, thought Murphy to himself.
Well, after another beer, and some heavier deductive thinking, Murphy came up with an answer to that question, getting kicked in the groin has got to be more painful than having a baby.
Even though Murphy obviously couldn’t really “know” this for sure, here is the reason for his conclusion.
A year or so after giving birth, a woman will often say, “It might be nice to have another child”.
On the other hand, you will never ever hear a man say, “You know, I think I would like another kick in the groin”.
Having come to this conclusion, Murphy rested his case.
Time for another beer, he thought, and then maybe a nap in that hammock.
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