I heard this white man making a joke and I didn't get the humor

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    Someone asked him what is the key to understanding women and he said

    "2 or 4 lanes?"


    What the fuck he talking about?
     
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    No you didn't.

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    I was in NYC and heard him making a joke at a benefit dinner on Tuesday
     
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    Dear fbj I looked up this joke and found TWO different versions A and B.
    Apparently you are missing the set up part of the joke
    and taking the punchline out of context! Both joke versions copied below with links to the sources:

    A. Joke A:
    Damn women. Can't live with them. can't live without them.?

    The context is the man is asking God to build a bridge that's impossible.
    So God turns down the request and asks for something he can actually grant.
    The man's second wish is to "understand women"
    So God comes back and says did you want 2 lanes or 4 (on the bridge request
    which is easier!)


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    So God came to a great architectural engineer one day and told him that he would give him any one thing that he wanted. Then engineer said that we wanted God to build him a bridge that would expand across the atlantic ocean so that people could travel across by car. And he wanted it to be the most beautiful to ever be seen. God thought for a minute then and said "That I can not give you. there is not enough metal on earth to build such a thing." he also told the man that it would take too long and the man wouldn't be alive to see it in the end. So God asked what else he would like instead. The man thought, then said that he would like to undestand women. he wanted to understand how they thought, how they felt, how to answer them correctly, and to how to always make his wife happy. God thought about that for a minute then say, "wold you like 2 lanes or 4?"
    "

    B. Joke B:
    Jokeindex: A genie, a guy, and a bridge to hawaii (G)

    The context is a man asking a Genie to build a bridge all the way to Hawaii
    and the Genie says that's impossible. But after asking the Genie for
    help "to understand women" the Genie replies "did you want that bridge to be two lanes or four"


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    A man was walking along a Florida beach and stumbled across an old lamp. He picked it up and rubbed it, and out popped a genie.

    The genie said, "OK, You released me from the lamp, blah blah blah. This is the fourth time this month, and I'm getting a little sick of these wishes so you can forget about three... You only get one wish!"

    The man sat, and thought about it for a while and said, "I've always wanted to go to Hawaii, but I'm scared to fly, and I get very seasick. Could you build me a bridge to Hawaii so I can drive over there to visit?"

    The genie laughed and said, "That's impossible!!!

    Think of the logistics of that! How would the supports ever reach the bottom of the Pacific? Think of how much concrete -- how much steel!! No, think of another wish."

    The man said, "OK, I'll try to think of a really good wish."

    Finally, he said, "I've been married and divorced four times. My wives always said that I don't care and that I'm insensitive.

    So, I wish that I could understand women, know how they feel inside, and what they're thinking when they give me the silent treatment. Know why they're crying, know what they really want when they say "nothing,", know how to make them truly happy."

    The genie said, "Do you want that bridge to be two lanes or four?"
     
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    Got it lol
     
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    looks like white humor isn't for everyone.....~S~
     
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    Dear sparky It all goes to show
    the CONTEXT makes all the difference!

    fbj thanks for posting this interesting joke.
    Seeing how the joke made NO SENSE AT ALL without the full context,
    this actually EXPLAINS why it's so hard to understand women who think HOLISTICALLY.
    Women tend to think in RELATIVE terms, accommodating and juggling different
    aspects related to OTHER PEOPLE involved in one huge "equation."

    If you don't see the FULL CONTEXT of what women are trying to prioritize,
    it's hard to imagine what all is going through their heads to make a single decision
    that men may see as a simple YES or NO. For women who think relatively in
    RELATIONSHIP with lots of other people AFFECTED by a decision, there are
    other factors to consider besides just the ones affecting THEM directly.

    It's not just juggling a budget on tasks, but accommodating each person's
    FEELINGS and what they need EMOTIONALLY that determines both
    ACTIONS and COMMUNICATION so people KNOW their expectations are being met.

    Not all men worry about "what people think" because they are just going to
    do what they need, and let other people handle their own issues.

    But women think about "what is that person going to think or feel" and try to
    communicate to make sure everyone's needs, expectations or interests are included.

    That's what I run into by experience. Women tend to be "multitasking caretakers"
    while men just worry about their own turf and keeping other people OUT so they
    DON'T HAVE TO DEAL with any of this EXTRA DRAMA!!

    Men tend to segregate and compartmentalize to AVOID all that crap.
    Women get bombarded by everyone coming to them for "emotional support"
    and how to solve multiple conflicts because of the people who shut them out
    and leave them juggling all these loose ends.

    Some men are abusive and exploit this sensitivity of women and the need
    for affirmation and permission from others. But some men who do not
    MEAN to be harsh or blunt just CANNOT TAKE all that extra emotional
    whatnot from "other people's drama" and just plain SHUT DOWN and have
    to cut people off or cut them out because they can't process all that mess.

    I really feel sorry for men when they run into more than they can handle.
    I feel bad for women when this overburdens them, but at least they can
    turn to their friends and vent and cry and get support. For men, we are
    only recently developing more means for men to reach out and get help.
    Most men shut down, and absorb that stress internally because it's still
    seen as weakness to express and share emotions.

    It's hard enough juggling "other people's emotional stress and conflicts"
    as a woman, I can't imagine being a man and freaking out when this hits!
     
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