1. You can get cleaned up, dressed and be gone in under 20 minutes.
  2. You can go to the restroom without 15 of your friends.
  3. When you dress, you only have to pick between two pair of shoes.
  4. Taking a shower only involves a bar of green deodorant soap.
  5. If you show up to a social event wearing the same shirt as another man … that’s cool!
  6. You never have to read an instruction manual.
  7. You’re never lost.
  8. When it comes to accessorizing with your clothes, you have only two choices: brown belt or black belt.
  9. All phone conversations are under 1 minute.
  10. You only need one small bag for a week long trip.

I can’t help but think of the verse from Proverbs, “There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end …”

Can you think of any others?

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  1. jel says:

    cute picture!

    this is going to sound weird all but 7 and 8! I do! should I be worried?

  2. TREY MORGAN says:

    Jel – Maybe you like the way men do things! Now if we can just teach you not to stop and ask for directions when you’re lost. :)

  3. jel says:

    Trey, I read 7 wrong , cause I’m alway lost! I’m worried now

  4. Mommysmart says:

    Great picture!

    Here is one for you…..
    Men can focus intently on one thing. They seem less affected by distractions.

    Have you heard about that test they did where they put a woman and a man in a room with multiple TV’s on. The woman could tell you a little about all the different programs that were on. The man could tell you a lot about only one.

  5. The Preacher's Household: says:

    That is interesting Monica and I can see that with James and I.
    I take less time to get ready than James does and I get off the phone as fast as I can. Fun list.

  6. TREY MORGAN says:

    I would have liked to added:

    It’s great to be a man …

    11. Men can always find a ballgame or race on tv at anytime.

    But a Top 11 list would have been odd.

  7. Bob Bliss says:

    You forgot another one – the auto mechanics always tell us the truth about what is wrong with our cars.

    #7 is SOOOOOOO true. Now if I can just find my car keys, we’ll leave hon.

  8. Bob Bliss says:

    Trey, our son Trey tried to shave once when he was around 2. He cut his lip pretty bad but didn’t need stitches. This picture brings back such memories.

  9. preacherman says:

    ummmmmmmmmm…….I think if I added another I might be in the dog house. :-)

  10. TREY MORGAN says:

    Bob – You’re right about #7.

    Brandon – That’d make an excellent #11.

    Preacherman – You are full of wisdom.

  11. lisa leichner says:

    Great list! Too funny!!

    By the way, I can go to the restroom without 15 of my friends. Just as long as I have my two. (o;

    You know, some of that I really wish I could do (like only have to pick between 2 shoes or use one type of soap for my whole body or whatever). Why do we women have to be so complicated?!

    Why do men come with built-in GPS systems?? I know you sometimes do get lost, but it’s like your internal system says, “Go here,” even though you’ve never been there, and you manage to find your way back. How does that work?!

  12. TREY MORGAN says:


    I know that right now there are at least 15 items in my shower that my wife uses for washing, cleaning and showering. 10 of the 15 items I don’t even know what they are!

  13. lisa says:

    It’s probably better that you don’t know what they are. (o; Ha!

    Okay, I just went and counted mine. I only have 7. What DOES Lea have in there?!

  14. lisa leichner says:

    Oh, I thought of another one … You feel right at home in the man-club otherwise known as the hardware store.

    (Maybe you’ll have to compile everyone’s into a Top 20 list)

  15. TREY MORGAN says:

    I like that one too, Lisa. As for shower things … I just don’t know why a green bar of deodorant soap doesn’t work!

  16. Don Neyland says:

    [11] We only have one good friend the other 6 billion people on planet earth are just acquaintances.

    [12] We can eat every meal just using one bowl and one spoon.

    [13] I don’t know about multiple televisions BUT we can watch multiple shows on ONE television.

    [14] We know what that “R” on the shift selector is for.

    [15] We can shower first and still have enough hot water for the rest of the family.

    [16] We’re not swain by Mike Rowe’s voice.

  17. Chris says:

    This is funny and true, well all except the thing about the shoes. I admit it, I am a closet shoe fanatic. I own like 100 pairs of shoe. It’s an issue I’m working on.

  18. TREY MORGAN says:

    Chris – I’m disappointed in you. In a manly sense of course :)

  19. jel says:

    Nice picture of your family Trey M
    bet it’s not dull around your place! :)

  20. Neva says:

    Love the picture Trey.

    BTW. The reason women NEED so many shower items, lotions, perfumes, etc. is to please our men. Most men like that their wives smell good. Manly sweat and high heel shoes just dont go well together, (some of you may need to make a note of that. :) )

    And as far as getting lost —puhhlease. If the moon weren’t a pretty straight shot, yall would have never found it. :)

    How is Monalea?


  21. TREY MORGAN says:

    Jel … you’re right … we’re a pretty lively bunch. Never a dull moment.

    Neva … GREAT comment about the women and shower. You are obviously a wise woman. As for the “men and their lostness,” it’s not that we don’t get lost, we’ll just never admit it. :)

    Just put an update on Monalea on yesterday’s post.

  22. nb says:

    Trey, great job on the top ten. Funny.

    The picture kinda freaks me out though.

  23. Marie says:

    I am having mommy nightmares about that picture- I know my boys would not look that serene with a razor in their hands- we would be heading to the ER I am sure!!! :)

    I loved the post though! When Matt and I got married, he had more shoes and clothing than I did- they all served a purpose (hiking shoes, special shoes for his bike, etc.), but now that we have been married 6 years- we are pretty much even on the shoe thing.

    I have to admit the “lost” portion really gets me- is it a pride issue that we can’t stop and ask for directions (or read an instruction manual??)???

  24. TREY MORGAN says:

    Marie … the men and directions thing is a pride think, I think. We’d rather drive around in circles than stop and ask for directions, which means we’re admitting we’re lost.

    OR … here’s another reason men don’t ask for directions…


  25. Monalea says:

    Made it home. Just resting. Loved the top 10 list and especially reading everyone’s comments. I have laughed and laughed.
    Love you much!

    Thank you everyone for the prayers.

  26. Evan Williams says:

    if we forget something for a trip we dont worry about it…..if we forgot it we probably didnt need it that bad anyway

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