If you have never been spoken down to as a woman by a man, you don't know what you are missing. I learned very quickly what I was missing...most of my intelligence. Both binary genders learn quickly how to communicate within themselves but normally aren't very good at dealing with the other gender.
I provided one example in my "Short and Sweet" post and Connie provides us with another:
My best example still is the tow truck driver who wouldn't listen to my directions to my own house! At that point I was still very new to the feminine experience and was aggravated for awhile until I learned this was going to be indicative of my new life. FYI, I was a blond back in those days.