"What Women Want": An Analysis of Communication Skills

In my Communication 102 class, I had to watch the movie What Women Want and then write a paper on the use of communication in it.  I thought my paper came out quite nicely.  I thought I’d post it here for anyone interested in reading it.  I appreciate the Wife’s reviewing of it and giving me some feedback.  My paper would not have come off as polished without her thoughts and suggestions.

Let me know what you guys think about it.

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"What Women Want": An Analysis of Communication Skills

In my Communication 102 class, I had to watch the movie What Women Want and then write a paper on the use of communication in it.  I thought my paper came out quite nicely.  I thought I’d post it here for anyone interested in reading it.  I appreciate the Wife’s reviewing of it and giving me some feedback.  My paper would not have come off as polished without her thoughts and suggestions.

Let me know what you guys think about it.

Download as PDF

LV Monorail Expansion suggestion

As some of you may know, the Las Vegas Monorail is planning an expansion from the MGM to UNLV’s Thomas and Mac Center and then onto to McCarran Airport. If I were them, I would continue on from the airport to McCarran’s Rental Car Return on Warm Springs. That would be a couple of extra miles, but would get the Monorail south of the airport (for possible expansion down the line) but also have it so that people dropping off rental cars can ride the monorail back to the airport.  Plus if during the time in they are in town, if they decide they want to rent a car, they can the monorail from the strip all the way to get their rental car.

Making up words

For my Communications class, I had to make up 3 words, along with a defination, and use it in a sentence. Here are my words for anyone interested.

  1. “Pollism” – the process of directing your message or reaction based on the latest poll.

    Hillary is against giving drivers licenses to illegal immigrations this week, but that’s due to pollism.

  2. “Black rush” – the way people shop on the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday)

    I’ll have to black rush to get the $299.00 laptop at Circuit City!

  3. “Piedout” – the result of pigging out on so much pie that you couldn’t bear to have another piece.

    Everything Thanksgiving, I get piedout of pumpkin pie

Who knows, maybe we’ll see one of these words in Webster’s newest Dictionary!

Making up words

For my Communications class, I had to make up 3 words, along with a defination, and use it in a sentence. Here are my words for anyone interested.

  1. “Pollism” – the process of directing your message or reaction based on the latest poll.

    Hillary is against giving drivers licenses to illegal immigrations this week, but that’s due to pollism.

  2. “Black rush” – the way people shop on the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday)

    I’ll have to black rush to get the $299.00 laptop at Circuit City!

  3. “Piedout” – the result of pigging out on so much pie that you couldn’t bear to have another piece.

    Everything Thanksgiving, I get piedout of pumpkin pie

Who knows, maybe we’ll see one of these words in Webster’s newest Dictionary!

Of Dinner & Desserts

So, my lovely wife decided to get take out tonight for dinner. I was working late and, as a result, she and Mikey ate dinner before I got home. When I finally got home, I warmed up dinner, grateful for her love and willingness in getting dinner for me. As I started eating, I noticed she started eating a dessert item from this food joint. I was excited for it, as I like this particular sweet treat. I finished dinner and then went to look for my dessert. I couldn’t find it anywhere. Finally, the Princess asked me what I was looking for. I told her. Guess, what. She didn’t get me one. That would have been fine, if she hadn’t sat there in front of me eating it! She laughed as I explained all this to her. I told her if she didn’t want to get me one, that’s fine. Just eat it before I got home. 🙂

Democrat Debate in Vegas

So, I was watched part of the Democrat debate at UNLV today. Quite a few things annoyed me (although I couldn’t yell at the TV as much as I wanted to as Mikey had fallen asleep on the couch downstairs. The thing that bothered me the most was when they asked each Democrat Presidential candidate if they would ask a potential nominee for the US Supreme Court if they accepted Roe V. Wade as “settled law”. Every candidate, in some form or another agreed with that notion. I do not agree with Roe V. Wade, however, the thing that bothered me is the “settled law”. Did I miss something in my Civics classes? When did the Courts get the power to pass laws? How can a Court decision be “settled law”? Where in the Constitution (including its Amendments) was the Judaical branch given that power? As I read it, only the Legislative branch has the power to make law.

Trying to take it back: Communication is not reversible

No matter how much one would like to take back a rude comment or a hurtful line, it is simply not possible. And, if your communication is aided by use of a mediated interpersonal communication device, the damage the communication can make can grow beyond measure.

Take, for example, a hypothetical example. A man is talking to his wife and tells her that she has a weird looking chin. The wife gets upset by this. The man, releasing he never should have said that, immediately tells her that he is sorry. She will most likely forgive him, but will, at least for a while, remember the comment whenever she looks in a mirror. But, while the man could not take back the comment, eventually, the memory will fade.

Now, if the same man had said the same thing about his wife in a nationally televised event, the same comment will cause greater damage. Others will ask her or comment on her chin. When she walks in a room, people will stare at her chin. The hurt and the pain will last longer. Once the memory of it starts to fade, however, someone could easily replay the original comment and, like an ice pick, stab her once again with the sudden shock of having to relive the comment.

We need to think before we speak, for our words can live forever.

(note: this is a post from a Communications class that I am taking. The Wife liked it so I reposted here)