Impossible question

Hello all.

I have been asked this by mate mate via email, and need some help.

It is very obscure, so here goes:

Question:
 More men than women do this, but what is it?

Clues:
 The easy option
 When they don't want to do something
 It's not good to talk
 Only over the last few years has this really been possible
 40 hours a week?
 Its in the words..
 They could do this face to face but they dont
 You can predict the answer
 Short


Some wrong answers:

Learn to fly
leave their dirty clothes on the floor
go to the pub on their own
read newspapers
break the speed limit
pick their nose
forget to send anniversary card
buy something new instead of repairing
go to the dry cleaners
sear, shave
pick their toes
cry
leave the toilet seat up.
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Infinity08Commented:
work at an assemby line in the factory ?
unemployment ?
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ramiseesniblicAuthor Commented:
Don't know if that really fits the clues?
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ADSaundersCommented:
Hi ramiseesniblic,
text messaging?

Regards .. Alan
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Dufo G. BelskiRetired bureaucrat/desktop supportCommented:
Yeah, it's probably text messaging or emailing.  The 40 hours a week indicates it's done during the workweek, so it's probably emailing the boss rather than asking a question face to face.
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ramiseesniblicAuthor Commented:
Umm..

Somehow, email or texting seams too obvious.

Any more ideas?

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jitendra_wadhwaniCommented:
SMS...
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Dufo G. BelskiRetired bureaucrat/desktop supportCommented:
Email or texting fits all the clues.
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ramiseesniblicAuthor Commented:
please explane how they fil all the clues?
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Dufo G. BelskiRetired bureaucrat/desktop supportCommented:
OK, maybe I can't quite explain them all.

The easy option...doesn't require getting up from your desk
 When they don't want to do something...not sure abt  this 1
 It's not good to talk...or raher, you'd prefer not to talk
 Only over the last few years has this really been possible...texting is fairly new technology
 40 hours a week?...you do it at work
 Its in the words...the words you type
 They could do this face to face but they dont...text rather than face to face
 You can predict the answer...not sure about this one
 Short...txt msg
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ADSaundersCommented:
Hi,

More men than women do this, but what is it? -> Another statistic, but I think I've read that this is true)

The easy option ->Well, it is.
 When they don't want to do something-> Don't want to spend a lot of time on the phone
 It's not good to talk -> 'It's good to talk' was a slogan for a telecom co. (not talk ... text)
 Only over the last few years has this really been possible -> technology
 40 hours a week? -> dunno, might be some statistic or other
 Its in the words.. -> as it says
 They could do this face to face but they dont -> ditto
 You can predict the answer -> predictive texting (spelling)
 Short -> SMS (Short Messaging System)

In other words, as I said, Text Messaging.

.. Alan

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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
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jerryb30Commented:
On-Line sex on companyy computers.
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mightyoneCommented:
autoreply option on emailing
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Atdhe NuhiuCommented:
Dump partners by email or txt
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jitendra_wadhwaniCommented:
SMS SMS SMS..
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jitendra_wadhwaniCommented:
Email
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ramiseesniblicAuthor Commented:
UPDATE:  More clues:

Office, shop, taxi... could be anywhere like here?

Technology
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ADSaundersCommented:
Definitely texting (SMS)
.. Alan
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ramiseesniblicAuthor Commented:
What about:

Registering with on-line dating agencies (or something like that)

http://www.pearmatch.co.uk/personals/internet-dating.html

Comments?
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Aramis11Commented:
Shorter yet:  IM
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PaulCaswellCommented:
Propose by text message.
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PaulCaswellCommented:
Take a look here:

http://www.wiltshiresgwrfm.co.uk/win/article/1795da41-76dc-465c-973d-070d53416253

The wrong-answers look slightly familliar ...

More clues read:

CLUE 1: Superior
CLUE 2: Not many words
CLUE 3: Send a note
CLUE 4: When you're not going to be around?
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maramomCommented:
Text messaging sure seems to fit, but what about something a bit more specific, like delegating duties to someone else through messaging?
=>The easy option
=> When they don't want to do something
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muso120999Commented:
I think it's texting, but looking at these clues again...

> =>The easy option

SMTP - *Simple* Mail Transfer Protocol


> => When they don't want to do something

Autoresponder (as mightyone said earlier)


Email would better fit with "40 hours" too, as it's not uncommon to use email at work.
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ramiseesniblicAuthor Commented:
Well.. It appears to be linked to the http://www.wiltshiresgwrfm.co.uk/win/article/1795da41-76dc-465c-973d-070d53416253 site.

Shall we see if someone here could win it?

it appears to be worth £1,000 (GBP)



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PaulCaswellCommented:
Throw a sickie.

I.E Take a day off just because you cant be bothered to go to work.
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ramiseesniblicAuthor Commented:
By email ?

Office, shop, taxi... could be anywhere like here?

Suppose.
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jitendra_wadhwaniCommented:
Phone call
Mobile..
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jitendra_wadhwaniCommented:
Call by mobile
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Atdhe NuhiuCommented:
Listen to their iMusicPlayerOfChoice
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ramiseesniblicAuthor Commented:
Answer:

http://www.wiltshiresgwrfm.co.uk/win/article/1795da41-76dc-465c-973d-070d53416253

Texting their boss to say they won't be coming in to work.
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PaulCaswellCommented:
What's my cut of the prize money? ;-)
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