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This Woman Asked Her Boyfriend For A Paper Clip And Got A Lesson On Gender

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Nov. 18 2019, Updated 2:39 p.m. ET

Look, people are different, and there's no need to make generalizations based on gender. But sometimes it's fun to. Because let's face it, that age-old adage men are from Mars, women are from Venus has a little bit of truth to it. Social media is making it even clearer that men tend to be the complete opposite of women in a lot of areas of life — from how they caption their Instagram posts or how they seem to manage to live in organized chaos. Now, this doesn't mean that women aren't messy, or that a guy can't write a touching message on Instagram, but you get the picture. 

Luckily, there are plenty of examples to prove that some guys can be the so stereotypically male, it's actually funny.  

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Like in this tweet about how men caption Instagram posts obscenely, while women seem to actually want to keep their partners:

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Or this one, about how men are physically and psychically unprepared to pick out a simple pair of leggings:

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But this tweet from Twitter user @CiaraTobin may be the simplest iteration of the genre ever. She shared text messages with her boyfriend Riley, in which she asks for a paper clip and ends up discovering more than she wants to know about his organizational habits:

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I'm gonna be honest, this isn't that far off from how I store my office supplies, but I still find Tobin's loving exasperation with her man very funny.

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And everyone else finds it extremely relatable, because they've lived it (both men and women):

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At least one other person had a similar story saved and ready to go:

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Maybe there are two:

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Wherever you are on the gender spectrum, you know if this is you.

Now, where are my paper clips?

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