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EST. May 2000 (AD)




Do You Know When to Give Up? Take our Quiz!

By Sharon Grehan-Howes

After a fantastic date with a terrific guy, you leave him a message and he doesn't call back


a) Discuss it with your friends. You all decide he's frightened of the intensity of his feelings then call him back every hour on the hour.

b) Tell everyone he's gay.

Which motto would you most likely have as a bumper sticker?

a) I'm OK you're better.

b) The end justifies the means.

Your job interviewer says there aren't any positions available at the moment


a) Thank her for her time and send her a card afterward.

b) Tell her you'll wait in the lobby

You've been on a diet for a week and haven't lost a pound


a) Vow to workout in combination with the diet

b) Eat a pound of chocolates and tell your children there is no Santa Claus

You decide to brush up on your French at night school and get a D


a) Congratulate yourself on at least trying.

b) Get the teacher fired, change the D to a B and pass the hat at work for a grad gift.

After twelve years of living together your boyfriend refuses to pop the question


a) Decide that you will only give him 15 more years and then that's it.

b) Leave, take his CD's and put an ad in the Pennysaver advertising free pedigree puppies using his telephone number.

You get in a huge fight with your best friend, and she says the friendship is finished.


a) Accept that sometimes people say things in anger and that after a cooling off period you'll give her a call.

b) Phone everyone you know to tell them she is a kleptomaniac, make brand new better-looking friends and walk past her house twice a night.


If you answered a to questions 1, 4, 6 then give yourself 536 points, If you answered b to questions 1, 4, 6 but also answered b to 2 then give yourself 6, 823 points. If you answered a to questions 2 and 5 and b to questions 4 and 6 but answered to a to 5 then give yourself 8,746 points but subtract 18 points. If you answered b to all questions then multiply 17,059 by 6 and divide by 27. Subtract this number from 954,256 and add 7 to the remainder.


DISCLAIMER: This is a parody of women's magazines so don't come crying to us if you starved to death on one of our diets or you took out your liver by mistake. Unless otherwise noted all material © 2000 - 2018 Sharon Grehan-Howes ( aka Sharon Jeffcock ) Happy Woman Magazine All Rights Reserved