Men made history Friday when two world leaders, President Barack Obama of the United States and President Hassan Rouhani of Iran, agreed to simply discuss their problems instead of losing their tempers and just blowing each other up.
“I’ve been really irritated with some of the things that Iran has been doing lately,” said Obama. “I had started constructing plans of war, and while I was writing the threat to President Rouhani, it just hit me – what if we just had a discussion and tried to work out our issues like adults? We would save so much time, money, and so many lives, so I proposed the idea to Rouhani, and he agreed.”
The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, weighed in on the incident as well.
“Men have a reputation for losing their temper and getting violent when they’re angry (and they call us emotional!) So this phone call was a breath of fresh air, a real milestone for men. Barack set a great example today.”
Iran’s First Lady, Sahebeh, also commented on the matter.
“I was very proud of my husband for taking Obama’s phone call. It was a very wise and mature decision. I think it may have changed him – I angered him earlier, and instead of giving me lashes, he talked to me about his feelings. I was very impressed.”
Other countries are catching on – President Bashar al-Asad of Syria is scheduled to meet with the leader of the rebels, and there are even rumors of peace talks between Israel and Palestine. North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, also considered trying discussion before violence, but then he realized that he’s already all talk.