The part that you refer to as humorous is certainly true IMO. But...there is the flip side. (In some case anyway.) That flip side is the woman says to the man," can I ask you a question" to which he replies, "sure." She starts talking and a couple of minutes go by as she talks and she still hasn't asked a question.
Yeah, we're wired differently. If I want to make a household purchase, like a new piece of furniture, then I need to go into some detail as to why I think we should get that piece of furniture before I ask him if he's willing to go 50/50 with me to pay for it. Makes sense, eh?