Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Men: Shop Alone!

So I was in The Gap the other night and noticed several guys being led around the store by women partners - wives, girlfriends, etc. And by "being led around" I mean being told what to buy. Women just do not understand how most straight men shop.

Men are hunters in the forests and the battlefields, not the discount bins. That's women's territory. We search and scour for food and survivors, not sweater sets. I couldn't help but overhear four conversations while walking through the store. Here are lines I picked up while eavesdropping (all spoken by women to their forlorn male counterparts):

Woman #1: Just try it on.

Woman #2: I love it - you're getting it.

Woman #3: But, it's what you want.

Woman #4: Just do it.

Not many women read my blog, but for those who do, let me tell you that most men shop just like The BF - rarely and quickly. They know what they want, go in to the store, see it, buy it, leave. There's not alot of trying on, checking out fits in the mirror, choosing colours, etc.

We save our hunting abilities for other things. And not all of them are respectable either.


  1. You post is right on. I was used to drag by my mom, sister and female friends for clothes shopping and it took some patience to go through it. It would only take 1/10 of the time to do it by myself.

    Been reading your blog for a while and decide to leave my first comment. Actually, just found out acciently that our birthdays are the same day!

  2. Wow. I think I've used the same lines that Woman #1, #2,and #4 have used with Richard.

  3. Being someone who has worked in fashion retailing, married/partnered men were the easiest people to help because they always agreed with everything the wife/girlfriend/CSR wanted just to escape the experience of shopping.

  4. John refuses to shop so I just go to the store, grab a bunch of stuff in his size and leave it in a bag by his computer!