We interrupt this blog with breaking news, the very import of which is sure to rattle the foundations of contemporary society as we have come to know it. Are you ready? Are you sitting down?
Men are better shoppers than women!
You heard it here first. Men, give yourselves a pat on the back. If you are in the company of other men...chest-bump.
Who knew. Personally I detest shopping. But then when I stop to think of it I detest it because I usually go shopping with my wife. And shopping with the wife can be a long and arduous process because we're not shopping for US. We're shopping for HER. My idea of shopping is going on-line to Amazon.com. Hell, I don't even have to leave home, let alone the couch.
But a study released last week revealed that even though women shop more frequently, they're more likely to come home empty-handed after a shopping trip. (Whew!) Big surprise there. They've already got everything they already need. My wife's closet(s) can attest to that!
Meanwhile, (and no euphemisms here) men apparently have " an in and out, no messing about approach" and purchase items within 26 minutes of spotting them. I don't know who exactly timed these guys but I read this on the internet so it has to be true.
I can see how this makes sense. Think about it. Women already have all the clothes, shoes, handbags and potato peelers they need. When they shop they're looking at things they already have.
Men, however - according to the study conducted by the firm Austin Reed - are more focused, efficient and know what they want. And they tend to shop for items that will last them for several years.
Works for me. I remember buying my big screen TV in less than 15 minutes; a set of golf clubs within 10 minutes and a laptop five minutes after I'd walked into Best Buy. And tube sox and underwear at WalMart bought and bagged within 3 minutes flat.
Yep. Focused. Efficient. Items that will last.
Complete with an overdraft on my credit card.
Honey, can you lend me $30. I need more tube socks.