Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Purses vs. Wallets or Venus vs. Mars or Women vs. Men

Jon was commenting on how heavy my purse is. Then he said, "How come men can carry a wallet and have everything they need tucked away in their back pocket, while you women need a huge purse where you can never really find anything anyway, then spend tons of time looking for your wallet to pay for whatever it is you have to pay for?" I very simply said, "I use my purse as a weapon when I'm not fishing out tissue packs for your runny nose, cough drops for your scratchy throat, or my eyeglasses to better see your handsome face."

At this point, the conversation ended quite abruptly as Jon's eyes glazed over. I'm not sure if I got him on the purse-as-a-weapon part of our conversation or the handsome face part. All I can tell you is, my heavy purse has never been mentioned again.


lightly said...

yes as i always say, women are stupid. They always assume men are more complex ed than they are.
we know how to make small talk we just don't know how to shut you women up.
"the bag is heavy" then we add a bit of peanut comments to show we care. we switch off at this point so whatever you say is null and void, if you go on too long we just glaze over. we try not bring up topics that get us glazing over, been there, done that, got glazed over.

we try our best to never ever get involved with your bag, try not comment on the fact we put everything in our pockets (including the remote)

Pamela Beers. said...

To quote Mae West, "Is that a remote in your pocket or are you just glad to see me."

Hm-m-m, I may put Jon's remote in my purse when I go out. Ah-h, sweet revenge.

Randy Johnson said...

Jon clearly needs a lesson on the physics of women’s pants. Hasn’t he ever seen a woman shimmy into, or out of a pair of Levis? Those pockets are just for show. Once they’re on, you couldn’t shove a dime into a pair of 501’s. And if a woman did have the foresight to put a wallet in her pocket before getting dressed, she would have to take her pants off every time she needed a dollar. …thus the purse.

Pamela Beers. said...

Good point, Randy. A lot of my summer shorts and capris have no pockets.

itsmecissy said...

Mr. itsme wants a manbag aka a "murse." He has no quarrel with his feminine side. Besides, I'm getting tired of having to lug around his glasses, wallet, keys, etc. in my backpack/purse for him.

Pamela Beers. said...

Mr. itsme sounds like a gem of a guy. I like the idea of a "murse". You really ought to market that. I think you're on to something big, itsme.