Why do women hate shopping with men?

Bored man sitting with shopping bags while woman by clothes rack in the backgroundOk ladies so the lovely Munir told us how men feel when they come shopping with us, he even gave us some great suggestions on how to keep our men happy. But what about how we feel?

There is something about shopping that gets our blood pumping. Whether you have an eye for things and are able to find what you want first time round or even if you’re a browser the end result is the same, we simply love to shop. It’s as though it is ingrained in us from birth.

My advice is man up, carry the bags with dignity and suffer your woman’s questions because if you don’t we both know she has the ability to make you suffer for the rest of the day and evening.

Taking this into consideration how do women feel when the man in their life joins them? I took the liberty of asking a few friends of mine and here’s what I found out. The consensus was they are sick to death of all the whining, of them dragging their feet and killing that lovely euphoric feeling we get. Instead of getting on with it they sigh and huff in every single shop, immediately trying to find somewhere to sit. One of my friends asked “Are you all that unfit you cannot stand or walk properly?”

Of course Christmas shopping brings a whole new set of challenges for our male counter parts. We know they hate queuing, as they hate traffic jams but is throwing mini tantrums really the way to get around it? My advice is man up, carry the bags with dignity and suffer your woman’s questions because if you don’t we both know she has the ability to make you suffer for the rest of the day and evening. Would it not be easier and less hassle to simply put on a brave face and at least pretend you are interested?

“If you want more than a lump of coal as your Christmas present don’t moan and act like a 5 year old.”

The other thing I found out when chatting with the girls is how frustrated they get with the complaining but yet they are expected to buy his families Christmas presents. How is this fair they asked? It’s not easy figuring out what to buy for people specially when it is not your family you are buying for. Add in the man not wanting to get involved at all and you have one stressed female. And as I’ve heard time and time again men hate it when their women are stressed because they know sooner or later that negative attention is going to fall on them. Dog house ring any bells?

According to the men Munir spoke to “We will give you as much money as you want to spend but please let us go and sit down somewhere whilst you are shopping….” Well I really wouldn’t recommend giving your woman as much money as she wants because a lot will go way over budget out of spite. Try suggesting she goes shopping with a friend instead and if you really cannot get out of it weather the storm. Don’t moan, or sigh or huff like a child because it will only get her hackles up. This is especially important if you want her to do your Christmas shopping for you. On a final note one of the ladies I spoke to said “If you want more than a lump of coal as your Christmas present don’t moan and act like a 5 year old.”

Leonnie Turner-Bruce
About the author

Leonnie has worked with the WATC team for over 5 years. Leonnie also runs her own Design company www.destinydesigns.co.uk.

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