Doooh’s Picture of the day
We did a bit of shopping this past weekend and it never ceases to amaze me at how well woman shop. I think they’re born that way! Ya ya ya, I know, no major breakthrough here, but I have some observations on the topic that I wanted to get out.

When women shop, they completely “get into it”. They are in their zone. Once they are in that zone, there is nothing that will distract them from what they are there to do, shop. You can spot these particular people by them leaving their cart (or stroller, or other kids, or whatever) in the middle of the isle completely blocking anyone else from walking by. The only way to bring them back from this zone is to either bump into them, or smash into their cart (or stollerstroller, etc…) or god-forbid, speak to them and ask them to move the fuck out of your way so you can get by. And when you do such a thing, you see their brain snap back into proper functioning mode and in most cases they excuse themselves and move out of the way. Men on the other hand, are completely aware of their environment when they shop. They know and see every little thing around them. For the most part they are courteous to other shoppers, they try not to block isles and or shelves etc, while looking at stuff. If someone comes near, then typically they give them some room to maneuver. Women completely block out everything and everyone around them. All they see are the products they happen to be looking at. They are comparing prices of competing products, and evaluating every little aspect of every product they look at. They read all of the labels, they know whats in it and how to use it even before they consider taking it off the shelf to look at. When men go shopping they are looking for something particular and thats it. “I need a litre of motor oil”. They go into a store, locate the correct isle to gather such an item then grab the first one that jumps out at them as something to satisfy the need to get some oil. They don’t necessarily look at or care about brands, or their contents. They pick the correct grade and go. A woman would evaluate all of the different brands and their prices and the size of the products and pick the one that gives you the biggest quantity for your dollar. “A litre of oil is $1.35, but if you buy a 4 litre jug of oil, it only costs $4.00”. The man just knows that he needs a litre of oil, and thats what he gets. In most cases they barely read the labels and in alot more cases, when requested by their wives, or girlfriends to pick something up for them, returned with the wrong thing altogether, because they don’t read the labels. They see a bottle of shampoo, yup its in a bottle that looks like what we have at home, therefore it must be the right stuff. Nope, you were supposed to get the shampoo for hair that has been coloured and that has green ho-hobbo beans in it, but not the “2 in one” kind! Doooh, I should have read the label (where does it say all that again?) and if that wasn’t there, you should have gotten the shampoo in the green bottle by that French artist named Pierre who is really a great hair stylist!!!

Men seem to work at a more “base-level” than women. A man needs shampoo. He goes to the store, hits the isle of shampoos and picks the first one that he recognizes or that is being advertized on the shelf as being on sale. He barely looks at the label, and in most cases relies on pure luck as far as his selection being “correct”. Is this shampoo that I have selected one that I can wash my hair with? Yes. Then it is good enough. A woman would never be able to purchase anything on such a simplistic criteria. Not only must that shampoo be something she is familiar with, but it must be for “her” hair type, and be of a particular scent that she likes, and must be on sale and be of sufficient quantity to be worthy of paying such an outrageous price for, etc. Don’t get me wrong here everyone. I’m not criticizing women and their shopping habits. I am simply making observations and recognizing and appreciating the differences between mens and womens’ shopping prowess. Men are defintelydefinitely from Mars and women are from Venus, or is that Walmart!


A man joins a big corporate empire as a trainee.
On his very first day of work, he dials the pantry and shouts into the phone – “Get me a coffee, quickly!”

The voice from the other side responded, “You fool you’ve dialed the wrong extension! Do you know who you’re talking to, dumbo?”

“No,” replied the trainee.

“It’s the CEO of the company, you fool!”

The trainee shouts back, “And do YOU know who YOU are talking to, you fool?!”

“No.” replied the CEO indignantly.

“Good!” replied the trainee, and puts down the phone.


4 Responses to “Shopping”

  1. Phil McCracken Says:

    A standup comic said it best one time:

    “Men will spend $2 for a $1 item that he needs. Women will spend $1 for a $2 item she doesn’t need.”

  2. dooohhead Says:

    How true is that Phil!

  3. HG Says:

    Ignore Phil…he exagerates there!!! *L*

    Shop?? Shop?? Dayum, Doooh… I’m turning into one of those shopper people… argh!!!

  4. dooohhead Says:

    I’m sure HG, that it all comes naturally for ya…LOL

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