||[Oct. 15th, 2005|04:46 pm]
The Question Club
I took a female friend shopping this afternoon. To the mall, in fact. I have this theory about female humans and shopping... I've been to the mall an unfathomable number of times with my mom and sisters, most of which are repressed from the severe trauma and so I remember a fairly reasonable number of visits instead. (Am I showing my experimenter bias? :) ) I tested my theory by going with girls from various countries to malls and department stores. (Still none from Australia... any volunteers? ;) ) All of them show the same thing, with little variance for culture - girls will stop and look at at least one item from every rack and generally take 15 minutes or more per department or store. It reaffirms my belief that is a biologically predisposed trait of all human females and not a product of culture. :)|
The girl I went with today sped past racks of everything imaginable looking for a very basic shirt for wearing under a suit to a job interview next weekend. (Which, by the way, we did not find. She's a short, thin, Japanese girl, and we were looking for a plain white shirt with no stripey things or visible seams, and a collar without a button. Harder to find than you would think. Anyway...) I'm out of shape (for me, I can still play sports for hours on end and run a 4.5 40, etc) and she's in a rowing class and an aerobics class this semester, and she got tired and wanted to sit down before I was bored of shopping (which wasn't so bad without the random-looking-at-everything, but I'm not quite to that... :) ) She also didn't "shop" like a girl, and, in fact, didn't really browse in any store until she made me go into the software store. I ended up spending $100 to her nothing (controller, two games, and preordered another game.)
Does this signal an unbalancing in the force? A possible harbinger of ultimate doom or the end of the world?
And... how many of the girls here do this stuff when they go shopping? :)
How many of the guys notice this in girls when they're leashed and collared and dragged to the mall? *flees from the girls*