Shopping for Patience

December 13, 2013

in the generous life

From The Generous Wife archive:

My husband and I were out shopping today and we both noticed a number of folks who were … well, they were impatient with their spouses. I know it’s the season to be hurried and stressed, but I’m thinking our spouses are worth a little good treatment, yes, a little patience. 

It might be a good idea to slow down some and remember how much you really value your husband.  He’s not like you.  He marches to the beat of a different drummer.  He’s not going to shop like you.  He may not spot the deals as easily as you.  He may not understand your priorities.  He may be “time challenged” or “shopping challenged” or any of a host of other “challenging” differences.

Take a breath.  Remember how special he is and how much you love him.  Slow down.  Smile.  Give him a holiday kiss.

If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.  A.A. Milne

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brian December 13, 2015 at 3:06 am

men and women do shop differently.

stores have known that for years – have you ever noticed that men’s depts in the mall dept stores are always right near the exits?

men get in and get out. they hunt, find the target, shoot it, bag it and move on. mission accomplished. next item on the list to get?

women are more grazers – wandering about looking at things, in no particular hurry.

this applies to dept. stores…mostly bec/ men are not interested in clothes and such.

in contrast, a man can get lost for hours in a Cabellas, looking all around, taking it in and in no rush. women – not so much.

so it boils down to what interests the male/female shopper – women who are more interested in things like clothes, makeup, perfume, home items….dept stores are their thing. men who don’t have as much interest in the thread count of sheets and findin that perfect set of towels to match the shower curtains … can get lost for hours while looking at all the variations of lures for fly fishing.

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