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Let’s Go Shopping, She Said; It’ll Be Fun, She Said

There ought to be rules when men and women shop together.

Ken Kayse
9 min readJun 8, 2022


This is a picture of a woman standing by a white mid-length counter in a retail store shopping for — your guess is as good as any.
Photo by Korie Cull on Unsplash

As a people watcher, I have seen many characters pass in front of my eyes over the years. They come in all shapes and sizes — some with earrings and necklaces, others with tattoos and spiked hair. There’s nothing wrong with any of them — to each his own, as they say.

People are very much like peacocks in one regard, they feel the need to stand out as an individual to capture attention. Some are vociferous protestors, some are glamourous, and some are unabashed in their attempt at decency. Others are just doing their thing and want to finish whatever it is they are doing so they can go home and crash.

That’s pretty typical for our society. It adds a certain variety of responses one can expect to any given situation. I find that to be a healthy experience because I never know how people will react to a certain set of circumstances — they are all different.

Take shopping, for instance.

It is an important regular occurrence in everyone’s lives because we run out of necessities like milk, bread, toilet paper, and all sorts of knick-knacks, and paddy-wacks, and give the dog a bone.

Ladies use shopping jaunts as a release of sorts. It gives them a chance to get out of the house, cleanse their energy and focus, and maybe even get lucky and find a sale on something they’ve been waiting on buying for a while.

On the other hand, we have the men.

When a guy goes into any store, you can bet he isn’t there to shop. He’s there to buy! Place a man in a shopping mall with all those retail stores surrounding him and, the next thing you know, you will find him next to the indoor playground, sitting on a bench, trying not to be seen.

If you see that guy when you go shopping, go up to him, shake his hand and ask him to stand up. When he does, start leading him to the exit because he is suffering from claustrophobia from having to wait for his wife to finish shopping.



Ken Kayse

When Life knocks you down, be a rubber ball and bounce up. I enjoy creativity and I love life! I write for fun and I live in the present. Try it you’ll like it.