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to wish blokes would stay away from the womens sale section

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uptheamp Sat 29-Dec-12 16:26:58

getting the way and loudly voicing opinions on said articles. even worse when the line up outside the changing rooms and the women come out and 'twirl' for them.


sarahseashell Sat 29-Dec-12 16:29:33

yes ban men from all shops they can just wait outside and carry the bags

DotCottonsHairnet Sat 29-Dec-12 16:31:36

I like that suggestion - bag carrying is a special male skill smile

EuphemiaInExcelsis Sat 29-Dec-12 16:36:34

I don't get why they have to hang about - do your own shopping, go to a café, stay the fuck at home, anything!

FestiveElement Sat 29-Dec-12 16:37:24

But if they wait outside, they can't pay.

mrsjay Sat 29-Dec-12 16:37:31

where are these cheery to shop men cos in my town centre the men are always carrying bags and looking miserable unless they are under 25 and with their new girlfriends grin and id never twirl for a man Never ,

EuphemiaInExcelsis Sat 29-Dec-12 16:40:23

But if they wait outside, they can't pay.

Or have a jumper held up against them in M&S.

Whistlingwaves Sat 29-Dec-12 16:43:40

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

thebody Sat 29-Dec-12 16:45:26

Never never understand why any sane woman would take a man clothes shopping.

CailinDana Sat 29-Dec-12 16:47:22

I need DH when I'm shopping - despite his total indifference to buying clothes (even for himself) he gives very constructive criticism on what I choose and has a great eye for what will suit me. I would go so far as to say that he's the best shopping partner I've ever had. He does comment loudly on things he doesn't like though, sorry about that!

mrsjay Sat 29-Dec-12 16:47:46

Or have a jumper held up against them in M&S.

I bloody love that I did saw an older gent with his wife and she was holding up a jumper last weekend saying oh that is nice john it is lovely, John was not impressed grin

Whatdoiknowanyway Sat 29-Dec-12 16:47:48

Don't understand the problem. I value my husband's opinion and he values mine. We've been shopping together for 25 years. Am I supposed to leave him at home? You'd think someone would have told me before now!

Autumnchill Sat 29-Dec-12 16:50:39

My husband is an excellent shopper! Been out today and got shoes and jewellery to go with a dress for NYE and if he tells me it looks good (or crap), he is usually right.

TapirAroundTheChristmasTree Sat 29-Dec-12 16:53:10

I rate my dh's opinion of clothing quite highly, he has much better taste than I do, and is able to steer me away from the more frumpish clothes that I may decide to buy.

Plus he carries the bags - totally invaluable wink

EuphemiaInExcelsis Sat 29-Dec-12 16:55:18

Omg DH would drive me nuts at the shops! He'd try to come up with something suitable to say about clothes, but he's so clueless he'd get it wrong and annoy me.

I value his opinion on everything apart from clothes shopping!

thegreylady Sat 29-Dec-12 16:55:25

My dh would rather have all his teeth polled by a mad monkey with pliers than go sales shopping grin

RedToothbrush Sat 29-Dec-12 16:55:49

I like to go shopping WITH my DH. Round the men's and women's sections.

He's actually a decent judge of clothes and can pick out things for me as he actually interested and knows what suits me - you know like female friends stereotypically do. Or should we be banning female friends too as they also get in the way and slow the changing rooms down even more. There's nothing worse than women nattering together in the changing rooms and trying on the same things eight thousand times, in eight different combinations.

Going with my DH takes the stress out of shopping - he doesn't just trail around the shops, looking bored or carrying bags. Not to mention if I was on my own, I'd take three times as long and get in three times as many people's way.

Actually, thinking about it, I think we should just ban shops altogether and make everyone shop for everything online.

YABU. And sexist.

Lueji Sat 29-Dec-12 16:58:28

What about when groups of women descend on the changing rooms?

I'd rather have men around tbh.

EuphemiaInExcelsis Sat 29-Dec-12 16:59:01

It's not sexist - I wouldn't want women trailing round the men's shops either.

MoomieAndFreddie Sat 29-Dec-12 17:00:43

i agree OP

they just stand around getting in the way

stay at home fucksakes hmm

peaceandlovebunny Sat 29-Dec-12 17:01:29

shopping centres should have man-creches.

misread the title as 'Jewish men should stay away from women's sales sections' and thought that was a bit unfair, but wondered what they'd been up to...had a kind of 'orthodox father ted' image in my head...

mrsjay Sat 29-Dec-12 17:02:35

it so is not sexist to not want a man trailing around Id rather stick pins in my eyes than go clothes shopping with my husband he is a PITA and so fussy it takes sooo long ,

Fakebook Sat 29-Dec-12 17:04:20

Oh dear. I have to admit I hold jumpers up against DH to measure if they fit across his shoulders blush.

In our relationship, DH is the one who I have to follow around so he chooses something wearable. I go sales shopping for MY clothes by myself without DH and sprogs.

So I don't know if you're being u or not. I suppose all these women with men could go shopping alone, unless they're scared. Twirls can be done via Skype.

NaokHoHoHo Sat 29-Dec-12 17:06:35

I take DP shopping. He has good taste. He sits on a chair (if provided) while I try stuff on, then tells me what he thinks when I come out of the cubicle. If I brought a female friend instead she'd do the same. So how is he in the way? You're probably joking but I'm grumpy.

AmazingBouncingBabyJesus Sat 29-Dec-12 17:06:42

Some men are great at shopping. Unfortunately mine isn't. He instantly morphs into Angry Mode within 20 feet of retail premises, if he's in a really good shopping mood he'll at best act like a 14 year old boy.

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