Friday, March 23, 2007

big ones, small ones......

How do they do it? Women, I mean. They have to haul around those humongous appendages and still manage to stay upright. Some of them carry so much weight that you have to wonder how their backs don’t collapse from the strain. Sure some of them carry smaller versions of the usual, but even they have to contend with the unbalanced posture that often results. And it’s not like they have no choice--going smaller is an option available to any of them if they would only give up the notion that bigger is better. And it’s not like they really need all that extra load they carry. How many of them actually use all they’re carrying around. Common sense would seem to indicate that they should downsize to smaller versions and take some of the debilitating load off their backs. How many of you guys have wanted to rush to the aid of one those women, grab a couple hands full, and lift up to help her out. Only cultural propriety prevents us from doing so. And the possiblity of arrest through the misunderstanding of our chivalrous intentions.

Perhaps a change in popular culture and fashion is the only way that women will be saved from themselves. Convincing them that getting smaller won’t turn the guys away may be the solution. Guys really, honestly, don’t care how big or small they are, just that they are usuable when needed. And they don’t have to be covered with anything fancy; unadorned utility will suffice just fine. The smaller versions might even eliminate the need for special clasps and closures that make access to the treasures held inside sometimes difficult to get to. Come on guys,admit it, you don’t really pay much attention to them anyway unless she’s got something special that catches your eye that you just have to touch and caress. If she’ll let you. Women are so touchy about sharing something so personal.

But having raised all those points, I have to admit being grateful that Mary carries an ample example of the aforementioned. Many times when I least expect it she will offer up a handful of what I need. She is always prepared to share her largesse with me. Sometimes I have to ask, but even then she will bring forth the desired result. I am certainly one of the lucky ones to benefit from her generosity and willingness to share. She, like most females, insists that large is better than small. After all, the larger her PURSE, the more likely she will have everything she, or any man, could ever want or need.

3 comments:

The Rev. Dr. Kate said...

Very clever - this was my laugh for today! And some of us have them in every color -along with the shoes to match!

Sunflower Optimism said...

Well, since my husband won't stoop to carrying a "man bag" it's a good thing I have large ones! They're stuffed, of course, with lots of kleenex ;-)

Oh great One said...

Very clever!