When us women enter boutique shops, our eyes wander from one piece of clothing to another until we find that thing-we-are-not-really-looking-for but may likewise be the thing-we-desire-to-have-once-we-see-it. When men enter boutique shops with their girlfriend/mother/sister/wife/girl-friend, they only see one thing: that piece of furniture that would provide solace while inside a woman’s world.
Whether it’s an aesthetically designed piece of art or a plain ordinary stool, as long as it obediently serves it purpose, it should be good enough for the men. Whenever A voluntarily (emphasis on the word volunteer) accompanies me to such boutiques, he finds his way to that furniture of comfort while I straddle my way to the clothing racks. It wouldn’t matter to him how long I linger to the store so long as his back is rested on a comfortable couch.
As a matter of respect and consideration to men who patiently escorts their girl, and sometimes even pay for whatever sort of bauble a woman want in that store, here’s what A proposes: for a certifying body to be formed by a private sector to inspect and likewise certify boyfriend-friendly stores across the country. A sign that reads “Boyfriend Friendly Store” will be hanged to boutique shops that charmingly secure a special place only for the men while inside a woman’s world.
Some noteworthy boyfriend-friendly stores: