I just read a post on Preppy Mama’s blogspot about her TJ Maxx shopping trip (how her husband waits in the car while she dashes into TJ Maxx to find the BEST shoes). I love that story!!
So…… why don’t they have “Man Centers” in stores like TJ Maxx? If they would only set a small section aside near the front of the store with a few comfortable chairs, a TV, a vending machine and free coffee, all the men could hang out while the women shopped.
My husband gets excited when we go to a Michael’s and they have a “Man Bench” out front. He just brings a book and reads while I shop. After 18 years he finally learned that when I say “I will be just a few minutes” that it really means “you are going to have to hunker down and sit here for at least an hour…. next time bring snacks”.
They don’t even have to make the Man Center super nice. My husband is perfectly content to hang out in an auto repair shop waiting area where he can sit in a very uncomfortable hard plastic chair, watch a tiny TV, and drink gas station coffee out of a coffee pot that looks like it hasn’t been cleaned since 1985.