You know, I watch those commercials where a couple is getting ready and the girl points out a stain on the boy’s shirt, and while she’s off finding a new shirt for him, he puts on a tie to try to cover it up – or where she asks him if he wants to get changed before they go out and so he stands up and turns his shirt inside out…and I think, I know that’s the stereotype, but are most boys really like that? After a recent conversation with some friends, I have concluded that YES, boys ARE really like that.
It all started when one of the guys was telling a story about a time when he was buying a Speedo and had to go try it on (that’s another story in and of itself!). As he was describing the whole ordeal, one question kept plaguing me. Finally, I asked.
“So, when you say you tried it on, how exactly do boys try on Speedos?” (because I’m thinking, do you wear whitey-tighties when you know you’re going to try on a Speedo? do you just try it on over your boxers?)
“What do you mean? I just tried it on.”
At which point another girlfriend jumped in and explained.
“Well, when girls try on swimsuits, the rule is posted in the dressing rooms that you must try on over your underwear.”
“And we even have these protective strips in the bottom of the swimsuit.”
More blank stares.
And then my friend asks what all of us girls are thinking:
“Don’t you even wonder about whose crotch has been where yours is right now?”
“Nope, not really.”
“Well, you at least washed it before you wore it, right?”
Now I’m sure my male friends are reading this completely confused at why I would even devote a blog to this topic. But you girls understand what I’m saying, right?
Yet another way that girls and boys are different…very different.