It happens when you're least expecting it... you're out shopping with your girlfriend, and suddenly she thrusts her purse at you.
"Here hold this," she says. And it sounds so reasonable... so why does it look so ridiculous?
I'm sorry Snoop... it happens to the best of us.
I had a strict no-purse-holding policy when I got married. Then my wife thrust her purse on me in an emergency once. I countered with, "I don't want to hold your purse." She just said, "I have to go to the bathroom, I'll be right back." What a genius reply!
At no point did she engage me on the core issue here: how holding her purse publicly drained me of my manhood in front of all of my fellow shoppers. Although to be honest: I had probably conceded all of my manhood when I agreed to go shopping with her in the first place.
I'll explain in a later post why I care so much about publicly holding someone else's purse. But first, I'd like to get a sense for how widespread the problem is.
Men of Mancouch: have you ever been forced to publicly hold your girlfriend's purse? (If it was your mom's purse, you get a free pass - unless you're over 18, in which case I strongly suggest you not tell people about your sordid past.).
Women of Mancouch: do you ever thrust your purses on your unsuspecting partner? Is it part of a conspiracy to emasculate your man? Please explain why women do this!!