Men on the Outside Waiting
I was driving by in a car looking at a Balboa Island scene that struck me as
kind of funny. There is one women’s boutique on the island that always has their
display window open (yea, anybody could grab the stuff and run,) The items they
sell are big, bold, and appeal to a certain kind of gal, not to everyone, and
generally not to teens.
Outside is a public bench where men sit, waiting, and not really knowing what to
look at. If they stare straight ahead, they see knitted purses, sparkly belts,
big, floppy hats, draped scarves, necklaces with starfish, high heels with
sequins… it is so feminine–and so boring for the guys!
Wouldn’t it be perfect if the proprietor placed a flat screen TV amongst the
women’s paraphernalia broadcasting the day’s best sports? The guys would be
totally immersed, and they’d love to let women shop. You could just hear the
conversation…”Sure honey, you look great… Touchdown!”