Girl walks out with two big white paper bags and runs into her boyfriend, Guy 1, who is waiting in line with Guy 2, a friend from work. Guy 1 leaves the line and kisses girl and takes her shopping bags from her...
Girl: (Still on a high after the intense retail situation, and a little bit flustered that Guy 1 saw her loaded with stuff) Sweetie! Have you been waiting long outside? I got some ties and a couple of scarves, and charged it to my mom's credit card! It's crazy in there!
Guy 1: Yeah, we just sneaked out to buy a few ties...
Guy 2: Not me, I'm going to burn my bank account, and make it wish it never existed!
Guy 1: Oh hey, you've met ____ before right? (He introduces his friend to his girlfriend and they exchange pleasantries)
Guy 1 to Guy 2: Hey, I'll just get ___ into a cab, and I'll go grab a sandwich at the corner, do you want one too?
Guy 2: Nah, I'm ok. Go ahead.
(Guy 1 comes back after a couple of minutes and complains about the expensive tomato and cheese sandwich to Guy 2)
Guy 2: Hey man! You're girlfriend bought a lot in there!
Guy 1: Yeah, seven ties man! And like 5 scarves. That's a lot!
Guy 2: What is she going to do with seven ties?
Guy 1: Gifts probably...for her dad I guess...She shops a lot...
Guy 2: You gotta be ready for that, you're gonna marry her!
Guy 1: Uhmmm, yeah, I guess. Well, probably...
Guy 2: Probably?!
Guy 1: I mean, we've been together four years...but I'm not that sure yet...
At this moment, I realized how men view women's shopping habits! Suddenly, I felt sorry for the girl who had no idea those shopping bags became points against her. Lucky the girl who finds a guy who does not feel threatened by the exchange of goods and cash, and appreciates the thrill coming from the simple swipe of a credit card!
Lesson Learned: Never let your partner catch you shopping up a storm. Not at the Hermès sample sale at least, where ties are a little over $100, scarves are $225, and coin purses are $300-$600.