|Once upon a time, we took the same approach to raising girls as we do to programming Roombas.|
#5. Why Do Girls Take so Long to Get Ready?
In general, men's fashions go along a one dimensional axis from casual to formal, like so:
And they just need to pick where on the line they need to be, depending on the situation. Sure, there are a lot of different styles (preppy, yuppie, guido, skater, hipster, etc.), but most guys usually just go with one style, and move along a single axis in that style. Here is an example of a guido axis:
I'm generalizing of course there are always exceptions.
Clarification: They did not sniff the shirts while they were on the women.
I mean, you can see something is wrong here, right guys?
You have to coordinate hemline with boot height so you don't look like Cotton Hill; you have to make sure the styles match, so you're not wearing butch Birkenstocks with a feathery dress; and you have to make sure the colors don't look funny together. To cover all your bases, you usually need a brown, black and white pair of shoes in each style (pumps, flats, sneakers, low boots, high boots). If you get any funky "cute" colors, they'll probably end up matching exactly one outfit.
From Barefoot Tess
And some shoes match zero outfits.
A reasonable person only needs to fall into a toilet bowl once in order to hold a grudge about it.
I believe one such incident was actually the inspiration for the horror film The Ring.
The thing about this upbringing is that it's kind of intended to encourage women to clean, since in the past, that was a woman's job. If you instill fear and hatred of filth in a woman, the thought went, she would get upset about dirty counters long before her man would, and automatically clean it up before he had to give the order.