MEN AND HANDBAGS
There is a puzzle that I've never understood and it recently came to the fore again with Kara's boyfriend Mark. Here's how the scene came down:
Me: "I'm getting worried. I haven't heard from Jim about Di's biopsy. And I don't have Jim's cell number, only Di's.'
Mark: "You might try calling her number. He might answer it."
Me: "Good idea! If he doesn't call by eleven, I'm so calling."
Mark: "On second thought, if Kara's phone rang, I wouldn't get in her purse." He shudders and gets this deer in the headlights expression.
Kara: There's nothing scary in there." (She's laughing.)
Mark: "There's just something about a woman's purse. It's mysterious and scary."
Now my husband concurs with this view. I just asked him. He said, "Some things you're better off not knowing--like what's in a woman's pocketbook." When I laughed and asked him what he might find he said, "A murder weapon!" LOL
But seriously, if he needs something from my purse, he carries it to me holding it out like it might bite. And even Mark acted out how he'd take the purse to Kara if her phone was ringing in it. And he held it out the exact same way Dave does. I know not as many men as women read our blog so maybe we'll get no answer to this perplexing question, but anyone have an idea from where this phenomenon comes? I think it's hilarious!