This will probably be the most chauvinistic post I’ve written, but I’m no saint and I have some ranting to do. Women are SO different from men when it comes to making choices, and right now it’s driving me around the bend a little. Men hunt. Women gather. When I need something at the grocery store, I go and hunt down the item, subdue it and drag it to the cashier. My wife goes UP and DOWN the aisles – ooo, look at this, it’s on SALE, hmm, maybe I should get some of this, our neighbor might be coming over etc. Two hours later my feet are sore and I have to pee. GODFREY DANIEL!
We each have one non-negotiable on buying a house here. Hers is a view with water. Mine is a price of no more than 400k, and I’m even a bit negotiable. By gum I found one, perfect in every way. Good view, solid construction, great price. I hunted it down and took the realtor to ground. But just to placate my wife I took 28 pictures of the areas not covered in web sites of the property, notated them, went to three other houses in the same area at similar price points and did comparisons with photos and notes. This documentation process took me 10 hours, mind you. It was in order to be able to make an offer by April 30th, so we could get in on the “gubmint cheese”, $6500.00 in tax incentive you DON’T HAVE TO PAY BACK.
Did she go for it? You know damn well she didn’t. She has to come up here and smell the insulation herself or some such, which will be on May 6th. She also wants to look at some other houses in another neighborhood that I didn’t look at. Yoooo, you GATHERERS. Can’t you just make a decision? Why must you compare everything to everything else in the entire available universe before making a choice?
You don’t have to defend her, ladies. I knew what I was getting into. I was married before. I just want pity for us poor unfortunate testosteroidians who must focus on a target and release the spears. We must wait (hungry) while you decide what herbs go with it, how it should be cooked and whether the wine we have is adequate or whether we must go hunt different wine.