In praise of men

First published in Letters

COULD I write in praise of men? They really are able to do more than women, very often. They can release the fuel cap in your hire car and tell you whether or not it is diesel; they can open the tops of hermetically sealed milk pouches in motorway services; they know where your hotel really is when the sat nav tells you ‘you have reached your destination’ in the middle of a nondescriptcouncil estate; they are happy to reach items on the top shelves in supermarkets and can also translate from alien measurements into British; they will wait patiently at the check-out while you retrieve the contents of the handbag you inadvertently tipped upside down looking for your purse, and they can reverse your car down a narrow, winding hill with vehicles on either side. All in all, men are stars. God bless them!

L. Morse Hollybush Cwmbran

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10:05am Thu 31 Jul 14

Mervyn James says...

I certainly think men are better shoppers, they don't buy what they don't need, and will not pay for a 'label' if they can see something the same and cheaper. If I go shopping I only buy what I need nothing else, and will shop around. Sadly my better half undoes the good work buy buying BOGOF things I never eat anyway ! I proved I could save our shopping bill 35 quid a week she wasn't interested, only in that it meant £35 more to spend on stuff we don't need ! I am appalled at the supermarket check outs where I see heaped trolleys of unadulterated junk food no one actually needs to buy. I think women are more gullible and conditioned by adverts and image than we are. You can eat well without ever going near a supermarket, who depend on impulse buying.
I certainly think men are better shoppers, they don't buy what they don't need, and will not pay for a 'label' if they can see something the same and cheaper. If I go shopping I only buy what I need nothing else, and will shop around. Sadly my better half undoes the good work buy buying BOGOF things I never eat anyway ! I proved I could save our shopping bill 35 quid a week she wasn't interested, only in that it meant £35 more to spend on stuff we don't need ! I am appalled at the supermarket check outs where I see heaped trolleys of unadulterated junk food no one actually needs to buy. I think women are more gullible and conditioned by adverts and image than we are. You can eat well without ever going near a supermarket, who depend on impulse buying. Mervyn James
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10:28pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Gasguy says...

I accept all your praise and admiration, I can add to it and when I tell others I can even embellish it. We men are truly magnificent, some have been known to be slightly big headed but I've never met one lol
I accept all your praise and admiration, I can add to it and when I tell others I can even embellish it. We men are truly magnificent, some have been known to be slightly big headed but I've never met one lol Gasguy
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