Do men have ‘shopping’ genes?


I bought this really delectable pair of  black, faux croc skin-lined four inch pointy dress platform shoes yesterday. As I was trying on the pair before the mirror and pacing about the room this morning, my husband, still unaccustomed to every size, shape, style (okay, I submit, it’s a given they can be outrageous and over the top sometimes)  and color of my shoes even after twelve years of being married and (steadies almost seven years before that) expressed tentativeness and asked a volley of questions as though he were badgering a witness in a cross examination

How can you survive the day without those shoes killing you?

Are you sure?

Do they accept returns?

Can you exchange it for another item?

‘Like wear it to the office or a party?

‘I mean really?’

‘ Are you really going to wear that?’

A bit flustered at hearing the same questions…

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