Here is a typical scene at a supermarket checkout. You are standing in line behind a few women. You have your credit card at the ready. This is contrary to the behaviour of other women in front of you who go through the checkout and then at the end of the process are taken by surprise…apparently.
It seems that the checkout person expects them to pay.
So now the farce begins. Most female shoppers fumble in the depth of their handbags. Out come the hair dryers, the make-up purse, the chocolates, the collection of tissues and all sorts of other personal items until at the very bottom of the abyss, the wallet is found. Then it takes a few minutes till the credit card or cash is located.
This seems to be a female thing. They go through the process of placing the shopping items on the counter and it’s only when the cashier has finished totalling that they work out that they actually have to pay for their purchase.
Of course this lack of preparation slows everybody else down.
Honestly, I have no idea how their mind works.
Now men, on the other hand, always, and I mean always, have their wallets or credit cards ready so as not to delay the other shoppers in the queue.
I invite you all to observe this weird phenomenon.
Which is why when I select a queue in a supermarket I always head for the one that has many men in it.