Most wives will not find the results of this survey shocking. According to a new survey on the website called Female First, HALF of all men don’t know their wife or girlfriend’s dress size. 72% don’t know her bra size. ( Really, I figured this is the one thing men would get right! ) 38% don’t know her shoe size.
One out of three guys don’t know her favorite perfume and one in eight don’t know what food she likes. Really guys? Your favorite go-to date is taking us out to eat! Here’s the kicker…. 3 out of 4 guys say they don’t think it’s IMPORTANT to know those things. Well guys, I’m here to tell you that YES, it IS important to know these things. I’ll give you an example as to why.
My husband will LOVE me for sharing this… again. But it’s a great story of how one guys heart being in the right place but getting it all wrong. About 15 years ago, yes, it was that long ago and the memory is still vividly clear. My husband asked what I would like for Christmas. Good boy. He asked. I said, well, considering I just had a baby, a new nightgown would be nice. I was thinking something that showed a little skin, you know, preferably one that didn’t include the option to breastfeed while wearing it. So I’m thinking something silky and soft and maybe some slippers. The big fuzzy ones.
Now keep in mind, I didn’t give him the description, I just said a new nightgown and slippers. Fast forward to Christmas morning. I’m so excited to open my gift, it’s wrapped really nice and I’m thinking, “wow, he has really outdone himself! ” And boy did he. I opened up the box to find a flannel house COAT in a size 2X and a pair of corduroy slippers with rubber soles. I kid you not. I thought it was a joke. Yes, I had just had a baby, but I was NOT a size 2X. And corduroy slippers WITH a rubber sole? For real?
YES! He was smiling from ear to ear. He thought he had done great. I looked at him with a horrified face and said ” is this how you want to see me?” I guess then he realized I was not happy and started to explain.
He knew I was breastfeeding Abbey, he knew I needed something that was easy to maneuver and as for the size, he thought it was big enough that I could tuck the baby inside and keep us both warm. As for the slippers, the rubber sole was because I was always wearing my slippers outside to let the dogs out or run to the mailbox. So he thought they would be practical. His heart was in the right place, but to this date he has never bought me another article of clothing.
Moral to the story, guys should never buy items of clothing and ladies should be very, very, specific when they ask for things. A picture probably wouldn’t hurt either.