Being a woman is tough especially when it comes to personal care. I compare my life to that of my husband and I feel that women got a raw deal somewhere. Whereas my husband can look quite sharp and presentable without any effort to his personal grooming, I have to take a long time in front of the mirror before I can venture out of the house.
The diversities between women and men are not only when it comes to the time spent in front of the mirror but I find huge disparities in many aspects of life. For example, my husband has very few pairs of shoes and he manages quite well.
In fact I cannot remember the last time when my husband went shopping for shoes. His newest pair of shoes were a present from our daughter during his birthday. The pair before that were bought courtesy of my own impulse buying when I came across the pair while shopping for a pair of my own.
Whilst my husband survives on a few pairs of shoes, I have a plethora of shoes – some of which I have not worn for so long that they are strange to me. Despite my many pairs of shoes, I still go out shopping for more. This is the same thing with my clothes. Why can’t we women get contented with what we have?
Men do not have to always bother about make-up and all other kinds of superficial attempts at accentuating their physical appearances. Whereas I often have to walk around with a makeup kit, my husband goes all day with nothing but a quick wash of the face in the morning.
I have to pay extra care to my nails whereas my husband simply cuts his short.
Men also seem to have quite an easy time with issues concerning their weight. Men can afford to be impartial about their weight and still have good standing in society while we women have to go to great lengths to maintain a trim figure.
At home we have a rowing machine that my husband and I bought. When buying it we both had an ardent desire to use it regularly to keep fit and manage our weight. After some time I realized that I was the only one using it. My husband’s interest in keeping fit had quickly died off.
I am still the most frequent user of the home rowing machine despite the fact that I am quite lean and my husband is portly.
My hair is a major issue for me and I have to take great care to ensure that it is always as smart as possible. I am a frequent visitor to the hair stylist where I spend many hours to make my hair into a design which I will undo after a few days. I even take special vitamins to ensure that my hairs grows strong, healthy, and attractive.
For all I do for my hair, my husband simply has an occasional visit to the barber where he cuts his hair in the same style all the time!