Last evening my husband, our builder and I were working with the electrician that will do the work on a new house we are building. As we went through the plans reviewing the kitchen appliances, outlets, lighting he asked me if I wanted a woman drawer. At least that’s what I thought he asked. I’m not easily thrown and certainly not defensive when it comes to being a female. But immediately I thought what does one do with a “woman drawer”?
He continued to talk about the drawer in kitchens that keep things like bread warm. Duh, he was talking about a warming drawer! I really did think he said woman so I couldn’t resist sharing. Since I was the only female present it led me to ponder out loud if this could possibly be the drawer they want to put their women in. These are all great guys. They really wouldn’t have thought to stuff their woman in any drawer, closet or room, at least on most days. But as a fellow female, having observed females in action with the men in their lives I thought maybe a woman drawer would be a good thing for some of these ladies.
You know the ones, when no matter what their man says, they correct them? Or the ladies instead of looking at the great character traits the other gender possesses, they focus solely on the pitiful ones. Then spend an enormous amount of time reminding their men of their shortcomings.
There are the females that become the life dictator. Their men are forced to watch the movies they choose, decorate the home they both live in with only floral, go to the events of the females choosing and drive the car they like. Finally one that drives me crazy is the whiney ones that are never satisfied no matter how hard their man tries.
There probably could be a drawer created to tuck these women away just so their men could get a little peace of mind. A place for the woman to go so there would be some solace and quiet in a man’s life. But then come to think of it maybe there should be a man drawer too for the very same reason.
Or in a perfect world we’d all act nice and treat one another with common courtesy, respect and preference. This world would look a lot better, our relationships would flourish and families would stay intact. Then the imaginary drawers for either sex would no longer be desired.