Kak Anne The Shopaholic Mama posted a very good question in her FB status for us women to ponder. After getting her permission, I am just gonna share it here with my blog readers to get your opinions and take on this issue.
Ann Goh Kama squirms at the sight of a guy carrying his GF’s handbag while she jalan berlenggang! A handbag is an extension to our personality and we make efforts to match it with our outfit/shoes, so why make yr bfs or hubby carry it for you then? Dont make him look like a carbon copy of yourself and before you know it, he might be fighting for the same top with you during the Zara sale! Well, just my 8cents worth J Peace…
Ermmm...I have to say, one of the comments from Kak Anne's friend really got me thinking. She said that her MIL read somewhere that "Men who carries their womens' handbags are perceived as men who are being controlled by the gf/spouse". Well, i have to say, there's some truth in that. Because it's in their nature that most of the straight men hate doing anything girly, so when they are forced to carry A HANDBAG, it would surely embarrass them. Wouldn't it?
Exceptions for us mothers who would need to carry our babies and all other stuff in between, so if our husbands help out by carrying our h/bags, I guess it's just out of his thoughtfulness. But as Kak Anne put it "A handbag is an extension to our personality and we make efforts to match it with our outfit/shoes", it kinda make sense. You didn't go to all that trouble just so the handbag will end up in the spouses' arms, did you? So I guess from now on rather than have the big guy carry my handbags I would have him carry the other
heavier stuffs in between.
One thing for sure. I definitely won't let him carry my newly acquired Coach. Because he has ways to somehow spoil and break all my most cherished belongings without meaning to. So big guy, don't worry. You can be rest assured that I won't ruin your manly imageby making you carry my kesayangans! Hehehe!