So I go into Wal-Mart to pick up some jeans for my brother, right? It’s all very straight forward. There are these little cubby-hole layouts, and on top of that there is a big sign. “JEANS. $8.”
Just for interesting research, I next go over to the female type clothes. After looking around, I do manage to find cubby-holes for jeans. On top of them is a sign that says, “JEANS. $17.”
CALL THE PRESS!! WOMEN ARE BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST, AGAIN!!! AS USUAL!!! WE GET PAID LESS AT WORK, AND WE HAVE TO PAY MORE AT THE STORE!! IT’S A PLOT, I TELL YOU!! THEY’RE DETERMINED TO KEEP US GROUND UNDER THEIR HEELS!!! ! !
My brother’s commentary on the situation was a bit different. He was all like, “Ha, they probably know they can’t charge guys that much, because a guy would walk in and say, ‘What?! No way I’m going to pay that much! I’ll walk around naked first!’ and walk out of the store.”
Now I’m stuck in the quandary of (a) which scenario is more likely to be true, and (b) which scenario I’d rather be true.
What the boys always say I should do is buy the boys jeans. “Yeah,” I say, “the only problem is, they don’t fit right.”
Then they look at me blankly and say, “Fit?”
Which is plausible credence for the second scenario, and, unfortunately, shows what nonsense I was spewing, because, guess what? The girl jeans don’t fit me either. So why not?