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(Click On Detroit)   New study finds men are better than women at finding their cars in a crowded parking lot. Doctors point to the undefined male sixth sense which kicks in after being dragged around the mall for eight straight hours   (clickondetroit.com) divider line 34
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2012-11-27 07:33:22 AM
I can always find my car in a parking lot. That's because it's got enough antennas to qualify as "hamsexy".
 
2012-11-27 07:34:45 AM
"Men be lookin for cars like dis...women be lookin for cars like dis...."
 
2012-11-27 07:53:01 AM
I know what kind of car I have and what it looks like.
 
2012-11-27 08:14:06 AM
meh, that's the valet's job.
 
2012-11-27 08:25:04 AM
if you're a guy that lets the woman tow you around a mall you need to hang it up. women don't need you underfoot while they're shopping. something real wrong with this picture.
 
2012-11-27 08:28:50 AM
And men are less likely to confuse the gas pedal for the brake pedal and end up reenacting a game of pinball in the parking lot.

i48.tinypic.com

But seriously, women are awful drivers.
 
2012-11-27 08:36:05 AM
Hold on, I doubt its that men are better at "finding their cars". Its more that men tend to mentally note where they left their car, whereas many women won't stop to remember their location. I've had many times where I was in a hurry and forgot to stop and remember where I parked and I felt like a women looking for my car when I got back. :)

//sexism, in my fark, you bet.
 
2012-11-27 08:36:20 AM
It does help a lot if you leave the mall from the same door that you entered.
 
2012-11-27 08:47:38 AM

MindStalker: Hold on, I doubt its that men are better at "finding their cars". Its more that men tend to mentally note where they left their car, whereas many women won't stop to remember their location. I've had many times where I was in a hurry and forgot to stop and remember where I parked and I felt like a women looking for my car when I got back. :)

//sexism, in my fark, you bet.


or men are taller on average so they have a natural sight advantage. I always see the car first due to our height disparity.
 
2012-11-27 08:48:49 AM

DoomPaul:
But seriously, women are awful drivers.


Raise your hand if your wife ever called you to come back the truck out of a parking space because she can't handle it.

/raises hand
/wife is an ok driver but can't park worth a shiat
 
2012-11-27 08:50:33 AM
After 8 hours of purse-holding, a man should not only know where the car is parked, but also have a plan drawn up to make a car if the first one is not located
 
2012-11-27 08:57:46 AM

MindStalker: I've had many times where I was in a hurry and forgot to stop and remember where I parked and I felt like up a women looking for my car when I got back.


That's how a real man would look for his car if he forgot where he parked.
 
2012-11-27 09:00:06 AM
Look for my car? I just lift my keys with my finger on the panic button
 
2012-11-27 09:00:34 AM

Ghost Roach: After 8 hours of purse-holding, a man should not only know where the car is parked, but also have a plan drawn up to make a car if the first one is not located


I read that in Ron Farking Swanson's voice.

Anyway, I don't usually go shopping with my wife. If it's a major purchase we need to agree on, sure, but just regular shopping, no way.

What drives me crazy the most is that I'm much taller than she is, so I have to walk really slow for us to walk together. When I'm shopping, I like to cover a lot of ground quickly. It's better for our relationship to shop separately.
 
2012-11-27 09:06:17 AM

Faps_in_the_kitchen: Raise your hand if your wife ever called you to come back the truck out of a parking space because she can't handle it.

/raises hand
/wife is an ok driver but can't park worth a shiat


this. only pretty much all parallel parking. If we're in a car and shes driving, even her car, she will stop and say we need to change places for parking.

She's tried to say shes the better driver even after that. yah, ok.
 
2012-11-27 09:16:41 AM
My ex with his 3 DUIs and 4 accidents used to say I was a terrible driver because I was a woman. I gave his opinion exactly as much credence as it deserved. Hence why he's an ex.

That said, I never, ever seem to remember where I parked. We once walked around the Sleeptrain Ampitheatre parkinglot for an hour after the concert ended because who knew where the car was?
 
2012-11-27 09:26:02 AM

KrispyKritter: if you're a guy that lets the woman tow you around a mall you need to hang it up. women don't need you underfoot while they're shopping. something real wrong with this picture.


Yeah, but good luck convincing her of that without sparking a whinefest.

/got rid of her
//new one understands that clothes shopping is not a shared experience
///just one of many reasons she's amazing
 
2012-11-27 09:50:32 AM
The mall that my ex wife used to drag me to had a sports bar & grill just outside of Target, so it had that going for it.

/Remember honey, the longer you shop, the longer I'll have to drink!
 
2012-11-27 10:15:49 AM
SundaesChild

buzzcut73


Were you two married at one point?
 
2012-11-27 10:19:40 AM

KrispyKritter: if you're a guy that lets the woman tow you around a mall you need to hang it up. women don't need you underfoot while they're shopping. something real wrong with this picture.


It never bothered me. You spend your day off going for a walk, doing a little people watching, get her a little jealous with a wandering eye, and then she appreciates it later.

Maybe you always did it wrong?
 
2012-11-27 10:48:51 AM
I do not get how people lose their cars in lots. I didn't realize it was so common; I've always been able to head right towards it. Hell, my mother, who can't park for shiat and frequently forgets the names to common household items ("get me that.. thingy, for, uh.. stuff"), can remember where she parked the damn car (including the time she walked right to the right place, thought she couldn't find our car and had to be reminded we brought a different one).
 
2012-11-27 11:08:46 AM

spyderqueen: I do not get how people lose their cars in lots. I didn't realize it was so common; I've always been able to head right towards it. Hell, my mother, who can't park for shiat and frequently forgets the names to common household items ("get me that.. thingy, for, uh.. stuff"), can remember where she parked the damn car (including the time she walked right to the right place, thought she couldn't find our car and had to be reminded we brought a different one).


I once looked for the wrong car.

Where is my black s10? Or right I have a sedan now.
 
2012-11-27 11:33:16 AM
Men tend to navigate on a giant coordinate grid (like a Cartesian graph). Women tend to navigate by familiar landmarks. A parking lot is just a giant coordinate grid. Advantage: men.

My car is North 6, East 72, says the man.

I'm parked between this fugly van and the cute little red Lotus, says the woman.

When it comes time to find the car, the fugly van has been replaced by a Volvo and the little Lotus is long gone.

Parking lots are easier for women if there are visible landmarks such as trees or Photomats or whatever. If mall owners erected giant shoes all over the parking lot, women would never lose their vehicle.
 
2012-11-27 03:35:30 PM

Bondith: //new one understands that clothes shopping is not a shared experience


Like hell. I loved taking the hot little number clothes shopping. You just have to shop for the right kind of clothes.
 
2012-11-27 03:48:42 PM

OgreMagi: Bondith: //new one understands that clothes shopping is not a shared experience

Like hell. I loved taking the hot little number clothes shopping. You just have to shop for the right kind of clothes.


You need the right kind of hot little number.
 
2012-11-27 04:01:38 PM

Bondith: OgreMagi: Bondith: //new one understands that clothes shopping is not a shared experience

Like hell. I loved taking the hot little number clothes shopping. You just have to shop for the right kind of clothes.

You need the right kind of hot little number.


She was. Crazy little redhead hottie.
 
2012-11-27 04:14:13 PM

Smackledorfer: KrispyKritter: if you're a guy that lets the woman tow you around a mall you need to hang it up. women don't need you underfoot while they're shopping. something real wrong with this picture.

It never bothered me. You spend your day off going for a walk, doing a little people watching, get her a little jealous with a wandering eye, and then she appreciates it later.

Maybe you always did it wrong?


I can think of about 80 different places I would rather do everything you just mentioned instead of the mall. Shopping is something to tolerate, not celebrate.Every once in a while is fine, but this is not something I want to make a regular activity. The last thing in the world I need is regular conversations like this:

Her: "Why did you skip the shirts and sweaters? there might be some things you like."
Me: "I bought 6 shirts last time two weeks ago and got a few for my birthday. I don't need any shirts right now. I need jeans. Even I think I need new jeans."
Her: "Look at this sweater. It would look great on you."
Me: "I'm sure it would look great but I can't go outside with any pants on, despite my best lobbying efforts. I'm going to the jeans section. If you want to look around you can, but I will not be here."

This has happened (some variation or other) with every girlfriend I've had since I was 18. I don't mind shopping, but I don't browse through everything in the store. I make two or three stops within the store: relevant clothes area, changing room, and the cash register if I like it and it fits.
 
2012-11-27 04:25:20 PM

redmid17: I can think of about 80 different places I would rather do everything you just mentioned instead of the mall. Shopping is something to tolerate, not celebrate.Every once in a while is fine, but this is not something I want to make a regular activity. The last thing in the world I need is regular conversations like this:


And sometimes you go just to hang out with your wife/girl.

You don't have to go every weekend, and neither does she, but sometimes shopping needs to be done, so you go with her to keep her company because she would like that.

Just like sometimes you may want to watch a game or play xbox or whatever and she can go off and read or whatever.
 
2012-11-27 04:54:01 PM

MugzyBrown: redmid17: I can think of about 80 different places I would rather do everything you just mentioned instead of the mall. Shopping is something to tolerate, not celebrate.Every once in a while is fine, but this is not something I want to make a regular activity. The last thing in the world I need is regular conversations like this:

And sometimes you go just to hang out with your wife/girl.

You don't have to go every weekend, and neither does she, but sometimes shopping needs to be done, so you go with her to keep her company because she would like that.

Just like sometimes you may want to watch a game or play xbox or whatever and she can go off and read or whatever.

 
2012-11-27 05:43:28 PM
Someone tell my husband that. He never remembers where it's parked. I can point it out right after exiting a building and say "Third row to the left, 4 cars from the back." Although I usually just start walking towards it without saying anything while he's still staring around the lot looking confused.

But men are silly complaining about women who can't find their cars or drive : they like it when women are cute and girly like that. Anyone else is a butch ape creature with female chromosomes.
 
2012-11-27 06:18:32 PM

redmid17: Smackledorfer:

I can think of about 80 different places I would rather do everything you just mentioned instead of the mall. Shopping is something to tolerate, not celebrate...I don't mind shopping, but I don't browse through everything in the store. I make two or three stops within the store: relevant clothes area, changing room, and the cash register if I like it and it fits.



Men see shopping as a quest, something with an objective: go in, locate and retrieve the item you're looking for, pay for it and leave in the minimum possibly time.

Women see shopping as an journey in itself, in a stop-and-smell-the-herbal-bath-salts-oh-my-god-they're-on-sale kind of way.
 
2012-11-27 06:29:40 PM

Bondith: redmid17: Smackledorfer:

I can think of about 80 different places I would rather do everything you just mentioned instead of the mall. Shopping is something to tolerate, not celebrate...I don't mind shopping, but I don't browse through everything in the store. I make two or three stops within the store: relevant clothes area, changing room, and the cash register if I like it and it fits.


Men see shopping as a quest, something with an objective: go in, locate and retrieve the item you're looking for, pay for it and leave in the minimum possibly time.

Women see shopping as an journey in itself, in a stop-and-smell-the-herbal-bath-salts-oh-my-god-they're-on-sale kind of way.


True. Thus I approach couples shopping like a walk in the park, and subsequently have only failed to enjoy it when I would also be bored or annoyed at sharing the park with the people I'm shopping with.

Life is what you make it.
 
2012-11-27 06:40:10 PM

Bondith: redmid17: Smackledorfer:

I can think of about 80 different places I would rather do everything you just mentioned instead of the mall. Shopping is something to tolerate, not celebrate...I don't mind shopping, but I don't browse through everything in the store. I make two or three stops within the store: relevant clothes area, changing room, and the cash register if I like it and it fits.


Men see shopping as a quest, something with an objective: go in, locate and retrieve the item you're looking for, pay for it and leave in the minimum possibly time.

Women see shopping as an journey in itself, in a stop-and-smell-the-herbal-bath-salts-oh-my-god-they're-on-sale kind of way.


I know. That's why I tolerate it and go occasionally. My girlfriend realizes this and doesn't plan on taking me with her. If we want to walk around the park, we just go and walk around the park.
 
2012-11-27 07:17:18 PM

Bondith:
Men see shopping as a quest, something with an objective: go in, locate and retrieve the item you're looking for, pay for it and leave in the minimum possibly time.

Women see shopping as an journey in itself, in a stop-and-smell-the-herbal-bath-salts-oh-my-god-they're-on-sale kind of way.


I hate shopping unless I'm in the grocery store and I've got the munchies.
 
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