Men. Shopping. It’s either the start of a funny joke, or myth and legend.
Despite the fact that men and shopping is nothing like peas and carrots, the Elmwood Village Association is determined to change the way men shop… or don’t shop.
On Thursday, December 18, 2014, women are being asked to kick their men out of the house for a couple of hours. Not only will this be a peaceful time at home for the ladies, but it will hopefully encourage the guys to get some shopping done.
In order to make the shopping event more fun for the guys, there will be beer tastings and cigars on-hand, and free gift wrapping at participating stores. If there’s one thing most guys don’t like, it’s shopping. If there’s another thing that guys don’t like, it’s wrapping the stuff that they shopped for.
Store attendants have been warned that guys will be on the loose for a couple of hours, and they are prepared to suggest gift ideas, and lead the gents by the hand if they look completely clueless.
Gentlemen, you know that you have to get out there and find some presents for the ladies, so you might as well grab a couple of friends and shop on Thursday evening, when you know that there will be people to help you along the way. Meet up at an Elmwood restaurant. Wear something sharp. Learn a few things about the stores, and shopping in general. All in an atmosphere designed around ‘being a guy’.
Last of all, guys, don’t forget your shopping list that not only includes who you are shopping for, but some hints that may have been dropped throughout the year.