Admit it. We girls are vain. Maybe not the same level as everyone else but girls love to look pretty or for some, to look at least presentable. For me, vanity is relative. For example, if you’re used to a corporate surrounding, you are at least expected to look regal and smart. For a housewife, maybe an occasional need to look good springs every time you go out, otherwise, when you know you’ll just have to spend the rest of the day at home, most probably the effort you’ll make is a shower and you’re good, and that’s fine really, just as long as you feel comfortable. Even celebrities are entitled to get laid back whenever the spotlights are off.
My husband always complain about me taking so much time to prepare for some getaway, or even just the daily morning routine that I do on a normal working day. He doesn’t understand why these things always take 2 hours of my time everyday. For husbands out there, I know you have the same sentiments with my husband. So in order to explain the girls’ side of the story, here are just some of the reasons why.
1.) Shower. Read this. These are the things that girls usually do while they shower: shampoo, condition the hair, (plus hair treatment for some – takes 3 minutes), scrub off dead skin cells. You all know what the male version is.
2.) The “after-shower” ceremonies. After showering, girls moisturize the face and the whole body. Skin preparations usually takes place right here. Facial toner, creams, anti perspirant.
3.) Clothes. Difficulty on deciding what to wear. Us girls always want to look our best. Sometimes this feeling is associated with the clothes we put on. So if you see us changing clothes 5 times before actually deciding what to pick, that is still pretty normal so don’t fret.
4.) Make up. Well not all of us, but most girls do care about how they look when they get out of home so they usually take time to prep their faces before they actually go out.
5.) Shoes. Like difficulty in choosing the clothes, deciding on what shoes looks good on that attire is another of girls dilemma, this is specially true for some girls who have a large number of shoes.
6.) Accessories. Not all girls do accessorizing but many of us actually count on accessories to complete the whole ensemble of the look we want.
7.) Hair. Most girls are actually concerned about how their hair looks. And mind you guys, styling hair is not an easy job, although some maybe very blessed in doing it.
8.) The last look. Takes less than a minute though but girls never go out without a glimpse of themselves in the mirror for that final assurance that everything is in place.
So there… I hope you guys are enlightened. Those were just the physical aspect of it. I didn’t include here the things that we girls check on before we go such as, the things in our bags, whether it’s complete or not, and for mothers, if the kids are alright by themselves.
There could be a lot more reasons to girls’ being so late to getting themselves ready, and it boils down to one thing. Girls are very responsible human being, (and I’m not saying this because I’m a girl, or because I don’t think that guys are not responsible people. I know some guys who take responsibility to a whole new level, but I’m talking about girls here so….) Even the most irresponsible girl takes time to do these things, that in fact shows how responsible they are. It’s not vanity (well maybe a little ^.^), it’s like putting their best foot forward. And what is so wrong with taking time to look our best?
If you’re a guy and you’re dating a girl, expect there’s a lot of waiting moments in your dates out. You should be ready for these things, that way you won’t get disappointed. But don’t you ever get yourselves late for a date coz that would totally piss the girls off. What can I say? That’s just us. If you’re married and you still find it annoying to wait for her (even though you’ve been together with your wife for so long), C’mon, really? Just imagine having this special someone in your life, I’m sure it outshines the “waiting impasse”.
Guys might think that this write up is so one sided, but I also have a word for girls out there. Never waste the time of others. You may find that guys just patiently wait by the bay (which they usually do, specially when the two of you has just started dating), but honestly we can reduce this problem by preparing ourselves in advance. That way, you come in on time without compromising our standard for vanity.
^.^ Pink Butterfly