Despite the effort to promote equality for women, for which you know I am a great proponent, even I have to concede that Men and Women are just plain different. Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. Or, as Rob Becker explains in the hilarious one man show, Defending the Caveman, Men are Hunters, and Women are Gatherers.
This behavior has been ingrained in our very psyche since the times when Men went out to spear and bring home dinner, while Women wandered around and tried to find things that might improve the primitive standard of living.
This theory supposedly explains why women love to shop while men can't abide it. So while Jon worked on the definite task of splicing the rope to the anchor chain, I wandered through the shops in Kingston. I visited a shop with Canadian and Inuit crafts and "gathered" a nice greeting card for a friend. Driven by the oppressive heat and humidity, I found a stash of shirts made of a blend of 70% bamboo and 30% organic cotton, which are much lighter weight than our normal gear of 100% cotton. And how, if I were not a "gatherer", would Jon have scored that nice Polo Ralph Lauren 100% cotton Hawaiian print shirt in the surplus store for only $14?
Jon in his "new" shirt