There is a phenomenon that sometimes occurs when I am out with my husband which I am at a loss to explain.
Take this afternoon for example: I'm sitting with my husband and one of our guy friends. A third guy approaches and introduces himself to my husband, scans right over my head to introduce himself to our friend, and then goes on with the conversation as if there were not a third person sitting there waiting patiently to be introduced.
I DO NOT GET IT.
Does he not see me? I mean, I know I'm a hair on the short side, but I happen to know that I am also 100% on the opaque side.
Did I forget to take off my invisibility cloak?
Is he afraid of women? Perhaps he was once bitten by a woman and vowed never again to allow one to make eye contact, let alone come near him.
Maybe it's a respect thing! "The woman, she is yours? Upon my honor as a man, I shall not speak to her."
The phrase "male chauvinist pig" continues to come to mind, but as much as I'd like to think that such a walking cliche might exist, I just have a really hard time believing that's what was really going on.
So if any of you men out there feel like manning up a mansplanation for this mansanity, I'd really womanppreciate it.