OPINION: Women live in a completely different world to men
WOMEN are puzzling creatures, aren't they?
Fascinating, soft, amazing, delightful, attractive creatures.
But mostly puzzling because they operate in a world that is a complete mystery to me and other men.
They also appear to have a set of rules which only they understand. I'll give you an example. I was recently lined up to get a drink at a bar when the woman beside me tapped the girl in front of us on the shoulder.
"Look out, there's going to be trouble here," I thought to myself as the tappee spun around to face the tapper.
"I just wanted to tell you that I love the colour of your hair," the tapper explained.
"Oh thanks," said the tapee. "I put a new colour in it last night and I think it's come out all right."
That's about the point where I slipped into a coma, so I have no idea where the riveting conversation went from there.
I just thought it was a fascinating insight into the complexities of the female mind.
Put two blokes beside each other at the bar and they might grunt at each other or say "thanks mate" as they edge past each other.
Tell another bloke at the bar how much you love the colour of his hair and you'll be on your back in no time flat.
It's the same with public toilets.
My wife once emerged from the toilets of a hotel in Byron Bay with a complete stranger at her side.
"This is my new friend Celeste," she said.
"She and her partner are travelling around Australia, so I've invited them to stay at our place."
As for the two women who bonded over hair colouring at the bar, the last I saw of them they were making plans to catch up for dinner with their husbands and maybe do an overseas trip together before naming their firstborn children after each other.
Fascinating, amazing, puzzling creatures.