On Saturday I was driving along Lekki Expressway with my friend when a red and black Bugatti zoomed pass us. I'd already seen the car from way behind through my inner mirror so before it got to us I told my friend "flag that car down, flag that car down" and when my friend turned and saw the car she immediately told me to increase my speed and overtake him, I should make sure I get his number.
Then I asked my friend, why must it be a HIM?
Some months back on a lazy weekend evening I spent with two of my bestos, G insisted that we had to see a house she saw the previous night when she went for a run. So jobless girls that we are we got into the car and drove to the street. We got there, turned off the engine, sat and stared. We were in awe of the size, magnitude and sheer opulence. We all sat in silence, each with her own thought, till someone voiced hers out; I wonder which man owns this house...
Of course any opportunity for a healthy argument between them and I cannot be missed so I asked why it must it be a HIM? And the argument ensued. Popular consensus was that it was definitely, most definitely owned by a man. Unfortunately they didn't say why.
Last week I went to buy groceries from Ebeano supermarket and as I was walking in someone in an LR3 slowed down and waved me over, it turned out to be an old classmate whom I'd not seen since we left school. We chatted for a few seconds because I was actually on a phone call with someone, who also happens to be another former classmate. So I told her;
Me: guess who that was I just saw
Me: *Busola Samuel
Her: really? How did she see you, was she walking in too?
Me: nope, driving.
Her: oh ok... What car?
Me. An LR3
Her: Wow. Was she with her husband?
Me: nope. She was alone. I don't think she's married, she wasn't wearing a ring (I checked. *covers face)
Her: Hia. If she's driving an LR3 then she's married, she probably just doesn't wear her ring all the time...
I guess by now you know where I'm going with this. Why is it that when we see an evidence of luxury, wealth and good-living we immediately think a man is behind it.
When you see a lady living lavishly then she must either be a 'runs' girl, dating or married to a rich guy or screwing her way to the top, and who she's screwing? Men of course.
So here's me asking why we see things this way;
Could it because our brains are just wired to think that there's a limit to how much a woman can do for herself?
Is it that women make/earn much less money than men and therefore cannot afford a certain lifestyle on their own?
Are women just not big spenders?
And if it's none of these then what in your opinion is the reason that at the sighting of something really big, expensive and advanced one immediately thinks a man must either be inside or behind it?
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