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Oct 23, 2003 13:21 # 16540

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Shopping just got less stressful in Hamburg

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According to this article, the Nox bar in Hamburg just opened the first daycare center for men who do not want to accompany their better (female) half during excessive shopping tours. For 10€, a woman can drop off her partner there and enjoy a stress-free and peaceful shopping tour. The man in turn will be provided with a warm meal, two beers and all kinds of entertainment stuff like sports TV, Playboy magazines or home-improvement workshops. After shopping, the woman can return the receipt she was issued, and the man is handed back to her.

According to the article, similar insitutions are opening up in Cologne, Munich (wink wink, Ettena!) and Berlin.

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Oct 23, 2003 16:43 # 16542

Salvial_Ten *** posts about...

Re: Shopping just got less stressful in Hamburg

A good idea, though I think it's a bit odd.

-Jami

--Jami Yeah, that's gonna sting in the morning.

Oct 24, 2003 02:56 # 16550

FatAlbert *** replies...

Re: Shopping just got less stressful in Hamburg

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You crazy Germans!

In the US men are considered insensitive brutes if they don't happily engage in shopping with their mate, making intelligent fashion comments on all 400 pieces of clothing tried on, and faking excitement about the final purchase because she "looks really hot in that new dress."

I love my girlfriend, and she doesn't have the typical 8-hour shopping trips many women have, so I guess I'm luckier than most. But shopping with a girlfriend/wife/significant other is generally a painful ordeal. If only there was a boyfriend-daycare service here in California....

Oct 24, 2003 07:30 # 16559

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Re: Shopping just got less stressful in Hamburg

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In the US men are considered insensitive brutes if they don't happily engage in shopping with their mate

It's not really different around here. But hey, sometimes you gotta think practical. :-)

she doesn't have the typical 8-hour shopping trips many women have

Nor does mine! I think we're two lucky guys.

If only there was a boyfriend-daycare service here in California

There isn't one in Switzerland either. But give it time, the idea is still young and who knows what happens!

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Oct 24, 2003 08:25 # 16566

Orchid *** throws in her two cents...

Re: Shopping just got less stressful in Hamburg

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Nor does mine! I think we're two lucky guys.

You are lucky. To tell you the truth: I had planned to accompany you tomorrow for buying stuff at Coop or Migros and afterwards, visiting at least one fashion store and the Body Shop (your idea anyway). But you are saved. I just got a call from work. Yesterday I got two calls and rejected both. This one I had to accept. But it's in the afternoon, so there float away my shopping plans. Buhuhuuuu :*(

Anyway, in my opinion, boyfriend-daycare service is stupid! I mean they're no babies. Ther children sometimes, yes, but no babies. It's much easier and cheaper to let them at home. Usually they won't destoy anything, maybe just make it a little bit more chaotic than before ;) At home they've got the daycare opportunities, too: TV, PC, music, magazines, food, drinks, phone, mates are always available. ;)

I'd never give my boyfriend in the hands of a daycare service :) And, as mentioned, my shopping tours never last that long, so it should be easy for him, to enjoy it, too :)
As a thank-you I'd accompany him to electronic shops and Baumarkt :) Not to mention, that there are shopping pleasures for both like supermarket, IKEA or erotic shops :D

"Sie wollen nichts anderes. Sie wollen kämpfen! Sie sind Soldaten! Fucking Wahnsinnige!" - Noel G.


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