WOMEN NEED SPACE...
This is true. Or more accurately, they occupy as much space as possible. I think Ariel mentioned this once in hbis blog. Like yesterday, while I was traversing the length of the walkway in Ayala Center. It wasn'te even crowded, but this certain group of three women walking side-by-side occupied the whole widh of the walkway, and you can't even get past them. They were even walking soooooo slow and chatting up a storm. When I said "Excuse me..." they even looked at me funny. What was up with that??!?
Then going home, walking along Ayala avenue while it was raining a bit... when I came to the shaded part of 6750, the women were walking with their UMBRELLAS OPENED AND HELD AT THEIR SIDE... occupying as much space as they possibly can. I noticed that the guys closed their umbrellas and walked with them like walking sticks.. but the gals... uh uh.
The last experience I had with these "female space occupiers" was this morning, while going up the escalator of the MRT. I walk up the escalator (to save time), then when I got near this woman in front of me, she started walking too... then abruptly stopped beside ANOTHER person riding the escalator. Of course, there wasn't any way I could get past them. Again, what was up with that??!?!
Aaahh... the female mind is really a mystery.
Any of the women folk out there who care to give me an explanation to this phenomenon, please feel free to leave a comment below.