Are men’s changing rooms up to scratch?
As my last blog concentrated on my observations of some ladies changing rooms that I had visited recently; today I can announce that I was pleasantly surprised by my recent encounters with men’s changing rooms.
Don’t get me wrong they still have some of the same basic problems that I mentioned on Tuesday but the overall experience was much more pleasant.
In some aspects the assistants were so much more accommodating to spouses or partners of the opposite sex. They allowed you to go into the corridor part of the changing room so that the man didn’t have to come out with their item choices. No embarrassment factor there!
I wonder if in- store policy must dictate that all men who want to go and look at their female companions choice of garment, inside the changing room, are perverts (obviously) and would stare and ogle any woman that they see whereas us women wouldn’t do that at all; now would we ladies?
That is why in the women’s department, we have to come out and parade our garments to everyone in the shop; whether it is flattering or not!
Outside the changing rooms you can often find a seating area for us women to sit on, which is very welcome after trudging around shops for a few hours. It is so much more civilised and comfortable.
Unfortunately my lovely husband (who you may remember from a previous blog actually enjoys shopping) usually has to stand outside, whilst I try items of clothing on. This is definitely not welcoming and doesn’t encourage men to enjoy the shopping experience.
So, in the interest of fair play, I would like to suggest that retail stores should try treating both male and female shoppers and their waiting partners equally with the same service and facilities as each other.
Thought for today: Remember everything begins with an idea!