The world has heard of both feminine intuition and feminine illogic. It is Cochin Blogger’s destiny to open the eyes of the unsuspecting world to the prevalence of a species of logic called feminine logic. I shall tell it to you exactly as it happened to me, and I leave it to you to judge for yourself.
I was sipping tea in the staff room after the first class. In front of me were seated two colleagues, women, who were similarly occupied. One of the women was young; she’d had her first baby a few months ago. The other woman was a young grandmother. Silence reigned in the room, an appreciative tribute to the tea. Suddenly the grandmother addressed the young mother: “Your husband must be at home?” The young mother looked conspiratorially at the speaker, smiled and said yes. The room was silent again. I waited for someone to say something, ask the question I was dying to ask. Nobody stirred. I couldn’t bear it any longer. “How did you know her husband must be at home?” I asked the grandmother.
“Simple,” she replied. “Look at her arms. Look at the beautiful bangles she’s wearing! They match her clothes perfectly. No harried young mother with a baby would have the time or inclination to hunt for matching bangles — unless her husband were looking after the baby!”
The mother smiled and said, “This is feminine logic. No male will understand it.”
Well, I thought I understood — up to a point.
I was reminded of this incident today. I’d brought to the office a cake my wife had baked. After it had been consumed appreciatively by my colleagues, a woman suddenly said: “Your wife had a holiday yesterday.” I was taken aback. Yes, my wife had her off-day yesterday, but how could she know? Simple, she said. No working woman can bake a cake on a working day. She knew, because she’d tried — and failed.
The males in the office were astounded at this display of Sherlockian deduction.
I’m coming round to the view that feminine intuition is simply applied feminine logic — women prefer to credit their intuition because they don’t want to reveal their methods. 🙂