What do you see in a pile of aluminum foil, newspaper or paper grocery bags?
Do you know what a guy sees? He sees wrapping paper!
Even scraps of leftover wrapping paper count as wrapping paper—just tape them all together. With a little extra tape and folding, old homework, trash bags, the plastic that covers cheese slices, corn cobs, bear fur—almost anything can be used to wrap gifts.
Well, unless you’re a girl.
Guys wrap gifts with this thought process:
1. Here is this gift.
2. I need to cover it.
3. This will work.
Girls have a thought process too—with more steps than it takes to build a weather satellite. Highlights include choosing the right patterns or colors of paper, making bows (all gifts MUST have bows—and they MUST coordinate properly with the wrapping paper), cutting and folding with the precision of a robot, adding more decorations and special gift labels—and maybe some rubber stamps, glitter and a jingle bell. Soon an ordinary box will be transformed into a miniature parade float. However, if a girl is in a hurry, she can always use a gift bag with some fluffy paper.
When it comes to Christmas, gift-wrapping is just one area girls confuse guys. Another starts at the mall. Guys Christmas shop. Girls Christmas shop. Simple, right? But girls start shopping at 5 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving, using a list they started in March. Guys start shopping sometime between 1 and 3 p.m. Christmas Eve.