Sitting in class, the lecturer just left the room. My friend realises she doesn’t have a pen. She asks around for one, but pens are apparently the one thing that college students are always falling short of.
So she turns to me, “Come with me to stationary?” Like a loyal friend, I accompany her. Actually it’s not loyalty; it’s more because I might need her to come with me when I need to go somewhere.
This brings us to the topic of discussion: why do women always flock together? Be it to ‘stationary’, the restroom, the canteen, shopping, anything! We go in groups or at least in pairs. But never alone.
We dread occasions when we have to tread out on our own, even if it’s just as far as going to the counter to pay a bill.
Dont get me wrong. It’s not that we are afraid. Of course, we know no one is going to eat us up. And it’s not that we’re not insecure either; no one would really bother to bug us in public places in the middle of the day. But that begs the question, are we just, simply, incapable of doing things on our own?
Answer: None of the above. Here’s my theory on why women flock together: we need someone to talk to, rather just something to do along the way to our destination and even after we reach it, we need to do something while we’re waiting for our ends to be achieved. What can we say, women are wired differently from men. What? Men have their quirks too. Anyway, going back, women happen to be very sensitive to surroundings. So, as long as it’s not a place we’re familiar with (read: home), we want to hang out together. This phenomenon is slowly changing though. With the advent of interesting technology like smartphones, women too, are evolving.
We now don’t dread going anywhere on our own as much. We just take our cell phones along. As long as someone is with us, if not physically, even virtually, we’re fine.