We’d just been to Balmoral (oops! – haven’t told you about that one yet) and this place seemed to ring a bell or two so we stopped to have a look and a photo.
I’ve noticed, because it’s me taking the photos, that there is a difference between how men and women react as they pass us on the road. Now it occurs to me that nobody is expecting to see a six foot Hen harrier by the side of the road as they head to work in the morning or as they go about their business, so members of both sexes ought to be equally surprised by the sight.
Men tend to put a ‘what’s that all about?’ puzzled look on their faces, whereas women tend to adopt a ‘What a laugh!’ look, and a big smile, sometimes accompanied by a thumbs up. Our sample size is mounting all the time and I wish I’d kept proper notes right from the start.It’s even true within the same car if there is a couple passing by; the man looks puzzled and the woman looks delighted. What does that tell us about gender differences I wonder?
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