06 October 2003

This weekend I passed on the chance to go to my first real wedding ceremony. (I didn't have a date, didn't think I'd know anyone there, and figured that everyone else would be in their thirties anyway.) However, I did get a vicarious sense of the different ways that men and women perceive these things. My officemate and my manager, both female, just spent half an hour discussing the ceremony, the food, the guests, the setting, the dress, the cake, the dancing, and various gossip, in sometimes excruciating detail. Compare this to the following exchange between me and another male colleague, here reprinted in its entirety: "How was the wedding?" "It was good. It rained."