Whether it’s changing a flat or reaching something on a high shelf, doing favours for you makes men feel useful and strong. But just because he’s your boyfriend doesn’t mean he’s your bitch. There are some things no guy wants to do… ever. Namely, these.
When a guy awkwardly clutches a handbag, it’s like he’s cradling his amputated… ego. Yes, holding a handbag is like stamping ‘Whipped’ on his forehead in big red letters, and other men are obligated to ridicule him.
‘I was at a festival with my girlfriend recently when she handed me her black patent-leather bag with big, shiny zips on it so she could go to the loo,’ remembers Thabo*, 25. ‘As soon as she left, a guy shouted, ‘Nice bag, bro!’ and everyone looked at me and laughed.’ There’s a reason bathroom stalls have hooks in them, girls.
*Names have been changed