Throughout the routine, he described the age of the caveman when women were the gatherers and men the hunters and how we haven’t changed all that much.
In one example, he explained, “As gatherers, women would feel the fruit, check the color and ripeness, gather the fruit in baskets and bring it back home to the family. Men would sit very still in fields and trees for hours and take down their prey in a quick, swift, decisive motion.
“Take men and women today and take shopping. Women feel the cloth, try on the shoes, and spend hours looking and gathering before bringing it all home. Men go straight into the mall, buy what they need and are in and out in a matter of minutes. They have found their prey, killed it and brought it back home to cook.”
Though we spent the entire performance laughing tears into our eyes, much of what Becker said rang true in the battle of the sexes. It also rings true when I think about online shopping. I like to feel and see what I am going to buy. Why would I give that up for sales and deals through the computer?
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