I couldn’t help but feel a little offended, a little sympathetic and a little found out when I read 101 Uses for a Woman in the UK Times Online.
Here’s a choice selection of honorable mentions:
6 Leaving lots of little bits of ground apricot kernel in the bath after her weekly exfoliation.
28 Saving Hugh Grant and Colin Firth from being unemployed.
35 Being able to say something nice about your mum’s clothes, hair, garden or cooking no matter how tense things got last Christmas.
44 Enthusiastically dancing with children and old people at weddings so that you can concentrate on propping up the bar and making salacious comments about the bridesmaids.
51 Choosing your aftershave (you thought Lynx was OK?).
60 Remembering all those little details about your children that alcohol, stress and old age have wiped from your memory.
71 Knowing everything about your kids’ education when you struggle to remember which class they are in at school (“Is it 9, er, K?”).
86 Sharing your most intimate secrets with her friends.