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Proof positive that Borders is for women

By johnboy - 18 January 2009 51

[First filed: January 17, 2009 @ 11:39]

Back in 2006 I theorised that the Borders bookstore in Civic is set up to sell to women and not to men. Some of you foolishly poo-pooed me.

Yesterday, while trying to find my girlfriend in Borders amongst a crowd of other women who look unsettlingly like her (no rushing up from behind for a tickle attack in this heavily decoyed environment), I discovered conclusive proof of my theory.

In the section clearly marked as “Rugby” I struggled to find a single book on the sport.

There are books on Shane Warne, Ricky Ponting, Darren Lehman, Steve Waugh, Andrew Symonds, and lots of Wisden publications. Dan Carter has somehow snuck in amongst the cricketers, but he cuts a lonely figure in there.

Case closed.

What’s Your opinion?


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51 Responses to
Proof positive that Borders is for women
jakez 10:32 pm 18 Jan 09

peter@home said :

I can’t say that the number of sports books has anything to do with it, but the numbers of women at the woden borders on a regular basis far out weighs the men. I see them, nearly every day when i go to woden, congregating out the front, or inside, perhaps borders carries more books on the oprah’s recommended reading list.

There’s a woden Borders now?

peter@home 2:15 pm 18 Jan 09

r1 said :

Woman spending money?????

Gee you must be mistaken

no, they do spend money, just not on their men.

Spitfire3 9:05 am 18 Jan 09

Ori said :

Although the photo does also show a label with the word “CRICKET” for that row…

So maybe it’s the rugby union fans who can’t read in this instance.

For the record, we rugby league fans can read just fine. We’re also able to use capitalisation and punctuation correctly.

Ori 6:46 am 18 Jan 09

Although the photo does also show a label with the word “CRICKET” for that row…

r1 2:08 am 18 Jan 09

Woman spending money?????

Gee you must be mistaken

peter@home 11:42 pm 17 Jan 09

I can’t say that the number of sports books has anything to do with it, but the numbers of women at the woden borders on a regular basis far out weighs the men. I see them, nearly every day when i go to woden, congregating out the front, or inside, perhaps borders carries more books on the oprah’s recommended reading list.

blueberry 10:42 pm 17 Jan 09

It’s funny, I don’t really see the correlation between badly shelved sports books and a store being only for women. Mind explaining that one?

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 9:44 pm 17 Jan 09

Mine certainly does!

sepi 9:37 pm 17 Jan 09

Women spend the bulk of family shopping funds.

Thumper 7:54 pm 17 Jan 09

Cricket books? I have no problem with that 😉

fabforty 7:15 pm 17 Jan 09

… and the problem is ……. ??

peter@home 5:28 pm 17 Jan 09

seekay said :

Rugby league fans cannot read.

probably true. fans of rugby, or rugby union as you don’t seem to understand the difference, are able to read very well, considering that it has long been recognised as a university sport.

johnboy 4:09 pm 17 Jan 09

Rugby fans however, read quite a lot.

seekay 4:06 pm 17 Jan 09

Rugby league fans cannot read.

Granny 12:43 pm 17 Jan 09

I must concur that despite a long-term love of books, no male in our family has ever actually purchased a book from Borders on his own determination.

It is an exceedingly exciting shopping opportunity for the females, however ….

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