What women really, really want

2014-03-02 06:00

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What Women Want: A charming discourse eloquently interrogated by the Spice Girls way back in 1996.

For how can we ever forget their hit song Wannabe, which, of course contained the immortal lyrics: “Yo, I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want; so tell me what you want, what you really really want (repeat, etc)!”

Last Sunday, my phone beeped with news that Posh Spice was in town.

A friend of a friend spotted her looking all glam at Cape Town’s fancy Mount Nelson Hotel.

Naturally, my thought train went for a ride on the wild side.

That “thing” Posh really, really wanted so conclusively way back ... did she ever find it?

Was it hubby David Beckham? Or their kids Brooklyn (14), Romeo (11), Cruz (8) and Harper Seven (2)?

Could it have been a coastal property with butlers and cocktails on silver trays? Or God? She never told us.

These thoughts were top of mind as this week unfolded. What do women want? What do I want?

I had no idea and turned to Google for answers. Google didn’t know either.

During his Cape Town show on Wednesday night, US rap star Eminem offered some advice. Speaking on stage at the Cape Town Stadium he said women want to be shown the stars. “You have to be f*****g romantic man!

Show her the beautiful stars and that s**t, man!” he screamed at the throbbing 35 000 crowd.

A young blonde woman reciprocated by showing him her breasts.

A story chronicling Eminem’s dating tips on this website elicited some interesting comments.

Beneath the article “Mr XYZ” wrote: “How can we be romantic when we can’t provide for our families?

We have a serious socioeconomic imbalance ... Hence the president is the only romantic man in SA with 4 wives to prove that.”

Beneath that, a certain “Tums Down” responded: “Erm, we don’t need money to have character.

That’s the problem with South Africa. We want ALLES from government ... Now even romance?”

“Mr XYZ” hit back at “Tums Down” citing Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. He explains that hunger pangs are a passion killer, basically.

Hhhmm. Among other things, this exchange perhaps points out the importance of not ignoring fulfilled needs during an “I want” audit.

Never-ending and self-perpetuating strings of unrequited wants might well be pissing on our individual happy parades.

Frankly, the jury is still out on what Posh and women in general really, really want.

But ladies, I’d like to point out that most of us have necks attached and are perfectly capable of tilting our gazes upward at will. It is only your own responsibility to see the light. (As it is, after all, there for the seeing).

Did Becks ever show Posh the shimmering night sky? She looks a bit peckish to me.

Are hunger pangs threatening their passion? I sure hope not.

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