Last night due to personal reasons, I chose to drive into the city and run some errands (4) for the spousal unit. Three were easy "go to the customer service desk and get refunds" type of errands. The Fourth though was one of those "go buy me this in this store" things. The store was a typical woman's comestic/hair place. Of course there must have been 30 women (ok slight exaggeration)working there while only two were on the cashier desk. So, I get there and have to walk through the whole damn place to find the "hairspray" (why can't they put all hair spray together like in the market?), not one of the 30 women working offers to help or even asks what I want. Perhaps I looked like a martian.... Anyway, I find the stuff, go to the cashier desk and wait, and wait and wait. All of the customers in front of me (women) each had to have a conversation about, oh, I don't know, just everything from colors to texture to boyfriends. Anyway got out of there and I won't be making any points that way again soon. The problem with these points is that it doesn't matter how long or frustrating the errand is you only get the same points.
I'm thinking that if any of these businesses have the slightest appreciation for men succuming to their "partners" they would create a "Mens Section" Not really a section but a specific group to assist men. A man would be greeted at the door, asked what he needed, and immediately taken to check-out. We don't need to discuss any of the crap, just make the damn purchase and get on with life.