Why do men's shirts have buttons on the right side and women's shirts, buttons on the left side?The reasons are many-fold:
- Because the designers couldn't figure out what the "wrong" side was, so they were forced to put the buttons on the only remaining side — the "left" side.
- Because the percent number of boys who are left-handed and wear shirts are greater than the percent number of girls who are right-handed and don't wear shirts.
- The designers figured that it wouldn't really matter, as once the shirts were buttoned up, they would all look the same — the buttons would be in the center.
- Girls had begun to complain as to how they couldn't button up their shirts and put on lipstick at the same time. So the designers decided to give them a break.
- The designer had the shirts aligned in the wrong direction — what was supposed to be on the left was on the right and vice versa.
- The tailor was mistakenly sitting on the wrong side of the sewing machine.
- The designers wanted to help out poor mothers a bit because they had begun to complain about how their son and daughter wore identical shirts and there was no easy way to say whose was whose.
- The designers wanted to introduce a new game in the coming Beijing Olympics — Who took the shortest time to button up the boy's buttons with girl's holes and the girl's buttons with boy's holes?
- And finally, designers have oh so totally lost their ability to think creatively, imaginatively and inventively.
Conclusion: A shirt is a shirt only if it has its buttons on the 'right' side.