Snacks. Women always seem to have them. I guess it is because women are genetically programmed nurturers. It could be as innocuous as a box of mints, a granola bar or a bag of airline nuts, but I have yet to encounter a woman whose handbag didn’t contain something edible. There is even that breed of women who will actually carry a whole suitcase full of snacks on long trips overseas. We may timidly mock her to keep up appearances but she is well aware of what a desirable travel companion she is and that hers is the hotel room door we will be sheepishly knocking at when the midnight hunger pangs strike. Minutes after arriving for weekends at seemingly empty beach cottages or hill-station bungalows, a woman will be able to magically conjure up grilled sandwiches and cappuccinos. Us men do not possess this skill. Left to our own devices, we would end up living on potato chips and protein shakes. This is why the female will forever remain the more powerful gender. Men are always hungry and women always have something they can eat.
(From: Marie Claire India's 7th Anniversary Issue, June 2013)