Saturday, August 02, 2008

No brownie points for you, mister!

We're looking for a new company to take over our lawn maintenance. So the other day, I made a call and a guy came by to look at our lawn and give me a quote. He noticed the Marine Corps stepping stone I have out front and asked who was in the Marines... my husband or kid? I was a little offended that he thought I looked old enough to have a kid in the Marine Corps. About a day later, it hit me that if I'd been a teen mother that I could hypothetically have a child old enough to enlist in the Marines. That is just not cool!


Jody said...

He lost the job on that point alone, right? Why not you or your daughter for that matter. I'm not really offended by the sexism, but since I am being annoyed at the man with you I thought I would point it out.

Meredith said...

Gasp! I cannot imagine anyone thinking you have a child that old. That hypothetical thing gets me every time though. UGH. Yeah, technically COULD have an 18 yr old, but not. even. close.

The Mrs. said...

Hmmm I guess there really isnt any good spin to put on this one!