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!

3 comments:

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!