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I think that would scare the bejeezus out of any man-splaining salesman, who would stammer out fantastic deals, anything to stop you from making him think about tractor parts, sheep, and red nails. Who knows how those 3 things will tangle together under the cloak of dreams?
Every Rick I've ever known has deserved a karmic bitch slap. Same goes for Johnathan (yes, that's the spelling they have all used.)
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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Thank you so much for all of these names! So far, Chapter 58 of The Zombies IV has been given a whiny woe-is-me Tiffany, a shouting Shawn, zombie boys named Matt and Chris who duke it out to the death, an obnoxious Natalie, an abrasive Tamera and unhelpful Clayton, and a sexist Derek. I'll see if I can't fit in some of those other names in a different chapter.
All this "sexist salesman" stuff reminded me of a story:
I was in Orlando with my family at one point, at the ESPN Club in Downtown Disney. This college-age guy with a clipboard came up to my mother, trying to sell some sports TV package or other. My mother, who grew up in Boston and is a huge sports fan, said, "No thanks, we're happy with the package we have." The guy said, very condescending, "Don't you think you should ask your husband?" Oooooh, was that the wrong thing to say! Mom lit into him for probably 5 minutes. "Excuse me??? How dare you say something like that? I know more about sports than most men you'll ever meet ..." And on and on and on. She ended with, "And don't you ever. EVER. assume that just because someone is a woman, she doesn't watch sports. NEVER." By that point, the poor kid was trying to hide behind his clipboard, stammering out apologies and trying not to cry. I love my mother.
SW: 178.0 (1/1/2013)
GW: I'll know when I get there!
I asked Lady Friend for Sexist Salesmen stories and she recalled this gem:
She had bought a pair of windshield wipers for her truck and they were CRAP. Badly designed or poorly made, they just smeared the rain around rather than wipe it away. So she went back to the store to return them and the salesman said, "Are you sure there is something wrong with them? When it rains really hard, you have to turn them on FAST."
To which Lady Friend said, "Really? We're going to do this? You're going to treat me like I'm stupid?"
He just spluttered. And she got better windshield wipers.
I had an on/off button for rear air conditioning fixed. When I got it they had not put the knob on correctly and when it was on off it still ran. I couldn't fix it myself. I took it back and my regular guy wasn't there. When I picked it up, they had not fixed it, just copied the correct page on the instruction manual and highlighted how to turn it on and off. I lost it and demanded the service manager. I then turned the van on and asked him to turn the back air off. The look on his face was priceless. Needless to say not only was it fixed, but the service man got an A** chewing because he never checked, just assumed I didn't know how to turn a knob!
Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
Started at a size 16 down to loose 10
With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy
I'm a long time lurker and first time poster, and I must say that you and Blood Orchid are the two journals I read religiously. I wanted to ask you how the Synthroid is treating you? Is it helping with the tiredness or Q?
(Wave to Lady friend!)
"Fact is, we're the freaks, the misfit mutants surrounded by readily-available (and free) information about the evils of fat, the benefits of whole-grains etc. From an evolutionary point of view we're the weirdos with a short-life expectancy or we're trail-blazing a 'new' path." ~ AlanC
"Paleo? Try it, but be wary of the cult mentality that comes with it. Paleovangelists are everywhere and a bit scary."