A little back story first:
I’m a woman in my 30’s and I am the general manager for an up and coming new sports apparel and memorabilia store. It just opened it’s first permanent store this year, and we are hoping to open a second in the next few months. We carry almost anything you could need for football, baseball, basketball, and hockey game days. I was raised a NY Giants fan, and grew into watching the NY Rangers (though I don’t watch every hockey game, there are too many!).
Middle aged female customer comes up to the register for me to ring her up, and she says:
“So, how did a woman end up working in a sports store?”
What I said:
“Ha-ha, umm…just lucky I guess.”
What I thought:
“Well you see, I think it was back in the early 1900’s, a bunch of women had this crazy idea that they should be treated as equals with men. They then started to protest and fight for these rights, and over 100 years later, here I am.”
Sigh, I guess women haven’t come as far as I thought they have, that one would question why another has a “man’s job”.
Sometimes I just want to knock my head against the counter repeatedly until a customer leaves…
Has anyone else had something like this happen to them? This happened months ago and I am still confused as to why she felt the need to ask me that question.
Until next time,
Survive Reality, Live the Dream