Thursday, January 31, 2008

You did NOT just say that!!

Okay, so I thought I'd share another work story.
Our regional manager came to visit on Tuesday and Wednesday, and since his birthday is February 4th, we decided to get a cake for his birthday for while he was here (since he won't be here then and, hey, any excuse for a party!). So we called him in to the break room on Wednesday and surprised him with the cake and sang 'Happy Birthday' to him. Then Joann told him that since it was his birthday, he had to cut the cake. His response? "Oh, no, that's women's work". We could not believe it! She and I both said "You did NOT just say that!" at the same time! I was amazed because this guy holds a major position in the company and you would think that in this day and age of 'political correctness', he would know better than to say something like that! I thought it was funny because it really showed his true colors. I suppose I should get upset, but frankly, I don't care enough to. But for his sake, if someone filed a complaint about that comment, he could get in serious trouble! So the moral of the story is 'chauvenism is not dead; it is alive and well in the South'!

4 comments:

Carynanne said...

Well he should have gotten the cake in his face. That's how we women cut cake here in the south.

Adena said...

Either that or you should have pulled your frying pans and rolling pins out of your offices (since, you know, women carry those things around with them, being women and all)and given him a good beating!

The Dane said...

The chauvinism will rise again.

Colleen said...

I don't think it can be completely eradicated (as evidenced by the comment above), but I certainly hope that it never becomes a way of life again! Hopefully, we've come a long way, baby! :)