Character Flaw #471 I need to work on…
- Getting a little miffed when crazies on the train assert that my hair is a wig.
In the midst of a torrential downpour uptown
A crazy, presumably dirty, and smelly, guy with no umbrella started walking towards me with his arms open screaming “I NEED A HUG FROM YOU!!!”
I started running, with my umbrella, screaming “GET THE FUCK AWAY FROM ME AHHHHH”
and that is why the back of my pants are soaking wet.
“Why should women be paid equal to men? Men have been in the working world a lot longer and deserve to be paid at a higher rate. Heck, I’m a working mom and I’m not paid a dime. I depend on my husband to provide for me and my family, as should most women… and if a woman does work, she should be happy just to be out there in the working world and quit complaining that she’s not making as much as her male counterparts. I mean really, all this wanting to be equal nonsense is going to be detrimental to the future of women everywhere. Who’s going to want to hire a woman, or for that matter, even marry a woman who thinks she is the same, if not better than a man at any job. It’s almost laughable. C’mon now ladies, are you with me on this?”
Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney
I’m not sure I had the correct reaction…
but uptown manhattan at Barney’s and Bergdorf’s and Hermes and Bendel’s made me super depressed today. It was like that scene in Pretty Woman where Vivien goes to get clothes and no one will help her. Well I wasn’t looking for help, but the side-eyes let me know I was out of my league.