Spacefem (spacefem) wrote,

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who should I really be mad at, though?

This is why I'm a feminist... damn culture makes me mad. Just when I think I'm okay with the whole world, I'm not going to be a full-time pro-woman psycho, this happens...

I'm working front desk duty when my friend Deb comes down saying her car won't start. It makes little almost-starting noises and quits. So she's all, "I'm such a girl when it comes to cars... think maybe it needs a jump start?" I tell her it's a possibility and offer to help out- explaining that I've never personally jump started a car before but I've seen it done, it doesn't hurt to try, and we can take care of it.

Then this random guy comes up to buy a stamp and she turns to him and explains the whole situation beginning with, "Hey, you're a guy, you know about cars!". He tells her it might be the starter, but that's it, and doesn't offer to help. I'm about to run out the door and start the damn car myself.

So then she's like, "Wait, let me call Jon, he'll know what to do!" He's not there. She calls another guy. I'm sweating. Finally she gets hold of a guy who's friends with an autotech major. He does tell her some useful information, but basically they end up JUMP STARTING HER CAR, which was what I was going to do in the first place.

She knows I'm an electronics major, she's listening to me yell at her, why does she keep calling guys down? What's wrong with this picture? She'd rather ask a random guy off the street for advice than a woman she knows to be technically oriented.

OKAY! That's my rant... I feel a LOT better now!

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