Sexist old men are funny.

I don't know why, but I've encountered more sexism at my current place of work than ever before. Maybe because I've been there three years, maybe because lots of engineers are old men, or maybe this is just the most i've ever been around old men. Either way, it can be pretty funny. I'm sure most women would disagree, but I've never been much of a feminist or a hippy - I also know that it's just their generation and it's a dying state of mind. Either way: sometimes rather amusing.

Today I was in the cafeteria on my lunch break enjoying some chicken parm with Messick (hes a guy). We were sitting next to a table of older guys discussing cars -- not unusual. They were talking about how stupid having an automatic sports car was -- because that defeats the entire purpose. The following is directly quoted:

Old Guy 1: "I guess it makes them more accessible to women."

Old Guy 2 (genuinely seeing this as a valid argument): "Then my wife could drive it"

Me (looking at Messick): "Did he actually just imply that women can't drive stick? ... I can drive stick."

Messick: "I can't."


Blogger penn said...

reminds me of my favorite sexist joke:

Q: Why can't Helen Keller drive?

A: Cuz she's a woman.

7:26 AM  

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