As a woman who worked in a hardware store I was pretty used to dealing with people assuming I couldn’t do anything. On this day I was working on the roof top garden and just doing my job. A man came up and began asking me about the mulch options.
“Yes of course. We have many options of mulch. You can go with cedar mulch, which can be a natural pesticide. We also have a wide variety of colored mulch, but be careful as it may stain the trunk of your car.”
As the customer was weighing his options I took that opportunity to run to the main floor.
When I came back I found out that he had noticed my leaving and before leaving asked the cashier “Where is the cute manly girl? I wanted her to load my mulch.”
- You are a full grown adult. You can load your own mulch.
- Did you seriously just say you wanted to watch me load your mulch?! That is just fowl.
- “Cute Manly Girl”? How is that supposed to be flattering? Just because I’m not weak and I know about mulch?