Thursday, June 19, 2008
3jesus97, or no votes for girls!
Although the 3jesus97 lady and I have become friends, she still alarms me on occasion. The other day we were talking about some of the trials and tribulations we face on the job along with our worries about the economy. "Be sure and vote for Obama," I told her. "He has the best chance to help us out of this mess."
"Oh, I haven't decided who I'm voting for yet," she replied. "I'll consider Obama but I would never have considered Hillary."
"You don't like her?" I asked.
"Well, no, but it's not really that. I just don't ever want a woman as President."
"Excuse me?" I was flabbergasted that she would say this.
"You heard me, Tom. I don't EVER want a woman in the White House. Women are crazy! We need a man running the country."
Now remember that Sandra is from Oklahoma, but still. She's a successful Strategic Sales Executive, like me, and on top of that she is a single mom. She is a woman and she seems to be doing just fine. I reminded her of this.
"Oh believe me, I know I'm going against my own gender, but I'm a woman and I know women. And we're all crazy. Women are too vindictive. They hold grudges. That will not work in situations involving international diplomacy. Men can stab each other in the back all right, but they'll still go out hunting and drinking together afterward and it will all be just fine. A woman would NEVER go out and socialize with people she hates."
All I could think was that Sandra's mother must have been some bitch.
I think Sandra is sick in the head and I told her as much. She agrees, but still.