Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Shall I smack you now or later???

There are times being a woman in an industry dominated by men that you just want to smack someone for being condescending.  Yesterday was that day for me.

If you have followed this blog at all, you know how much I love to fish.  I mean, really, I love to fish!!!  My regular customers know this.  They ask me questions like: "What's biting?" or "Have you been out fishing lately?"  Apparently, some brilliant people seem to think I am the little lady who runs the store for her husband.

With this in mind, you can imagine as I with power that can only come from above, refrained from hauling off and smacking someone yesterday when the conversation came to this:
Customer: "Do you like to fish?
Me: "I love to fish.  Just went Saturday."
Customer: "What, did your husband take you?"
(At this point, I am thinking, "Did he just say what I thought he said?  What kind of moron is this?")
Me: "We went together.  There are many times I fish without him."
Customer: "You could come fishing with me sometime."
(Again, silently thinking: EWWWWWWWW)
Me: "No thanks"

Really?  This is 2013!  Do we really think women need a man to go fishing?  There are women on the professional circuit.  Yeah, they fish against the men!  I love fishing with my husband and son, but seriously, I would do it without either of them.  Ask them.  I have.

By the way, the Saturday fishing trip was great.  Fished a lake I have never fished and caught my first yellow perch and crappie among other fish!

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