goodmorning i went out and bought myself a vintage gibson guitar. the funny part is ive been playing a long time and know my way around it. so i found it sort of funny when the guy who waited on me ,kept treating me like i was this dumb older blond women who knew nothing about guitar and he was the guru. so finaly isaid could you leave me alone so i could play the guitar and see how it sounds with alternate tunings ,iwanted to try with the joni michill songs, i like to play.and so he finelly got the hint that i did know what i was doing andtreted like all the other guitar players.but you know something for all the changes weve made were still judged as women and for the most part its still that old boys school. hugs stevie
I bought a van a while back and I posted this on another forum.
As I said earlier I am a female van owner. Nothing spectacular about that in my mind nor most of yours I am sure.
But when I went to look at my first VW Caddy, the sales guy did not really know what to do with me. I had already done my homework, so I knew I wanted a Caddy, and I knew it had what I wanted, so for me it was just a matter of finding a good one at a good price.
In fairness the salesguy was also the owner, head mechanic and only boss to one other mechanic.
However the sales technique was interesting.
How many of you men were sold a van with the following sentences:
"It is very white. Of all the vans, it is probably the whitest, so it will look nice when polished.
The seats are not plastic, a lot of other vans have plastic seats.
You can put carpet on the floor in the back, and whatever colour you want.
There is a huge cubby hole up top for all your,.,.,.,.,. eh,.,.,.,.,. stuff. [That was my favourite as he went a little pink]
The doors are wide for climbing in.
The mats are rubber so easy clean in the footwells. "Those are the footwells, there!"
I have sold vans to other women."
In fairness he was doing his best, he was very friendly, and he did not ask, or even suggest that I could bring a guy to help me.
He only was agreeable to knocking £100 off though, and that was a £4,000 van.
I didn't buy the van, but it was not because of his attitude, I quite liked him, and he certainly was not actively sexist. He just was not comfortable, and didn't know how to deal with women.
Last Edit: Jan 13, 2015 7:08:40 GMT -5 by a_muppet
Your story about the van made me laugh Cherry.. I wanted a job driving the delivery van where I worked ..the boss couldnt refuse me but gave the other driver the job of taking me out in the van to see how bad I was...
That was a laugh, it was a Mercedes sprinter one of the easiest of vans to drive and I threw it around no trouble at all,,,All the dricer could say when we got back was 'I think she was born in a van'!
What is it about women in vans that makes men so uncomfortable?
Post by britishbea on Jan 19, 2015 10:24:41 GMT -5
okay new purchase.. ive just been to the shop for a drink, saw a can of fruit punch fizzy pop, so i picked it up took it to the till, brought it to work, poured it out then realised... its strawberry, YUKKK
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I just bought kinder joy for my daughter which she loved so much. it was an egg type plastic with a toy inside. when you open it, the half is a chocolate and the other half is a lego like toy. first time I saw it when she opened it I was like...ah ok..lol!
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