I Might be Female, but I do have a BRAIN.

Have you ever walked into a place of business and searched out for the one person you know could help you? It could be the next person available, or just someone with a friendly demeanor – but you know the one when you see them. If they tell you things you don’t want to hear, you argue and ask for a supervisor. Nine times out of ten, you either get what you want or you don’t. Normally, you would maybe ask another person’s opinion but whatever happens, you get the information you desired. So please explain to me why certain men feel the need to either bypass me totally OR listen to what I have to say and then walk over to the nearest male I am working with and ask their opinion.

This is unacceptable. If I have spent my time sitting with you, explaining to you everything you can do to make your situation better, then that’s it. You then get the same answers, the same replies and you act like this was all new information I never shared. It’s demeaning and frankly, it makes you look like a joke of a human being. If you cannot handle a woman telling you no – don’t get married. Better yet – don’t bother living in modern day society – we outnumber you.

This has nothing to do with me being married to a woman either. This has to do with respect and the lack of it. I have had one male constantly call work and ask for the male I was working with. When they were unavailable I asked if I could assist them – I was told simply “I’ll wait for the men to be available. Sorry, but they know more than you.” Really? How would you know? Have you asked me? Have you given me the courtesy of at least seeing if I knew anything?

This happens all the time in many different directions, the end result is the same – DISRESPECT. What the hell are we teaching kids that certain people have no brains or are of no worth? You can disagree with me, but the evidence of my varying jobs is overwhelming. If one more person waves their finger in my face pointing to my coworker and saying “You come here” or “Guys know more about this sorry.” or better yet “You’re too pretty to know about this” – yes that really happened…or better still – ignore what I have to say to you… then ask for a piece of paper and ask me out for drinks after work. Yes, that has happened to. I am just trying to pay my darn bills and am sick of being treated like a fool.

Ultimately, if you want something a little courtesy, common sense and human decency go a long way. If someone treats you with respect you should do the same in return. It’s not rocket science.

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