Re: Gender Differences
Let me tell you a little story from my childhood that might lift the spirits a bit. While the story is partly fictional (meaning I pumped it up a bit) Stone Susan and her ability described below are fully accurate!
Here it comes:
About 300 yards from where I grew up there was a small house with a flat roof. A woman of indeterminable age was living there. You must know someone like that: a person who looks old from they are 50 to 100. Her name was Susan and she was no taller than 5 feet.
The house was placed a bit back on the property and on the front there were rows and colomns of grave stones for sale. Every once in a while a truck would pull up and two broad shouldered men with hair between their teeth would lift the stones one by one off of the truck and set them on display using straps.
One day one of the men was a new guy and as usual they started loading of the truck as Stone Susan came out to them complaining how they handled the stones:
"Set those stones down on a straight line!" she yelled, "how am I supposed to sell anything if you just toss them wherever you like!? People would think this is a jewish graveyard that isnīt cared for!"
The new guy certainly wasnīt going to put up with that kind of verbal abuse, so he yelled back at her: "Do you have any idea how heavy these things are? You better behave, Lady! Weīre doing the best we can!"
But Stone Susan wasnīt ready to let it go. "Oh, please, just do your jobs! Are you men or are you mice?" she said with contempt.
The new guy had just about enough and he looked her straight in the eye and pulled what he thought was an ace: "If you donīt stop this right now, you can bl....y unload the stones yourself!" He looked to his partner with a winners smile, but much to his surprise his partner suddenly dropped everything he had in his hands and jumped in behind the steering wheel and shut the door!
If Stone Susan was in a good mood that day or she just gave him some ekstra slack because he was new is still a mystery, but she didnīt say anything. Instead she just stepped up to the back of the truck, put her short arms around the nearest stone, lifted it off with her bare hands and placed it on the ground as if it was an empty card board box...
After a short silence, the men finished unloading the truck...
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