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Water
07-06-2015, 08:13 PM
My mom was filling up her gas tank yesterday, and I heard a man across from her say "Get your husband to do that for you". :headdesk: Geez, idiot, thanks for reinforcing the stereotype that it's a man's world when it comes to cars.

Bright_Star
07-06-2015, 08:43 PM
Where'd he come from? The 1950's?....lol.

DGoddessChardonnay
07-06-2015, 09:08 PM
Where'd he come from? The 1950's?....lol.

Wherever he came from, he needs to be tied to a rocket and shot back there.

And here's a newsflash for Mr. Neathdrathal . . .

Guys don't drag girls around by the hair back to the cave these days. We can drag the guys by the balls.:angel:

Guys like that are another reason why I prefer to be alone.:wave:

Headset Hellion
07-06-2015, 09:43 PM
I don't even have a husband. Oh, lawd, whatevah shall I do?!

mathnerd
07-06-2015, 09:58 PM
Trust me. As a chick who does a lot of my own work on my cars, these "men" aren't as uncommon as you think they are. However, they generally have enough sense not to advertise it at places other than parts stores and mechanics' shops.

Talon
07-06-2015, 11:47 PM
Being male is a requirement to pump gas?

It never even occurred to me to pump gas using my er, manparts :p

dalesys
07-07-2015, 12:00 AM
Being male is a requirement to pump gas?

It never even occurred to me to pump gas using my er, manparts :p
Din't ya know? Wimmins can't fart without a man.:angel:

Boomslang
07-07-2015, 12:24 AM
Din't ya know? Wimmins can't fart without a man.:angel:

I've killed several small countries with my ass gas.

mathnerd
07-07-2015, 12:26 AM
I've killed several small countries with my ass gas.

My boyfriend can attest to the power of my farts. I'm pretty sure he's achieved sainthood several times over for not kicking me out of the bedroom after I've eaten anything involving beans or vegetables.

cindybubbles
07-07-2015, 01:50 AM
My mom was filling up her gas tank yesterday, and I heard a man across from her say "Get your husband to do that for you". :headdesk: Geez, idiot, thanks for reinforcing the stereotype that it's a man's world when it comes to cars.

Why couldn't he offer to do that himself? Oh yeah, it's because he's a coward who'd get a butt-kicking if he did!

EricKei
07-07-2015, 02:00 AM
Get your husband to do that for you". This is when you look him dead in the eye, do an "involuntary" shiver, and say "We don't let him pump gas anymore. Not since the incident at the Shell station back in '93..." *look around* "It's best you not bring that up with him. Sets him off somethin' fierce."

Then slowly turn back to what you were doing and ignore him thereafter.

MoonCat
07-07-2015, 02:18 AM
"Oh, no, I couldn't. He just had his nails done." :D

XCashier
07-07-2015, 03:28 AM
"Get your husband to do that for you".
"Well, my husband's not here, how about your husband?" :devil:

Racket_Man
07-07-2015, 07:57 AM
We can drag the guys by the balls.:angel:

:

I hate to say this but I have watched this. Years ago One of our female cats got pissed off at one of our young male cats. She did a smack down/takedown on him and drug him around the room ^^^^ that way. :eek::roll:

greek_jester
07-07-2015, 08:01 AM
I hate to say this but I have watched this. Years ago One of our female cats got pissed off at one of our young male cats. She did a smack down/takedown on him and drug him around the room ^^^^ that way. :eek::roll:
I'm a woman and I just crossed my legs. :eek: Poor cat!

Racket_Man
07-08-2015, 06:10 AM
I'm a woman and I just crossed my legs. :eek: Poor cat!

Not a pleasant site to watch, BUT he did "respect" her a lot better from then on.:lol:

Another female of ours (years later) got pissed off at one of her male offspring and did a smackdown on him, bit him and took a small notch out of his ear.

raudf
07-08-2015, 02:30 PM
I'm afraid I'd have handed off the pumping to a family member and gone to look at the guy who made the comment. I'd have then said loudly, "I don't see you using your dick to fill the tank! What's the matter? Not big enough or were you premature?"

I took after my mom. If it's a comment about something we are doing, it's a pretty safe bet that they aren't using their penis to do it either. If they are.. that's a whole other issue.

bhskittykatt
07-08-2015, 02:45 PM
It would've blown this guy's mind the first time my husband and I went to a gas station here in town; Hubs had just moved from Oregon where you can't pump your own gas and, after making some initial smart-ass macho-man comment, had to sheepishly ask me to get out and show him how to use the pump. :lol:

Kaylyn
07-08-2015, 07:06 PM
I'm reminded of the time I was at my parents' house, my car's hood lifted and me bent over the compartment. All I was doing was changing the headlight bulb but I had no less than three men (one of whom was my pastor at the time) slow down and ask if I needed help. Thank you but I *can* change a light bulb!

(Never mind the fact that I can also change my own oil, brakes, fuel/oil/air filters, and successfully diagnosed and fixed an airflow issue with my car that I was told by a mechanic friend that most mechanics would overlook. So yes, a light bulb is definitely not a problem for me.)

mathnerd
07-08-2015, 07:17 PM
(Never mind the fact that I can also change my own oil, brakes, fuel/oil/air filters, and successfully diagnosed and fixed an airflow issue with my car that I was told by a mechanic friend that most mechanics would overlook. So yes, a light bulb is definitely not a problem for me.)

I do most of my own work. There's a repair that needs to be done right now that I'm going to have to get help with, not because I can't do the work, but because I lack a particular piece of equipment and a flat place to work. The piece of equipment is NOT a piece of my anatomy. I need and engine jack. The rear main seal has a leak, and to get to it I have to lift the engine out and partially drop the transmission. We keep planning on going to bf's BIL's house to do it, but that involves a six hour drive. BIL is a mechanic and has generously offered me the use of his garage and tools. This is the kind of help I appreciate! (Also, the time he decided to buy the parts I needed to do something else, because it needed to be done and I was putting it off because I didn't have the money. He called the parts store near me that I prefer and paid for them over the phone so I could pick them up. That was also appreciated.)

KuariKaydrith
07-08-2015, 09:01 PM
Jeezus H. Frog. That sort of mentality is just bullshit these days. I know several guys who don't know how to check their fluid levels in their cars, let along even top those fluids off - one freaked out when I stopped for gas while driving his van for him one day and checked and filled anything that needed it. He thought that only a mechanic could do any of that. What sheltered lives some people lead, I swear. And I know how to use more tools than my dad does - he's got doubles and triples of things he's got no idea what they're used for, and when I try to show him he just brushes me off...even though I've used most of them at job sites in the past, and he really has no use for but has to have them because it's a 'guy thing'.

*sigh*

bhskittykatt
07-08-2015, 10:58 PM
I'm reminded of the time I was at my parents' house, my car's hood lifted and me bent over the compartment. All I was doing was changing the headlight bulb but I had no less than three men (one of whom was my pastor at the time) slow down and ask if I needed help.


This reminds me of a time when I was driving down a multi-lane road and there was a truck stalled in the middle lane. There were three guys and one gal there. The three guys were standing watching around while the gal was up and leaning in the engine compartment, feet in the air, tinkering with whatever under the hood.

dalesys
07-09-2015, 01:47 AM
...three guys were standing watching around while the gal was up and leaning in the engine compartment, feet in the air, tinkering with whatever under the hood.
They wuz watchin' ... bunz.

Bloodsoul
07-12-2015, 02:55 AM
This is actually why, if I were to ever find a significant other, I would want to learn all I can from her and teach her all I can, to share each other's knowledge. That way, were we to split or one gets severely sick or passes, we'd be damned capable of doing something without necessarily needing the aid of the other.

And here's a newsflash for Mr. Neathdrathal…
Um… is this remark racist, or does it not count 'cause Neanderthals are extinct? :confused:

Estil
07-13-2015, 09:17 AM
Guys like that are another reason why I prefer to be alone.:wave:

*looks at your profile pic* You don't look very "alone" to me ;) My own kitty is that same golden blonde color yours is! :) And I did tell me wife (who is the one who turned me into a big time "crazy cat 'lady'"; before then I only liked the kind of Cats that play basketball :D ) that no matter what else happens in my life I'll always have at least one kitty. :)

But yeah back to our regularly scheduled program that is so sad that here we are in 2015 and this sort of thing still goes on. I would think car guys would adore a chick who was just as much if not more into cars as they were and those who for whatever reason think less of girls who know their way around cars are fools. Shoot didn't Waylon Jennings in the first Dukes of Hazzard episode mention how Daisy Duke "drives like Richard Petty, shoots like Annie Oakley..."?

mathnerd
07-14-2015, 04:32 AM
I would think car guys would adore a chick who was just as much if not more into cars as they were and those who for whatever reason think less of girls who know their way around cars are fools.


I've had this go both ways. Some guys, like my current boyfriend, thinks it's sexy as hell, but others have been intimidated by it, or even downright hostile. Those guys didn't last very long.

Estil
07-14-2015, 09:19 PM
Anyone know that classic "winners versus losers" inspirational poster you might see in schools (especially in locker rooms)? Well here's the relevant line for this situation:

A winner respects those who are superior to him/her and tries to learn something from them.

A loser resents those who are superior to him/her and tries to find chinks in their armor.

catcul
07-14-2015, 09:30 PM
My mom was filling up her gas tank yesterday, and I heard a man across from her say "Get your husband to do that for you".

What century are you in?

When I was working in fast food, a man in his 20's found out that the store manager was female said, "You're working for a woman? I feel sorry for you." Admittedly, she wasn't the easiest boss, but I did have respect for her.

Ironclad Alibi
07-14-2015, 11:55 PM
I went to Florida State University, which used to be the Florida College for Women. Our arch-rival, the University of Florida, would taunt us by yelling, "You go to a girl's school." We would answer back, "Eat your hearts out."

Estil
07-15-2015, 01:58 AM
Geez they make a "girl's school" sound like a bad thing :D

Ironclad Alibi
07-15-2015, 02:19 AM
No one ever said they were smart.

mathnerd
07-15-2015, 02:31 AM
I went to Florida State University

I don't know that we can be friends now. I need to check the rule book. I went to the University of Miami, and while the rivalry is not as bad as the UF/FSU or the UM/UF rivalry, it's still there. I think we can only be friends when UF and FSU are playing each other.

SimonF12009
07-15-2015, 02:27 PM
When I was at school, I was a member of [My County] Junior Orchestra, and all practices were held at the local girls school. As a 13-14 year old boy, I thought this was awesome :D

Ironclad Alibi
07-15-2015, 09:24 PM
I don't know that we can be friends now. I need to check the rule book. I went to the University of Miami, and while the rivalry is not as bad as the UF/FSU or the UM/UF rivalry, it's still there. I think we can only be friends when UF and FSU are playing each other.

I did graduate work at UF, but that probably doesn't help our relationship any. But I'm not a big FSU fan anyway. They shut down my College a year after I graduated because the Dean that started and ran it had died.

wolfie
07-15-2015, 10:31 PM
They shut down my College a year after I graduated because the Dean that started and ran it had died.

By "College", do you mean a satellite campus associated with the main university, or a program of study? If the latter, what would happen to people in that program when it got shut down? Would suck to be unable to graduate in your program of choice (after racking up tuition fees for as far as you got) due to the administration discontinuing the program.

Ironclad Alibi
07-15-2015, 11:47 PM
By "College", do you mean a satellite campus associated with the main university, or a program of study? If the latter, what would happen to people in that program when it got shut down? Would suck to be unable to graduate in your program of choice (after racking up tuition fees for as far as you got) due to the administration discontinuing the program.

Program of study. In this case it was called the FSU School of Engineering Science., not to be confused with the present FSU/FAMU College of Engineering which started up a decade later.

wolfie
07-16-2015, 03:13 PM
So what happened to people who were partway through the program when it was cancelled?

Ironclad Alibi
07-16-2015, 06:29 PM
So what happened to people who were partway through the program when it was cancelled?

I don't think I ever knew. Most likely transferred to another engineering school.