Working women have it hard

I never really thought about how hard it is to be female sometimes.

While at a newspaper design seminar this weekend, I took a break from pretending to network with professionals to steal some fun-size candies from the huge bowl.

I walked past a nice young lady from another college’s newspaper talking to a man from a Palm Springs paper.

I hear this conversation as I walk past.

“So, what are you doing tonight?” Palm Springs asks.

“I’m sorry, I have a boyfriend,” she says.

“Oh, not like that. I meant business,” he says, nonetheless disappointed that she’s not quite single.

Men are pigs sometimes. I speak authoritatively, as I’m usually one or both.

This wasn’t a bar, and she wasn’t wearing some floozy outfit. This was a professional conference — you’d think whoever she is could be taken seriously and not be hit on.

I thought that it’s the beginning of the 21st century would have meant something. So far, it’s not proving to be a whole lot different than the end of the 20th century.

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