Guy 1: I will not date anyone who makes less than 90K. If she has kids, she has to be a really good mom, but I prefer that she doesn’t so that she can take care of home, plus I have my own kids every other weekend.
Guy 2: Where are you going to meet a wonder woman like this?
Guy 1: I am sure there are a few out there, but they will have to work for hard my attention and loyalty because I am a catch and drive a Range.
Guy 2: Lucky her… Shakimg his head in disgust
(Unfortunately there are many many guy 1s in this area, I met quite a few in the past)
Friend 1: Hey, I have Wednesday free so can you meet for lunch then since you don’t work on Wednesdays?
Friend 2: I can’t, I now work 3 days a week instead of 2. Now that both kids can drive my husband said I should work more.
Friend 1: That’s a good thing! More money, and it will keep you busy now that the kids are older, and you still have free time.
Friend 2: That extra day is ruining my social life! Now I have only 2 days a week to lunch and hike with friends!
Friend 1: Awww. Sorry, I know it is a sacrifice (snark), but at least you aren’t working like 55 or 60 hours like I am.
Friend 2: I guess. But it will be a tough adjustment.
Friend 1: Yeah, I am sure it will, poor thing ( sarcasm and disdain dripping from her voice).
(I feel ya friend 1. Welcome to my friend circle, literally)
Feminist: I can’t stand that many women in this area are so bound to traditional family lives. So many of my neighbors are not going to the March.
Other woman: Well, I would go, but I have work and then I have to pick up kids from practice.
Feminist: What kind of feminist are you? You can’t get your husband to pick them up?
Other woman: What do you mean? We both work hard! He goes in late so he can get them to school. I go to work early so that I can pick them up for extracurriculars.
Feminist: I just meant that if you are really into women’s rights you would have taken off.
Other woman: You haven’t worked in 20 years and your kids are a part of a carpool. What are you doing for feminism? Your husband completely takes care of everything including with the kids. If being a feminist means not working and living a life of leisure, I want in!
(ME TOO SISTER, me too!)