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Re: OT-Reverse sexism?!

It's a guy thing ;+)
I remember buying a car in the 70s and my boyfriend came along with me.
When it came time to do the paperwork, the salesman refused to even look
at me - insisted on asking BF all the questions. BF kept saying "SHE's
buying the car, not me." No good. He finally got up and walked out so we
could complete the transaction.

I also remember washing the car at one of those quarter places. A guy in
the next bay started giving me a hard time about my car insinuating it
wasn't mine or my daddy bought it for me because girls can't afford or
wouldn't know how to pick out a nice car.


-------Original Message-------
From: Melody <mhobertm@excite.com>
Sent: 01/29/03 11:02 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT-Reverse sexism?!

> Janet: Way to go!!!! Even married women have this problem, though...a
few years ago, when I bought my first minivan, one that I had found,
test drove, arranged the financing for, etc. the car dealership filled
out all the paperwork with my husband listed as the primary owner. I was
so mad, but I patiently explained to the salesman that I was signing
nothing until all of the paperwork was done correctly, with my name as
the primary owner, etc. The owner of the dealership came out to the
salesman's office and said this was common practice when a married
couple bought a vehicle and ...I didn't even give him a chance to
finish...just told him that if he wanted to sell this van to this
married couple he would do as I asked without any further excuses...I
think sometimes it is easy to forget that if women do not have credit in
their own name, then if something happens to their husbands (divorce,
death, etc) then the woman is basically a non-entity for some time

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

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