Subject: Re: Rob and Dyna get 15 min. of fame in German Online Newspaper
Date: 25 Feb 1996 00:00:00 GMT
From: email@example.com (MegEliz)
Organization: Gene Wolfe Library and Family Restaurant, East Wing
References: 1 , 2 , 3
firstname.lastname@example.org (Dennis McClain-Furmanski) wrote:
: On 02-23-96, email@example.com wrote:
: > Besides, I'll be standing in the aisle on the saucers, holding on
: > to a big red strap while an Uberfemme takes my seat. Even Uberfemmes
: > are suckers for a gentleman.
: Boy, you got THAT right! Why I remember once in high school, on a trip to
: see Man Of LaMancha in Chicago, I offered my bus seat to this....
You are not only right, but probably more right than you know.
Uberfemmes are, I believe, extra-susceptible to gentlemen.
Once upon a time, I was preparing for travel with the tots of terror,
when I expressed my misgivings to another mommy-type. She was, and I
assume still is, a superhero of pink. She said that she'd never had
any trouble: people just naturally volunteer to help out a lone mother
traveler. Kind strangers had configured her stroller, entertained the
kids, carried her diaper bags and just generally been oh-so sweet to
her any time she had to fly.
Nobody did shit for me. Nobody helped me mop up the blood when the
rugrat of ruin split her lip at O'Hare. Nobody helped me juggle my
stuff in and out of the overhead compartments, over the icy tarmac or
through the tangled habitrail of security booths. So much for HUMAN
Since then it has been pointed out to me that I never get voluntary
assistance from strangers because I exude self-sufficiency with a
whiff of doom. Of course I'll probably never experience another
attempted mugging, either.
It is a rare and deserving gentleman who will step between an
Uberfemme and a jar of peanut butter - he who hears the grunting and
cursing as, "Golly, would you open this for me?"
Not-Yet Popette (spooky) Meg
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