by Pat Tarzwell 12/17/18
Sandy and I were invited to an ugly sweater party last Friday night, and I went to Walmart to get myself an ugly sweater (but it turns out I am too cheap to spend $12 on a one used sweater). As I am leaving the “men’s section” of Walmart, a young man, who I would say was between 25 and 30 years old, says “Excuse me sir, could you help me?” (I must admit to starting off impressed because he said sir, but that did not last long.)
He then asks if I thought the sweater he had tried on was too big. Never having someone ask me such a question, I was taken aback. So my response was less than supportive. I said “You do know I am a man, right?” “Yes,” he replied. So I said, “If you like it, buy it. If you don’t, don’t.”
He then reiterated, “I just want to know if it fits. “I said, “Find a woman, she will have an opinion and be happy you asked, and happy to share her opinion.” He pressed me again, so by now I am a bit miffed with this snowflake and I said, “Listen, it’s time for you to grow a pair of balls and make a flippin decision,” and then I walked away.
A few hours later, at the ugly sweater party, I decided to ask both males and female the question; “Was I too harsh on this snowflake?” About 10 of each of the two sexes at the party replied (sorry no third, fourth or fifth options). I cannot say I was surprised, but the majority of the women said I was too harsh and most of the men said I was not although none of them would have said anything besides “I don’t know” to our little precious.
Well, I angered a few of the kinder, gentler sex when they claimed I could have just told him. And I said, “That is what is wrong with women being in control governments, you think telling him the answer would be helping him. I helped him with a life lesson.” (Maybe…I do not know if he listened or just cried to his friends later). “There comes a time in life when mommy will not be there to dress you, or take care of your every need and the sooner you learn this the better your life will be.”
Pat Tarzwell was born conservative, runs a successful hi-tech business, and lives a red-state life in a deep blue one.
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