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Paint Me A Misogynist

| Mesa, AZ, USA | Bigotry, Top

(I work in the hardware department of a large retail store. Part of my duties entail mixing paint. A customer approaches my male coworker, who doesn’t know how to use the paint machine. He points the customer in my direction and the following conversation ensues.)

Customer: “What? Her? But she’s a woman!”

Me: “I can help you, sir. Don’t worry. I have lots of experience in tinting paint.”

Customer: “Are you sure? Who taught you how to do that? How on Earth did you get this job?”

(The paint machine requires that we use a specific base for each color depending on the amount of tint that needs to be used. I need light base, but the customer hands me a can of medium base. I go to replace it.)

Customer: “What are you doing? I gave you medium base. It’s a medium color. I don’t think you know what you’re doing.”

Me: “I assure you, I do. The process is all computerized. I need a light base.”

Customer: “I want to see your manager. You can’t do this right.”

Me: “Trust me, just let me mix the paint before I get him. He’s likely busy.”

(I proceed to mix the paint. It turns out perfectly.)

Customer: *slinks off, defeated*