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I had an interesting conversation with a colleague the other day.

We were all standing around the front desk discussing the economy in general, and someone asked if by me working full time, I made a profit after paying for pre-school. I laughed a bit and said I made enough to pay someone else to educate my child and what's left goes to beer. A gentlemen that was standing there jokingly said "Oh my goodness - What a horrible mother for working full time"

He then went on to say that the reason the economy is in the shitter is because of women.

I'm totally not kidding.

This is his theory.

Many moons ago, when women stayed home to tend to their homes and their children, our strong men went to work. With men being the only one that worked outside of the home - every household only had one income.

Then women wanted to work as well. All of a sudden some houses were TWO income houses.

So Joe, who owns the local TV store, who used to sell a TV for $50, can now sell it for $100 because he knows every household is making more money.

Did the follow the thought process?

So, basically women are bitches and we've ruined the world.

He assured me after this conversation that he was totally kidding....But I'm keeping my eye on him.


Ro said...

The logic is absolutely correct, real Economics 101 stuff. I've been saying this for some time.

Where the logic runs out, of course, is when he claims that women are wrong to work. It doesn't destroy the economy to have two-income households, it merely means that we're not as rich as our parents assumed we would be.

Granted, though, it does make it a little harder for the single-income household ... but I'm not going to gripe about it :)

Ms Picket To You said...

wait a minute? was that my father in law? his name is FRED. he has also called me a socialist and poor patriot for suggesting that the rich get richer and the poor get the picture.

PS: this makes holidays very uncomfortable.

PS: fuck him, fuck everyone like him.