I hired a new employee for one of the shops this week. She is going to UTI and wants to get into the BMW program. I thinks she is lovely. She told me of some of the super offensive experiences she has had with teachers / students at school and at another shop she worked at. I explained that offensive language does not fly at my shops.
As I was driving later I thought, "Why not reiterate that to all of the other employees?"
I informed everyone and went on home to make dinner. I am sitting down to eat with some of you and Uncle Danny.
He says, "That new girl. Is she trying to prove something? "
Yard Tard, " Is she trying to prove that she can do MAN WORK?"
Me, "Noooooooooo. You did not just say that?"
At this point there is a blank stare on his face.
Me, "Ok, let's think about this for a minute. Did your dad have a job and support your family?"
Me, "Did Sylvia have a job and support most of the family?"
Me, " Did you consider Sylvia as someone "trying to prove something by doing "Man Work" ?"
Danny, "eee ahh hahahaha. (It was a weird animal noise you made.) Ok, you got me. I see your point."
Me, "Whose your Mama?"
Uncle Danny, "You are Mama Jen. (said in a very respectable tone.)"
Btw, your dad stood at the counter laughing the whole time.