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Old 04-02-2012, 03:31 PM   #29
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At least it sounds like it is not just a female thing. I get so tired of dealing with car repair people who assume, since you are female, that you know nothing. Often, they look right over my head to the hubby. I admit that it has become easier to just let him do this sort of thing.
On occasion though, I am nasty in the computer stores. If they ask me what I want, I launch into discourse that demonstrates that, no, I don't need help.

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yup cindy, my wife has banned me from buying from the local chevy dealer. she bought a car there a few years back, and when i took her in to pick it up, the sales guy ignored her and kept talking to me,,,no matter how many times i said,,"i don't know, its her, car ask her"
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:37 PM   #30
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I try NOT to shop at Can Tire on weekends when their experienced staff is off and the high school kids are manning the store. I once asked a question on a weekend and ended up with five teenage helpers showing me around the store. What a blast!
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:30 PM   #31
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yup cindy, my wife has banned me from buying from the local chevy dealer. she bought a car there a few years back, and when i took her in to pick it up, the sales guy ignored her and kept talking to me,,,no matter how many times i said,,"i don't know, its her, car ask her"

Had a banker like that. My wife was working full time and wanted to buy a new car (used car - we NEVER buy new cars - I am already a cancer survivor and do not need that highly carcinogenic "new car smell").


Banker insisted that I had to co-sign the note

Since I have always been VERY insistent that she have her own credit rating and credit facility - (in case anything happens to me) , I refused to co-sign.

He got all excited and made "mouth noises" along the lines of "she must be a poor credit risk".

I asked him how he planned to explain to HQ about the sexual discrimination charges I was planning to bring against the bank under the human rights act - with a copy sent to the newspapers and TV networks.

She got the loan, based on her own credit rating, income and etc.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:02 PM   #32
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At least it sounds like it is not just a female thing. I get so tired of dealing with car repair people who assume, since you are female, that you know nothing. Often, they look right over my head to the hubby. I admit that it has become easier to just let him do this sort of thing.
On occasion though, I am nasty in the computer stores. If they ask me what I want, I launch into discourse that demonstrates that, no, I don't need help.

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I am by no means a feminist, and I can tell you that it is not just a female thing. I have more experience and often more knowledge than the writer at the repair desk,yet on the rare occasion that I must deal with them, they assume I know nothing....Generally they assume and hope for the ignorance of anyone who walks in the door.
Maybe you should just drop the "hubby" off at the mall on your way to the repair shop, then they won't look over your head,... below it maybe, but not over it!
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:28 PM   #33
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I love when I go to Lordco/ Napa/ Home Depot etc. & speak with a male....I ask him a question, (usually with my husband beside me) & I am certain that they think he must be a ventriloquist, because, they almost always ignore me and answer him. Or they treat me like I have zero idea what I'm talking about and tell me all about the product...or better yet I ask them for a product they don't know about ...

...i.e. "Do you have any silicone remover?"

Reply..."well I'm very familiar with silicones and they don't make a product that removes it"

Me, "we'll in the States it's called 'McKanica Silicone caulk remover', not sure if they have that product here but can you check your computer for the Canadian equivalent?"

Him (not checking the computer), "Nope they definitely don't make a silicone remover anywhere, you must be confused, you have to use a blade, I know Silicone"

I just turned around and walked out at that point....I have zero patience for being treated like an idiot, when it's the idiot I'm talking to.
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I help design switches for children with disabilities. I admit that most times the hubby ends up making it. He can't help himself. The time I tried to do the thing myself, he could not help himself taking over, not in a way that indicated he thought I could not do it, but because he likes to do that kind of thing (Last week, I came home with the parts to make a stand for videotaping with my iPad. He said, "I don't have time," and then had it done in a couple of hours. Works great.) I love going into a Radio Shack though and asking for the exact kind of switch I want. Most times, the workers just point in the direction of the switches, so I go hunt for what I need.

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Old 04-02-2012, 06:07 PM   #35
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Radio shack workers know which part of the store has switches?????

Thought product knowledge and location that was grounds for dismissal!
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:30 PM   #36
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Hey.... Radio Shack still exists? Here in Calgary, they are all the Source now.
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I think that Radio Shack will not be carrying electrical switches like I need much longer. What I find now is what they have left.

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Old 04-02-2012, 08:21 PM   #38
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Tandy Leather sold the Radio Shacks (Radioactive Snacks?) in Canada to help pay their bills .

In Canada, they became "The Source" (of frustration at inept staff peddling shoddy junk at inflated prices)
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The Source. Like buying pre-packaged meats at the grocers. Lots of packaging - very little filler.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:18 AM   #40
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Radio shack workers know which part of the store has switches?????

Thought product knowledge and location that was grounds for dismissal!
yup,,,there on the wall by the back door, so you can flip them easy when you come in....
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:21 AM   #41
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jeeze the way old guys brains work......

all this talk about radioshack,,i recall when they had bins full of transistors and bits and pieces...
then of course that reminded me of heathkit. you could build some awsome radios amplifiers and stuff with kits bought at heathkit,,,,now i gotta do a websearch and see if they still exist.
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