Wednesday, September 30, 2009

It's a Man's World after all

I heard a truly funny conversation between a mother and a mom-to-be today. "Hi," they both exchanged greetings. Then the mother who had a little girl of 6 or 7 asked the expecting mother. "When are you due?" "Actually, anytime now," the mom-to-be caressed the bulge on her stomach and beamed with such a radiance I could just go blind looking at her. "Do you know?" the experienced mother asked. As though by some telepathic connection the mom-to-be nods her head and smiles sheepishly, "It's a boy." "Good, good." The other woman replied. "There are too many girls around," she continued. "Really?" The mom-to-be asked innocently while she glowed in the darkening sky. "Ya, ya, if you look around they are just too many girls around." And then they said their goodbyes.

I wonder what the woman would tell her friend if she was carrying a baby girl instead. Sometimes I wonder if women know why it's a man's world after all.

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