Two Things You Never Say to a Woman

PhilBillPaul and I were at one of our favorite upscale restaurants for the $4.99 manager’s special.

I was just recovering from a 2 day migraine.

Might not have been looking my best.

Might have worn a ball cap.

Might not have had makeup on.


I need to remind you at this point about my infamous Kroger experience with the Maxine look-alike.

Our waitress was Maxine’s fraternal twin sister with a chipped front tooth and bad perm.

When we inquired about the week day manager’s special, the waitress said she would have to check on it because she just got there.

We said, “Okay, please check.”

To which she replied…

“You know you can get the senior buy one/get one free when you purchase two drinks that will save you even more.”

To which we replied…



Without making eye contact, I said we’d still like to hear what the manager’s special is today.

She walked away.

We looked at each other.

PhilBillPaul said, “Did she say what I think she said?”

I said, “We’re not coming here anymore.”

While PhilBillPaul is just two short years away from maximizing his discount. I AM NOT.

I think you give information about senior discounts IF the customer asks.

Oh, and the other thing you never say to a woman…

I think you already know the answer.

But just in case you don’t…

“When is the baby due?”


One year ago..

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  1. 1
    Melinda says:

    only one word to say about this post “LIKE”

  2. 2
    ~julie says:

    😉 🙂 😉

  3. 3
    Sally says:

    I got that at the IGA last week. Brutal. I am THREE years away. The nerve.

  4. 4
    Melodi says:

    HA! I had a client say to me the other day – “you know – I just have to ask – are you expecting?” This was just a few days after an older gentlemen that was considering moving his business to me asked “Well who is going to run your business while you are off?” And I said “Off for what?” And he said “Well you are with child, aren’t you?” My sister said I need to quit wearing the empire waist look that is so “in” right now. I think I need to quit eating pizza :)!

    • 4.1
      Sherra says:

      I know you’re still a twig so I’ll have to agree with your sister’s suggestion. I don’t know if it’s a bigger insult at our age to be pregnant or to be a senior. LOL

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    Karen says:

    Some people are just a poor judge of everything. Some people did not pass Tact 101. Some people are just plain stupid. Thanks for the laugh! The other day it was inferred with my husband and it was such a round about way he didn’t even catch on. I did because I’m smart like that AND read your blog.

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    Jenn Ross says:

    Okay I have to admit I have not had that happen YET but my husband SOOO loves a discount he cannot wait to get it. I work in the mother infant unit at the hospital and alongside lots of labor and delivery nurses and I swore one was pregnant … but even my keen eye was not sure so I secretly asked and she is NOT. Phew!!! Shoe in mouth averted.

    Sherra..consider the source…and never go there again..unless the food is REALLY GOOD.

    My hubby would have taken the special AND the discount! I would have given her a chip in her other tooth so she could match. LMAO
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