Rudeness

I was waiting for a colleague at the lobby of our office building. A work associate just came out of a meeting, and was at the same lobby waiting for his pick-up.

We said hi and engaged in small talk.

He is a 40-something-year-old and married and kids. I knew he had children so I thought a safe bet was to ask about them. As expected, he happily obliged, obviously proud of the 3 that he has.

Then he turned to ask about me. I replied honestly that I would like to have kids.

He then said: Yah, you women have one organ, use it well!

I STARED at him, I not believing what I just heard. This is someone I hardly even know. Then I calmed myself and graciously said: Well, God will provide.

He didn't let up and said: Yah, but you have to do your part too!

My colleague turned up then and I quickly said a curt goodbye.

What's wrong with this man?!

And by the way, a woman has more than one functioning organ!

11 comments:

imp said...

what a chauvinist! either that or plain dumb.

nuttyjas said...

Adding on to what imp said..
he's freakin ass!

U were very gracious in your revert, babe. I would have said something rude or stomp on his feet wahhaa!

Sparkle Thots by Ruth said...

flabbergasted.
that certainly was uncalled for!

Jacinta said...

WOW. Why are you getting so many of these, lol.

corsage said...

imp: Dumb I think, unfortunately. He did not even seem to realise that I wasn't too pleased with his statements. In fact I think he thought he was being humourous.

nuttyjas: I couldn't! I was still trying to process in my head why he would have said something like that! So I said the safest thing, which also happens to be what I truly believe. That God will provide!

ruth: Yah lor, so strange

jacinta: I think people just don't know what to say among these topics sometimes and then get it all wrong =P

Little Miss Snooze said...

I would have retorted - and men use their only organ too much, using it to think as well.

I pity the wife leh...if he says such things to colleagues..imagine his attitude to wife!

Anonymous said...

I was in a somewhat similar situation not too long ago. I was chatting with a male and a female colleague. Somehow the topic of kids came up, and the female colleague turned to the guy, pointed at me and said,"This lady here does not like kids and does not want to have them in the future." The guy was flabbergasted and replied, "How can you think like that?! God gives woman a uterus for a purpose, REPRODUCE!" I kept my cool, turned towards him and asked, "Which cave have you just crawled out from?" Then I turned and walked away.

Half an hour later, I saw him walking to our side (we are from two different depts but sharing the same floor)and I shouted, "Yo, here comes the cave-dweller!" He turned all red!

Anonymous said...

Ooops, forgot to leave my ID on the previous comment. ;-P

~CDR~

corsage said...

lms: True true. I'm very bad with retorts leh - history proves it.

CDR: You're feisty! I was more shocked than anything and only got a little angry after the incident. My brain processes too slowly for retorts like yours! haha

Anonymous said...

Heehee, yeah I am and proud of it. ;-P

I've been called all sorts of names, most of the times "BITCH" by the unoriginals, because of my vitriolic tongue. Don't suffer fools and can't stand bigots and chauvinists!

But that also means I don't make friends that easily. But who cares!

~CDR~

~tif;fany* said...

O.o

think he use his peeing organ to think.