Anyway, our latest hire happens to be female, and chooses to argue the woman’s point of view by citing an example of how she and her fiance had a disagreement that could have turned into an argument, but instead they were able to work it out.
“Yeah, but you’re engaged!” manager tells her, “It’ll change once you’re married.”
“Hang on a sec,” I tell them, and bring out my phone.
*tappity tappity tap*
“Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives.”
“…did you just quote Shakespeare at me?”
“Yes I did, and I double checked to make sure I got the quote right. Once again proving that Shakespeare said it first, whatever the subject.”
“You have a *Shakespeare* app on your phone?!” new coworker says. “That is so cool!”
Oh, wait’ll she gets a load of me. How long you think before I’ve driven her crazy? Anybody want to take that bet?
[ In case my manager’s wife is reading this, might I suggest having “I have no other but a woman’s reason: I think it so, because I think it so. – William Shakespeare” locked and loaded the next time Mr. Manager isn’t seeing your point of view. 🙂 ]