Oh, Hilarious Assumptions About Traditional Gender Roles

  1. My husband and I bought a car yesterday.
    This beauty.
  2. We agreed on a price at 4:00 pm.
  3. Although we were paying cash, the salesperson still had to fill out a finance application for some reason.
  4. We also had to wait to meet with Finance to finalize the sale.
    Fine, he needed to do title, etc.
  5. We waited for TWO AND A HALF HOURS.
    I had been away from my baby without pumping for over 8 hours at this point, so things were starting to get dicey.
  6. I went up to the reception desk and asked to see a manager. When the manager came out I complained about the wait and told him that if we hadn't seen Finance by 7 we were leaving and cancelling the sale.
  7. We got to see Finance within about 10 minutes.
  8. We started signing papers. The Finance guy made a comment about how quickly my husband was signing, and it was something like "That's an attorney for you!"
    My husband is not an attorney. I am.
  9. We had not told him what we did, but our occupations were listed on our credit application.
  10. I realized that he had glanced at the application and noticed that "attorney" was listed and thought it must be my husband.
    BECAUSE OF COURSE A WOMAN COULD NOT BE AN ATTORNEY BECAUSE THIS IS 1942 AND WE ARE REQUIRED TO DO NOTHING BUT COOK AND IRON.
  11. He had his back to us getting something off the printer, and I said, "No, I'm the attorney."
  12. He didn't hear me.
  13. I looked at my husband.
  14. I said louder "I am an attorney, not him."
  15. He turned back around, chuckled a bit, and said "Oh, I just looked at the application and assumed. You know what they say about assuming, right? It makes an ass out of you and me!"
  16. I wish I had said something like, "Well, you're certainly an ass" but I just wanted to get the interaction over with.
  17. Would it have been justifiable homicide if I had stabbed him in the neck with my ballpoint pen? Don't make me wait almost 3 hours and then belittle me, dude.