Sunday, October 10, 2021

Revoked

 This morning my partner Liz and I had a new refrigerator delivered and it was a clown show.

First of all, the refrigerator was damaged. Since our hands were tied and we needed cooling for our food of course, we have to wait two more days for another unit. So we accepted the one which was delivered. 

The clowns who delivered it weren't done though. We paid extra for them to take the old refrigerator away and they left it. When questioned, they said they couldn't get it past the gate the new one just came through. 

I just couldn't accept the fact the whole process would have been different if there would have been a "man" in the house. I felt helpless to provide much backing. 

I know "back in the day" as a guy I could have made a difference. Overall, I still wouldn't trade where I am.

I knew going into my transgender transition, losing my male privilege's would be the most difficult part.  

2 comments:

  1. It's OK for a woman to be assertive. She may be perceived to be a bitch in doing so, but if it's by someone being paid to do a job, I don't care what they may think of me. Arguing with the worker probably wouldn't get the desired results, anyway. Of course, calling a manager labels a woman as a "Karen" these days. Still, these are people who will, most likely, never be seen again.

    There is also the matter of ageism that plays out in getting decent service oftentimes. I'd have to believe that a delivery man would bend over backward for a young woman for just her smile. Older people are seen as being easier to take advantage of.

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  2. It is "HELL" when you are treated like you don't know any better than the clowns that take it for grant it that as a woman you may know more than they think. I sometimes revert to dressing down to look somewhat manly when we have a repairman show up just so we are not taken advantage of. After they leave my, partner just sits there laughing at my shenanigans'.

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