Friday, February 13, 2009
Valentine's Day Plans (Gender Equality Part 2)
This is the Part 2 of the Gender Equality blog posts. You can view Part 1 here and Part Zero here.
Last night I met a girl. Let's call her Amy for now...
...mostly because that's her name.
Background: Pomer and Amy are discussing the cons and cons of online date sites when Pomer makes a very predictable move...
...or does he? (queue music).
Pomer: "So, do you have any Valentine's Day plans with your boyfriend?
Amy: "...I don't have a boyfriend."
Pomer: (nice) "Do you have any Valentine's Day plans at all?
(3 seconds pass as she considers the question)
Amy: "Um... I'm going to The Vagina Monologues."
Pomer: (...nice?) "Oh, so you're a feminist?"
Amy: "I guess..."
Pomer: "Great. Do you want to be my Valentine's Date?"
(5 seconds pass as she considers the question)
Pomer: "Perfect. How about this, I'll cook a meal and you pay for it all."
Amy: "Why would I pay for it?"
Pomer: "Because you want women's equality and so do I. We're just switching roles for the night."
(Amy looks confused)
Amy: "But wouldn't it be more equal if we split it?"
Pomer: "Fine. Let's have our date, I'll see how it goes, maybe call you back, wait two hours after you text me to respond, and if we make it to a second date, I'll consider paying... but probably won't."
Amy: "That sounds horrible."
Pomer: "Doesn't it?"
(Amy is visibly frustrated)
Amy: "I see what you're doing. Fine. Here's my number. Call me tomorrow and we'll see what happens."
Dinner will be waiting for her when she gets back from The VMs tomorrow night.
I hope she likes Mexican because I used to work at Qdoba and that's the only thing I can cook.
This is going to be the best Valentine's Day ever.
Thank you equality.