An apology to Jason — and probably all men
Published: Thursday, November 7th, 2013
The latest census shows that 49 percent of the world’s population is female. But in the Chronicle office, it’s more like 65 percent. Poor Jason.
It never ceases to amaze me what we as a whole talk about while working on stories, ads and business keeping—childhood mishaps, pranks and last night’s television shows. But when the conversation shifts to girly stuff, I can’t help but feel sorry for Jason. Poor Jason.
Right after I purchased my first Miche purse, I proudly showed it off at work—practically using Jason’s desk to show how to take the shell off of the base! Soon enough, I converted Deb to the cult and we both began showing off our purses at work. Not too much longer, Jessica, who used to be the receptionist for us, was soon carrying around a Miche. Poor Jason, forced to listen to our endless conversations about new shells, what colors we still needed and who should host the next party. We tried to get him to join in and purchase a purse— for his mother or sister, of course—but he wouldn’t budge. He just refuses to join our cult.
I also talk quite a bit about fashion, especially right after a big award show, like the Oscars. I’m not the only one—Norma and I like to find celebrities’ dresses and dissect them from head to toe. When I buy a new pair of shoes, I eagerly wear them to work and show them off. Deb and I talk about shoes quite a bit, saying we need to go shopping soon. Jason just sits there thinking who knows what. If he’s anything like my dad it’s probably something along the lines of, “You only have two feet. Why do you need so many shoes?” or “If you didn’t spend money on these shoes, you could have bought me an extra Christmas gift!”
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