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post #11 of 22 Old 06-09-2011, 05:02 PM
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You touched on my all time pet peeve with this thread! I hate being told I can't do something because I'm a girl, especially if it's coming from a man. I get funny looks every time I go to the farm store. I'm usually with a pull cart in each hand stacked as high I could get them with shavings, feed, etc. I have a great hubby that always helps with major projects around the farm, but you can bet your butt that I'm right along side building fence, baling hay, driving the tractor & working my own arenas, etc.

I had a good old boy moment a couple weeks ago at the bank. This older man (whose wife was riding in the back seat like Miss Daisy btw) gets out of his car and says to me "What on earth is a girl doing driving a big diesel pickup truck like that? Does your husband know you are driving his truck?" Oh man was I floored, I said "Nope, he doesn't know because it's MY truck that pulls MY horse trailer with MY horses in it. Does your wife know you are driving her grandma car???" He then proceeded to tell me that my mouth was as loud as my truck, funny how he felt when I flipped the script on him!

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post #12 of 22 Old 06-09-2011, 07:46 PM
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I had a good old boy moment a couple weeks ago at the bank. This older man (whose wife was riding in the back seat like Miss Daisy btw) gets out of his car and says to me "What on earth is a girl doing driving a big diesel pickup truck like that? Does your husband know you are driving his truck?" Oh man was I floored, I said "Nope, he doesn't know because it's MY truck that pulls MY horse trailer with MY horses in it. Does your wife know you are driving her grandma car???" He then proceeded to tell me that my mouth was as loud as my truck, funny how he felt when I flipped the script on him!

Oh my gosh. I love you for this! I wish I could do that to men, but my mom would slap me silly if she found out I'd back talked/disrespected an adult.

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post #13 of 22 Old 06-10-2011, 08:18 AM
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Oh my gosh. I love you for this! I wish I could do that to men, but my mom would slap me silly if she found out I'd back talked/disrespected an adult.

My mom would have slapped me silly too! Fortunately for me, I'm in my 30s & what mom thinks rarely crosses my mind anymore lol! I'm not normally as much of a smart*** but he opened the door & deserved a little back

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post #14 of 22 Old 06-10-2011, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, don't even get me started on the truck thing.

I bought myself a 3500 diesel dually this winter to pull my trailer, pick up hay, shavings, etc. My husband's 150 just was not cutting the mustard anymore. Now I have a bigger truck then he does, but all he hauls around are motorcycles. I have gotten comments like "be careful with that big truck now". When I let my husband drives it, he get complements everywhere he goes. He just pipes up and says, "It is my wife's." I love him for that.
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Hahahaah Tennessee! Love it!
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post #16 of 22 Old 06-10-2011, 12:48 PM
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I love me some big trucks!

I'll be passing one on the road and drooling over it. Silly man driving thinks I'm interested in HIM! No dude, I just want your truck!

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post #17 of 22 Old 06-15-2011, 06:49 PM
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Here in Texas I don't really get that vibe often. Everyone (rurally) owns horses, guns and trucks. The only time I get treated like a "ma'am" is when I walk into the ultra manly stores like the welding supply (with 1980's posters of chicks in bikini's on car hoods) and the metal mart or concrete store. I don't mind though.... I love the look I get when they realize my "rig" is bigger than theirs. ;o)

I get more weird looks and crap about my breeches and boots than I do anything else. I know one day I will see my picture on the "people of walmart" website...

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post #18 of 22 Old 06-18-2011, 08:05 PM
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I get it once in a while at a mechanic's, but then I break out some mechanics terminology, and they get that I know something about cars.

Of course, I'm in rural Ga., and down here the women work in the fields right along side their hubbies, or even have their own farms. So, Tractor Supply and the feed stores don't really take much notice of me. Then again, I'm pretty butch and have that 'I'll slash your tires, shoot your dog and make you watch' air about me, so, that could play a part.
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post #19 of 22 Old 06-18-2011, 08:22 PM
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I know what you mean. I am lucky in that my husband built all the fence and barns on our place himself with my help and our son's help. So, he's figuring out the stuff about weight bearing and how deep to sink the posts. But, he's asking me for my advice about what makes a good safe place for our horses and other livestock.

Our farm stores see quite a few women who own horses so they've learned to deal with us. On the other hand, the mechanics are from another planet and I have 'fired' quite a few who tried to pull something on me because I'm a woman. Unfortunately, I do not know a lot about mechanical stuff but I am a businesswoman and do know how to talk to supervisors and get it straight eventually. If they don't treat me right I don't go back.

My 26 year old daughter has apparently learned this from me; I found out recently that she has a "principles list" and if a business is on her "list" for screwing up somehow, she doesn't go back. Ha!
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post #20 of 22 Old 06-21-2011, 06:48 AM
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The Midwest/South really is a different planet. I'm from Colorado and used to drive an F-250 (*sniff* I miss it), like half the other horsewomen and men in the county. The only comments I ever got about it were the odd "Nice truck."
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