So I have some heavy-duty under-the-house work that needs doing. And no Big Bux. Ah, but I do have a 9mm Ruger and a contractor interested in trading for it.
So I’m showing him the gun.
“I like it,” sez he.
“It’s a good gun,” sez I. “I just don’t enjoy shooting 9 mil.”
“Well of course,” sez he, working the action, dropping the mag, and thrusting foot firmly into mouth at the same time. “It’s not a good lady’s gun.”
He’s getting the job anyhow. He’s good and he shows up. And I’m past the point of getting seriously offended over the idea that “ladies” can’t handle greaaaaat big scary powerful 9 mil.