In an effort to be of service to women, I’m posting a list of hints for those who attend male dominated events where extensive “seat time” is involved. I trust these suggestions will be helpful.
- Don’t even touch one of the soda cans nestled cozily into the bucket of crushed ice on the refreshment table.
- Bypass the coffee urn without giving it a second glance.
- View the water pitcher on your table as a science project.
Ø What happens to the ice cubes during a protracted meeting?
Ø What happens to the print on your agenda when you hold it behind the pitcher?
- Never add to the duration of a meeting by asking a question or volunteering information.
Alternatives to using these hints include products labeled Tena® and Poise®, seeking permission to leave the room (if I recall correctly from grade school, that would be raising one finger in the air), or staging a walkout.