On Gender Stereotyping
Watching Match of the Day
Me: “Oh look it’s Steven Fletcher.”
The Boyfriend: Stunned expression. “How the bloody hell do you know that?”
Me: “Well he used to play for Wolves didn’t he, and then Sunderland bought him when Wolves were relegated.”
The Boyfriend: “Yeah.”
“Do you know who that is?”
Me: “Yes that’s Martin O’Neill isn’t it?
The Boyfriend: “Do you know who he used to manage?”
Me: “Yeah – the Villa.”
The Boyfriend: “Where did that come from?”
Me: “I have no idea, but that is the end of the guessing game. Thank you.”
Me: “Ok, so you’re meant to hold onto the wishbone and make a wish.”
The Boyfriend: “Ok.”
He closes his eyes.
Me: “I know you’re going to open your eyes, look at me, and say, ‘oh it didn’t work.”
He opens his eyes.
The Boyfriend: “It’s like you know me.”