Ilana Mercer writes in her June 7 WorldNetDaily column:
“A dual spigot for an exterior faucet”: We purchased this item at Home Depot, the shop where men roam to feel at home.
The item was without a sticker. A woman clerk was manning the checkout counter. She and her female colleagues congregated to solve the problem. A man at the back was contacted on the intercom system and asked for a price. Alas, and eventually, another man had to save the day. Not one of the ladies was able to coherently describe the 2-outlet faucet adaptor, for the purpose of pricing the item.
A young man who worked the floor staged an “intervention.” He arrived on the scene, held the thing comfortably in his hands, and intuitively blurted out the description above. It was second nature to him. A few minutes later, we were finally on our way.
Everywhere you go, men are enabling – and compensating for – female incompetence in work to which women are unsuited.
Everywhere, men are doing double duty, sometimes endangering themselves (as in police work), to give girls the delusions of omnipotence they demand. And they do this without question. I guess a guy doing unequal work for equal pay would get fired if he questioned this PC protocol.
So women are genetially incapable of making their way through a Home Depot with any level of competence?
Of course, Mercer ignores the possibility that a checkout clerk is not where you should go at Home Depot for expertise on a specific product and that people who specialize in them are stationed in specific sections of the store. Checkout clerks at such a large store are not necessarily cross-trained to be experts on every single item the store sells.
Just because a female checkout clerk couldn't immediately identify the part you were seeking, Ilana, doesn't make all women incompetent.