Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Nurse, um, I mean Doctor

My wife and I were recently driving somewhere and the song “Patience” by Guns ‘N Roses came on the radio. Upon hearing the lines:

Said woman take it slow
It'll work itself out fine
All we need is just a little patience

I, being an incorrigible punster, quipped to my wife “He’s a doctor singing to his nurse that their practice will pick up – all they need is just a little patients.”

My wife said “Why is the man the doctor and the woman the nurse?”

She’s right. This isn’t a big deal in the greater scheme of things, but it shows that as egalitarian as I think I am, I still have preconceived notions in my head about what roles men and women have when it comes to some jobs, probably implanted there during my childhood in the 70’s.

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