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« on: February 03, 2018, 04:12:06 pm »
A young blonde girl in her late teens, wanting to earn some extra money for the summer, decided to hire herself out as a "handy woman" and started canvassing a nearby well-to-do neighborhood. 

She went to the front door of the first house and asked the owner if he had any odd jobs for her to do. "Well, I guess I could use somebody to paint the porch" he said.  "How much will you charge me?" Delighted, the girl quickly responded, "How about $50?" The man agreed and told her that the paint, brushes and everything she would need were in the garage.

The man's wife, hearing the conversation, said to her husband, "Does she realize that our porch goes ALL the way around the house?"

"That's a bit cynical, isn't it?" he responded.

The wife replied, "You're right. I guess I'm starting to believe all those dumb blonde jokes."

A few hours later the blonde came to the door to collect her money.. "You're finished already??" the startled husband asked.

"Yes," the blonde replied, "and I even had paint left over so I gave it two coats." Impressed, the man reached into his pocket for the $50 and handed it to her along with a $10 tip.

"Thank you," the blonde said, "And, by the way,…… it's not a Porch,……  it's an Audi."
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 05:59:13 pm »
I’d laugh, but I’ve got in trouble from blondes before who felt these kinds of jokes were discriminatory.

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Re: entrepreneurial spirit!
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 06:18:39 pm »
I am just happy to see someone posting something!  :D

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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2018, 08:48:14 pm »
WM,

I am a New Orleans Creole surrounded by fair-skinned blondes-Sweet Wife, Daughter Child and both grandchildren-all natural blondes. Blonde jokes are my only defense. :D
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 09:49:55 pm »
Neillsayes,
It really did make me laugh, and I started to reply.
Then I remembered my student breaking down in tears when I asked my class to talk about discrimination they’d experienced. The Black and Hispanic students claimed no discrimination, while my White blonde student spoke up and started talking about the low expectations people have always had for her.

These were graduate students!
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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2018, 10:10:24 pm »
Baker "I am just happy to see someone posting something!"

Hey Baker, I posted in chat 3 days ago and got some response.

Neil, I am not in the least offended.... but i'm a brunette, well was a brunette....  :D
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 03:41:45 pm »
 :laugh: :laugh: Not offended at all, we all take ourselves too seriously.

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Re: entrepreneurial spirit!
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2018, 03:48:37 pm »
.............. :D :D :laugh:

too funny neil!
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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2018, 07:35:39 pm »
Neillsayes,
It really did make me laugh, and I started to reply.
Then I remembered my student breaking down in tears when I asked my class to talk about discrimination they’d experienced. The Black and Hispanic students claimed no discrimination, while my White blonde student spoke up and started talking about the low expectations people have always had for her.

These were graduate students!

You are right, those kind of prejudices are hurtful. One that has always dug in my craw is the prejudice towards Southerners. In my career I had an automation consulting business. I would go on a job to some factory in the rust belt to help them with solutions to up production, remove bottlenecks etc.. As soon as they would read my card from Arkansas and hear my accent they tended to talk very slowly and overexplain elementary flow control principles. I would just bite my tongue and proceed to exceed their expectations. Walked away with some lucrative contracts on a few of these occasions.
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