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Women Like You Make Great Carpenters

November 17, 2009

I use bus transfers for bookmarks. Yesterday I noticed that the one currently hanging out in Amy Hempel’s Collected Stories (I shouldn’t read, or even reread, Amy Hempel when I’m already in an emotionally delicate condition, but it’s too late now) features an advertisement for the YWCA that says, in rather large font: Women like you make great carpenters!

Women like me?

I don’t know whether to be flattered or offended. There’s not enough context…

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Corby Trouserpress permalink
    November 18, 2009 12:50 pm

    It’s missing teh punctuation:

    Women Like You? Make Great Car? Penters!!!!

    • Kate permalink*
      November 18, 2009 7:24 pm

      I wonder if it was the pickup line God used on Mary…

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