Breaking the Stereotypes

cooltext1108140704“I’d like to see your boss”, he said.

She looked up after she had adjusted the spark gap in the spark plug.

‘How may I help you?”, she asked.

“Just help by calling your boss. My car broke down”, he said patronisingly.

She gathered her tools and asked him to follow her.

He looked completely nonplussed.

“It’s a 4×4 drive. I need an expert”, he said exasperatedly.

She ignored him and went about doing her work.

Soon enough the engine roared to life.

He was still incredulous to see her doing a male-dominated job.

And she had the last laugh.

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This is a fiction written for Write Tribe’s 100 Words on Saturday – She had the last laugh2d514474-672f-49c4-929e-6b3f8dc84559_zpsbca51962

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66 thoughts on “Breaking the Stereotypes

    • I remember reading somewhere… never underestimate a man’s ability to underestimate a woman!! 🙄 They have been doing it for ages! But it’s time they changed their internal wiring and started thinking about women in a more positive light!

  1. The engine roared to life and his male ego just went flat out… Lovely drabble Shilpa 🙂 Cheers to all those women who just go about their work without clamoring for attention, their actions and silence speaks louder than words ever can!!
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