Nothing that will cheese off the moderators, I promise.
My brothers are insisting I get out more and so I've been increasing the number of social events I go to and seriously, some young women of the business professional (executive) type take offense at the oddest things.
The discussion, which I didn't even start, was on the AMC show the Walking Dead, then went to zombie apocali in general. (Anybody know the actual plural of apocalypse?)
Which then went to the subject of organizing redoubts, strong holds where people can rest a bit.
And then what *I* said was:
"As a rule of thumb, in any large group of men and women without access to modern birth control, half the woman who can be pregnant, will be pregnant."
That's an old, old formula I've never seen refuted.
Wow, the effect was like dousing cats with ice water. They got spittin' mad. And starting putting words in my mouth and paraphrasing what I said in the worst way.
One woman got in my face, just chewing me out and expected me to back up or something. She ended up looking straight up at me, yapping like a crazy person while I looked straight down at her and I barely resisted the temptation to kiss her on the end of the nose, she was that close.
(I figured that wouldn't help my case at all.)
Who's wrong here?
Am I a lunkhead or were these women overly defensive, possible due to their corporate enviroment?