Fun_People Archive
11 Apr
The fairer sex

Date: Tue, 11 Apr 95 22:43:20 PDT
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: The fairer sex

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From: an interview in the publication _Winning Strategies_, Winter 1994/5:

Marie (pronounced Maari) Stewart, a CPA at Bankers Trust New York and an
Australian, is the first woman in the 14-year history of the Association of
Chartered Accountants in the U.S.:

     It never ceases to amaze me, even after 17 years in this industry, that
     sometimes I am still brutally reminded that I am a woman.  I will be
     at a meeting and there will be 10 men in the room, and somebody will
     say, "Well, gentlemen," and then they will stop and say, "and
     Marie...".  Or somebody will swear and of course they will immediately
     turn to you and apologize, which happened just the other day.  Some
     guy was saying, "f---ing, f---ing, f---ing," about something or other,
     when suddenly he blanched and said, "Oh, excuse me, I apologize."  And
     I said, "Don't f---ing worry about it."

[=] © 1995 Peter Langston []