The Minefield Of Sexual Politics


You have to be so careful these days. Here follows a genuine email exchange between a friend of mine and his building contractor.

From: John Goodwin
Sent: 22 February 2011 14:15:
To: Andy Tynan
Subject: Floor & Basement Painting


Working through the ‘to do’ list, I’ve had a chat with Dave regarding the above.
It would appear there is a bit of confusion regarding the exact flooring you would like.
He has asked whether he could visit you one evening next week and discuss.
Please let me know if you are available, whereupon we will advise Dave.


John Goodwin BSc MRICS MIRPM

From: Tynan, Andy
Sent: 24 February 2011 16:12
To: John Goodwin
Subject: RE: Floor & Basement Painting

How about next wed at 6.30. Am guessing your guy will be there for the day. Two tops?

Andy Tynan

From: John Goodwin
Sent: 24 February 2011 16:28
To: Tynan, Andy
Subject: RE: Floor & Basement Painting

No I think he’s married and works alone.

John Goodwin BSc MRICS MIRPM

8 comments on “The Minefield Of Sexual Politics”

  1. Alison says:

    Now that has brightened up my Friday no end!

  2. Porl says:

    Hilarious! 🙂

  3. Porl says:

    *waits patiently for “I dont get that…” comments*

  4. Alan Morgan says:

    Found before the Machine-gun Nest of Polite Conversation and overlooked by the Artillery of Class Divide!

    It was one hell of a dinner party.

    The horror. The horror.

  5. Anne Fernie says:

    Awwwwww – ‘I don’t get that’ no.1

  6. admin says:

    LOL! We have one!

  7. Alan Morgan says:

    Stop teasing the nice people, you’re both very mean.

    Anne, they’re referring to one half of a Motown vocal quartet.

  8. Helen Martin says:

    I was sure that someone would ask, but it *wasn’t* going to be me. Now I feel stupid because I remember the Four Tops. Oh, well, everyone has pathetic days.

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