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The Trouble with Women* by Snuppy
Friday, 7 December 2007, 9:12am
Filed under: funny..., Sex, Ed?

lucy & ethylWE didn’t make up that title, but, as you might imagine, our jaws dropped to the floor when we first saw it. The Trouble with… Women?? Who whatey? Needless to say, we were shocked. Shocked, we tell ya, SHOCKED. What corporate asshole decided such a training film would help make life easier for men and/or women on the job, huh? Beats the hell outta us. Actually, now that we think about it (based on the company that procured this Informative Video in the first place), we guess it was an Aluminum Corporate Asshole dedicated to the concept of, and we quote, “factory management and maintenence“, back in 1959, when women in the workplace were, apparently, a bigger issue than keeping up with production demands. (that’s what he said)

NATURALLY, we watched, and guess what? We found it not just enlightening, but flat out hilarious. Being the clever girls we are at any given moment of any given daydream that we are, we quickly realized it could provide a little decent fodder for Sex, Ed? Especially appropriate, we thought, on a day that lands conveniently on the heels of a labor-related holiday dedicated to folks just like the ones you’re about to watch. (Trust us, that would have made SO much more sense had we posted this on Labor Day, which was our original intention. Not sure why that didn’t happen — also not sure why Labor Day isn’t a variation on Mother’s Day, but perhaps that’s another discussion for some other silly post-holiday post. Speaking of “labor”, are we the only ones who think The Holidays are hella lot of work?)

IS it just us, or was that dialog disturbing on more levels than originally intended? “I asked for a man?” (stand in line, Mary) “We don’t have a man with… her qualifications?” (like what, a vagina?) “If you treat her right she might make you a darn good employee?” (if you treat her wrong, she’ll beat the shit out of you?) “They’re good workers”?? AIEEEE. Our heads, our heads! What the hell? Oh, and P.S., don’t think we don’t wish we’d been in Myrtle Malloy’s place when Brad told her to “move” to another part of the building. Receiving Brad? RECEIVING?? How’d you like to receive a SandwΓ­che de KnucklΓ© courtesy of our fist, Brad? Sigh. Sadly, what Brad failed to share with his boss — and what poor troubled and/or under-performing Myrtle didn’t see coming (do they ever?) — was that she wound up in “receiving” all right, which is where she remained until she could “receive” no more. Brad’s not just an asshole, he’s insatiable.

YOU see, fortunately for Brad (unfortunately for Myrtle), he eventually came to realize his Real Trouble with Women had less to do with the fact that they were “stupid“, and more to do with the fact that, thanks to Unfortunate Looks and/or Personality, unless he had one locked up in “receiving”, no woman in her right mind would give him the time of day, let alone service his “assilascope”. Which was why he resorted to such extreme measures to get ’em to comply with his “needs” on the job, in the first place. Yes, what some were quick to view as “oppressive working conditions”, Brad fondly referred to as “Leverage”. That Brad…


Believe it or not, sometimes the girls are WAY funnier than the boys on Humor-blogs.com.

*ED NOTE: So wrong of us to whip (heh) this post out of the queue — especially since we initially wrote it months ago. That said, we’re nothing if not “wrong-minded” (and/or, according to DIESEL, “whiners” — something he mentioned whilst mocking our complaints about being knocked off the Humor-blogs radar this past week. Well sor-ree we hate not being in the top 5 on the stupid side-bar of humor-blogs.com, Diesel — if that’s your real name.) Whatever… we need to make room for much more holiday-related humor, which is why we were cleaning out the queue in the first place. Guessing you kids won’t mind today’s little offering too terribly much, or, if you do, will help us put additional pressure on a certain LITTLE BLUE PILL, in hopes she’ll come (heh) through with a few more Sex, Ed? posts for us in the future. πŸ˜‰

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not bitter about the ratings thing. totally laughing at Diesel for mocking me. also totally grateful to him for voting for my dumb caption (tho’ i think he should have, since it’s based on a running gag).

also in a bit of a hurry this morning — damn me for having to “clean” before NOT-Hazel shows up to clean. that said, i did and DO think this “training video” is a hoot. i suppose it technically falls under the category of Sex Discrimination, Ed?, but since we don’t have that (or “Discrumination”, which is what i accidentally wrote, and now plan to use in some future post) this will have to do! πŸ˜‰

Comment by snuppy

Can’t say that things have changed all that much in the workplace. Maybe it’s not so overt anymore.

Comment by Brian


Will watch the video when there’s not so much pressure. πŸ˜‰

I had planned on a post but then a migraine hit me. Don’t you feel guilty now, Snups?

-brushes hands together and walks away while wondering what the hell to write about next week-

Comment by littlebluepill

Little Blue Pill is nothing if not compliant and eager to please. Unlike that rotten Myrtle.

Comment by Walela

I’m thinking Brad had some mommy issues.

Comment by BoBo

It’s late and the video is taking too long to load, so I’ll have to come back and watch it tomorrow. I see you’ve moved up a bit in the rankings, way to go! πŸ™‚

Comment by Theresa

Brian: sadly, i know you’re right. sexism in the workplace may not always be expressed in such an overt fashion, but it’s there, nonetheless. having been on the receiving end of discriminatory behavior once or twice throughout my career, i can tell you it’s no fun. bad, but, then (and fortunately) certainly nothing like what i imagined for poor Myrtle. πŸ™„

LBP: me? try to guilt you into doing a post?? perish the thought! i only intended to suggest to you in the broadest fashion possible that more posts in your words would be… appreciated! (for, indeed, they always are!) πŸ˜‰

Walela: lay off of Myrtle (that’s what Brad tried to do) πŸ™„

BoBo: among other things… that Brad… πŸ˜‰

Theresa: i’m SO sorry! i forget that these things are difficult for some of you guys to watch. that said, hopefully you’ll get a chuckle or two out of it once you DO get to see it! and, yeah, our “rankings” have improved, but for some reason it’s still not registering all the links. thinking i’m gonna have to take this up with the webmaster again (and you know what that means… more accusations about “whining”. oy.) oh, and congrats on your fine finish in the caption contest! well done! πŸ™‚

Comment by snuppy

that Brad…needs some spanking. I can picture him in a man diaper and bib.

Comment by Deb

Deb: why do i think ole Brad would like that? (sorry, i’m just totally cracking up at thoughts of him in that get-up. and now i’m hearing him refer to Myrtle as “Mommy“. aieeeee!) πŸ˜‰

Comment by snuppy

Imagine how cranky ol’ Brad would have gotten if women were allowed maternity leave in those days! “…and then she had the nerve to ask for 6 weeks off! Can you imagine? SIX WEEKS!!!”

Comment by Jeff

The trouble with this woman is she didn’t get to watch this I am so sure, funny video. I hate that. I’ll be back to see it (in fact I may have snuck a peak at this one πŸ™‚

Have a good night!

Comment by DJ LAMPSHA

Shortly after this was filmed, Brad’s tune changed when Myrtle volunteered to inspect the bearings under his desk.

Comment by Diesel

The problem’s not the video, it’s the fact that I’m on another continent, so by the time I can watch this stuff it’s usually evening and that means dinner, showers, etc. I finally had time to watch it this morning and I laughed myself silly. Looks like what Brad is in need of is something he won’t find at the factory…or maybe he will. πŸ˜‰

Comment by Theresa

Jeff: “…to take care of her baby, no less. Hasn’t Myrtle heard of locked playpens? that’s what MY mother used for me, and I turned out fine.” yeah, Brad would have lost it on maternity leaves, for sure! πŸ˜‰

Lampsha: cracking up, because OF COURSE these videos were only shown to the men! “The Trouble With Women” is definitely silly (and/or worth a watch), but then, “silly” is my middle name (i know, you thought it was Lynne) πŸ™‚

Diesel: hahahaha. that Brad. or should i say that Myrtle? either way, too funny. πŸ˜‰

Theresa: well “whew” on the fact you can see these things — i keep forgetting you’re on a different continent, girlfriend. and lamenting the same, for it would be loads of fun to meet you in person (perhaps we can figure out a way to do that down the road, eh??) glad you laughed, i had a feeling you’d enjoy this! πŸ™‚

Comment by snuppy

This is so funny! It should be required watching for managers. Really.

I’ve been retired only 6 years, and honest to God, I’ve heard crap like this about minority workers while I was working.

Comment by tlp

TLP: SOOO glad you enjoyed this video! so funny, and yet, such a strong statement about working conditions “back in the day” — as well as the less obvious-yet-still-egregious conditions women and/or minorities are forced to contend with even now. d’oh! πŸ™‚

Comment by snuppy

What a charming young man, that Brad. I think he was a little constipated too…flush him down teh toilet I says!

It must have been weird though, back in the days when women entered teh work market…the only place where guys could be guys and do tehir things. We are different genders and we do things differently, it takes soem adjustment. I remember socks all over the floor that used to drive me nuts…

Comment by Penguin

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