He’s at is again Ladies and Gentlemen….
My husband has begun watching Mad Men and has morphed into a Don Draper-eske persona, minus the cigarettes. His shortsighted attempts at humor via this 60s, sexist back drop, sets the stage for this blog.
Peter – “Why can’t you been more like. Mrs. Draper?”
Me – “What?”
Peter – “Don Draper’s wife from Mad Men. That was when things were done right. Women were there to serve their men. They met them at the door with the paper and their slippers. Dinner was hot, ready, and on the table. After they served their men, they cleaned up and kept the kids quiet while the men relaxed on the couch, feet up, for some TV.”
Me – Blank stare
Peter (continuing) – “They knew their place. They were there to serve their men, get them whatever they wanted. They didn’t just do things. They asked permission, ‘Let me ask my husband if this is ok.'”
Me – Jaw drops
Peter – “I’m to be treated like a king. The minute I get home, you should be at my beckon call, to satisfy my every whim.”
Me – “Oh Darling, I would love to be your beckon call, serving your every whim, presenting you with a hot meal the minute you walk in the door, but I can’t because I at work earning the health insurance your going to need when you go to the ER for the broken leg you’re about to receive.”