I work in Finance, in IT. There are certain women on my floor (very young women) who have a habit of bringing tea to the men in my team, unasked. There are a few women in my team, but we do not get tea.
This has irked me for some time. We have graduates and interns who are replaced annually but every year, some of them do this. The FEMALES do this. The male graduates and interns do not. They get their tea brought to them.
What do these women hope to gain by this? Do they realise that their ingratiating subservient attitude is doing a disservice to women the world over? (I do not think I exaggerate here)
I’ve been biding my time, but this afternoon I had my moment. One of these young ladies brought a tray of tea to my team, but some of her usual recipients are on leave today.
I piped up: “I’ll have one of your spares, or do I need a penis?”
This greatly amused the rest of the team. She had it coming, no? I did get a tea out of it but I doubt I’ll be added to her regular rotation.