The Little Birdies

So I’m out walking today, and as I pass a neighbour tending his bird feeder, I wave.

And the guy calls out to me “I’m feeding some seed to the little birdies!”

The little birdies?  What am I, twelve? 

No, I’m female.  (I have a hard time believing that he would’ve said the same thing to a middle-aged man.)

And (many) men talk to women differently than they do to men. They talk to us like we’re children.  Idiot children.



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    • A. Jey on August 23, 2013 at 7:55 pm
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    Maybe the guy was out there enjoying nature, getting in touch with his inner child and wanted to share a nice pleasant experience with his neighbor.

    And you choose to take it as patronizing. Well honey, it’s not all about you!

  1. Seriously? You really think he would have said “feeding the little birdies” to a middle-aged man?

  2. Honey.

    • A. Jey on August 24, 2013 at 2:45 pm
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    Yes, yes I do think he would have said the same thing to a middle age man. When people are having fun, just doing something nice that they enjoy, sometimes they do talk like that.

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