Far be it from us to generalise but every single person in the Starts at 60 office got a laugh out of this, and we think you will too.
The massive snow storm that slammed the east coast of America shut down New York, Washington and other cities for a couple of days. But as soon as the snow ploughs were able to get out there, so was half of the US Senate. And guess which half that was?
That’s right… the women!
Daily Life reports that when the Senate reconvened on Tuesday after “Snowzilla”, every senator, staff member and page in the chamber was a woman.
“Now, this was not orchestrated in any way, shape or form. We came in this morning, looked around and thought, something is different this morning. Different in a good way, I might add,” said Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski said as she opened the session. “But something is genuinely different, and I think it’s genuinely fabulous.”
So where were the blokes? You got it; they called in sick. They were probably rugged up on the couch with a blankie on their knees and a nice hot cup of tea (or coffee, being Americans) and a caring wife rolling her eyes at them when they weren’t looking.
In terms of the women of the US Senate, Murkowski said, “Perhaps it just speaks to the hardiness of women. That you put on your boots and put your hat on and get out, slog through the mess that is out there.”
Does this remind you of anyone you know? Are you one to soldier on? And does your man hit the decks at the first sign of a cold?
PS: Starts at 60 would like to acknowledge all the wonderful contributions men make to our world 😉