Females Vs. Machines - and the winner is.....
I experienced one of the funniest female versus machine displays when we were checking my mother out of the hospital. Executing all proper paperwork required to secure my mothers escape brought a precious 70 plus volunteer to the room in pink smock pushing an empty wheelchair. Gently getting my mother into the chair and through the door was the focus of this chatty little lady. I gathered all the flowers and get-well cards in the otherwise empty hospital room. Loaded with the rest of my mothers’ belongings as I had been instructed, I obediently followed this commanding little fireball to the elevator. The ride down was uneventful, dialogue between the wheelchair pusher and my mother consumed the trip.
Four attempts with no cooperation this lady had built up the steam needed to began her full on affront. Verbally assaulting that door she repeatedly hammered the button. Telling it in no uncertain terms it would comply and do so now, she actually beat that mechanical door into submission. It opened wide. It wasn’t that the machine really heard her but respond to her it did. We promptly marched through the door and loaded my mother into the waiting car.
Observing this diminutive gray haired lady you knew she would never give up. The things she said to this hospital entrance were cause for both admiration and fear. She had no doubt her argument would be won. I believe that door could still be open. After 70 plus years of life she knew victory would be hers. That lady never doubted her strength.
Ladies don’t doubt your strength. So when you find yourself faced with the challenges of a piece of technology that won’t cooperate don’t surrender. Like that little pink hospital-volunteer we females will win every time.