The wagon that I drive has a leaky tire. Doug told me to call him if I had any problems and he would change the tire for me. I tried explaining that it is not necessary for him to drive to me just to fix a flat. Although I know how, all woman in the south know that unless they are in Nowheresville they won’t have to change their own tire. Southern men ALWAYS stop and insist on doing it for you. They either think women shouldn’t have to change a tire or they think that women can’t change a tire. “You’re not doing that right sweetie.” Guess which category Doug falls under?

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  1. When I was 9 months pregnant with Gabriel I walked out the door at school and my tire was flat. I changed it myself since no one else was there.

  2. What Carmen is too modest to tell you is that then she proceeded to wax it, change the oil, replace the spark plugs, birth the baby and adjust the idle settings before her 9:00 meeting…

  3. You should be flattered that he wants to be protective of you; you’re his BABY!

    And I’m sure he’s a gentleman who thinks you shouldn’t have to fix a flat.

  4. It really has nothing to do with the fact that you are “a woman” but that it is the polite thing to do. If I’m in ragged clothes and a man in a suit is fixing a flat, I’m just as tempted to stop for him because it is the right thing to do.

  5. Carmen only changed that tire herself because I told her “do it your damn self, I don’t care how pregnant you are or who did that to you, I’m 1 mile away and I’m not driving over to help”

  6. I KNOW how to change a tire, but have yet to have to. Always there have been men who stopped to help me.

    My DH says to put latex paint in the tire with the leak, it will seal a small hole. He and his cousin run a mobile tire service so he knows something about it. It will help that tire last longer.

    Oh, I’ve live most of my adult life In the Pacific Northwest. Either I’ve met alot of transplanted Southerners or it’s a little more wide spread than we thought.

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