I’ve frequently suffered from hoof-in-mouth disease. I say the wrong thing at the wrong time in the presence of the wrong person, and thankfully, I get politely called on it. Recently, I made the comment that many women over thirty have few social outlets. It wasn’t intended to be pejorative, and I definitely didn’t mean any offense. I’ve just been told repeatedly by staff, customers, and friends, that there’s no place in the lives of women like a yarn shop in terms of a place to interact socially with other women.
Now, to be frank, I probably wouldn’t have made such a comment prior to operating a yarn shop for several years, but I’ve got to say that this is something that I’ve heard a lot… from numerous unrelated sources. I’m not trying to prove anyone wrong. I’m just curious. Where do women interact? If I’ve not offered your best response, please, leave a comment.