Okra and Me: Equal pay for equal work, Lilly Ledbetter Lawon September 29, 2012 at 6:32 am
“I’M ROUND THE BACK BY THE POOL! BE SURE TO CLOSE THE GATE!”
Soon Okra appeared with both Golden Retrievers clamoring around her with cooler cups in their mouths. Presents for guests! It’s their nature.
“There he is! The rich elitist liberal floating around in his pool with a beer.”
“You know we saved 30 years for this pool Okra, why start up? Go get a beer in the cooler there.”
“How many babies you kill to save all that pool money?”
Rather than the more than obvious retort to the five foot Okra, “Lucky for you we don’t live on a hill overlooking Oblivion Okra, for if we did I could tip you over left, right, front or back, and you would roll unheeded down the hill and over the edge into the Firmament.” Instead of that deserved rap on the knuckles, a question to set a trap.
“So Okra been watching that Equal Pay for Equal Work for women debate on Fox News have you?”
“As a matter of fact I have, more government intrusion into our lives. Freedom and Liberty are dead! More socialism from your Kenyan pal in the White House.”
“We finally agree on something Okra! That was the worst law ever passed by Congress. What a joke!”
“Yep! Giving equal pay for equal work to women is laughable. We all know they have those days, you know, where nothing gets done but bitching and moaning. They should subtract 10% of their pay just for that alone! And then they go out and get pregnant which means they get several weeks off! That’s another 10% knocked off. And what if they have to bring in suitcases or groceries from the trunk. Or the windows? They don’t do windows! 10%! And we all know their emotions foul up their intellect so that most of the time they have no idea what’s going on around them. That’s 20% more off ! That’s half the pay men should get. And remember Okra, for all your bleating at me, it is WOMEN who are the baby murderers, not men.”
Epilogue: If YOU are a man and run into a woman like this who is against the Lilly Ledbetter Law – equal pay for equal work – please try the above paragraph on them. See how it goes. God knows they deserve it. If you are a woman, I don’t know what to tell you… How about, HAVE YOU NO SELF RESPECT!