She handles it very well, but occasionally the chauvinism can get under her skin, as was the case with one particularly smarmy, inane character named Billy Bob.
|(THIS might be Beth, but THAT is definitely NOT Billy Bob - he IS however a man and Billy Bob was a man.)|
It seems through the course of conversation Billy Bob expressed the opinion that the only thing women really want out of life is to be “penetrated” – it is what they in fact live for, according to this virtuoso of the female mind.
His willful ignorance irritated Beth more than offended her, but she suppressed the urge to punch him in the brain and carried on with the day’s work.
The day’s work, however, was interrupted later that afternoon when Billy Bob met an ill-fated incident involving an out-of-control quad, poor maneuvering skills, and a massive, fallen-over root clump/stump complex.
Billy Bob’s girl-like screams of agony upon finding his rear-end impaled on a wayward branch were enough to bring the whole camp running.
Beth was the first to arrive on the scene and noting that Billy Bob would survive what turned out to be only a superficial impalement, leaned in close to where he lay writhing in pseudo-pain and sorry machoism.
With the twitch of a satisfied smirk and with carefully measured tone, she asked the rhetorical question: “Were you penetrated Billy Bob?”
She then wordlessly reached out her hand to an abashed Billy Bob, and without any reference to karmic justice or "you reap what you sow" or "what goes around comes around", helped him to his feet.