So in the past couple of weeks I’ve entered the dating scene again. Not being very good at finding women I’ve had a couple of married friends of mine set me up on two blind dates.
The first woman I went out with was a lovely woman both in looks and in personality. We went to dinner and we laughed and were having what I thought was a great time. As the evening progressed she started to talk about her job and her time at college. I listened in for a good half hour of her talking and enjoyed my time. Then she said that she was sorry for talking so much about herself and asked me where I went to college. When I replied that I did not go to college I could see her face change from a happy face to what at best could be considered an indifferent face but really a disapproving face. As I was talking I could see her looking at her watch and tapping her fork and such. I didn’t even get a chance to tell her what I do for a living before she took out her phone looked at it and said that she just got a text from her sister who needed her help. Oddly enough the phone never made a sound, now sure it could have been on vibrate but I know getting blown off when I see it. We parted and neither of us bothered to ask about doing it again.
Second woman was just as nice in both looks and personality however she was a little more blunt and up front than the other. Same thing as the other date, I listened to the life story and again the college thing came up. She at least was just right up front and blunt about it, when I told her I did not go to college she just told me that she could never see herself with someone who didn’t go to college. I thanked her for being honest and paid for our meal and left. Oddly enough she actually seemed interested in going out again but I figure what is the point.
Anyway here is the deal. I am a plumber by trade and yes I am more than familiar with all of the butt crack jokes, and I have been since I left High School. Now I’m not just some home trained fix it guy, I actually started out as a union plumber and apprenticed for 6 years.
I know that people who go to college make more in general than those of us who don’t and I respect people who go to college and understand that its more than just about a job.
But if they are worried about me being able to provide for them I think they aren’t giving me a chance. I own my own home and car, I make decent money normally and when I work a weekend emergency call I make really good money. I am not dirty and no I don’t wear my pants around the lower part of my ass.
Is not having a college degree a deal breaker for any of you?