A Woman’s Drill to Success
Sofia Cretaro and Josh Terlizzi
The room was small but the sound was loud from all the yelling bouncing off the walls. Not only was the argument getting bigger and bigger by the second, but Greg was getting more physically aggressive. Greg Barnz, Lisa’s husband, was having problems accepting the fact that Lisa accepted a job offer that has a higher pay than his.
It all began when one day Lisa’s car broke down on the side of the road and, as she was fixing it, a man named Michael Johnson, a successful business man, approached her and offered her a job. The job he offered was a full time labour worker at Ruby Pier Amusement Park. Her husband, at the time, was merely working a minimum wage job, which was one of the reasons why he was upset. Greg did not think that she was qualified to work a “man's job”.
Despite her concern for her husband’s feelings, she left the house excited and thrilled to start her new job. As soon as Lisa got to Ruby Pier, she was greeted with loud and joyful screams of elation from the children on the rides and the sweet smell of cotton candy and popcorn. As she was settling in, a tall, thick, muscular man with a mustache came angrily barging into her boss’s office. Tommy Gunn, the manager and creator of Ruby Pier Amusement Park was trying to calm down Samuel Mckay, the furious man. Samuel abruptly interrupted him very aggressively and demanded, “Why did you hire a stupid broad in place of a man for that job?”
Mr. Gunn replied with great expression, “I hired her for a reason. Her gender does not define her working skills, nor her individuality, good Sir”.
Lisa overheard the argument between the two men and, immediately, the feelings she felt this morning before she left for work resurfaced. Seeing her boss, a man she hardly knew at all, defend her so completely and without question, left her feeling discouraged because she did not see the same in her husband. On her way home, Lisa started to think if leaving her husband was the only option left for her to truly be happy. She didn’t want to believe it. So, when she is walked toward the front door, she started to rethink her it, hoping that maybe Greg had changed his mind about her and their new situation.
But her husband greeted her with, “Wow! You're finally home. The bed is still not made, there is no dinner on the table, and the dishes are still in the sink from the morning”.
It was in that moment she made her final decision. Lisa simply glared at him and said, “I am leaving you.” She walked out, slamming the door behind her, and has never looked back since.