this car salesman looks like a dick to me

If you had told me a month ago that buying a used car was going to be an exhausting experience fraught with sexism, I would have believed you… but I never would have imagined just how bad it could be. After losing seven hours and a good chunk of my dignity, I’m now the proud owner of a vaguely shitty Ford and the not-so-proud curator of this list. Here are twenty of the stupidest, most misogynistic things women will hear when they go car shopping.

  1. We don’t have any cars in pretty colors, unfortunately.
  2. But we have a lot of really cute ones!
  3. You probably don’t know this, but–
  4. You’ve probably never heard of this one, but–
  5. Are you up for doing the test drive, or should I do it?
  6. It’s okay if you’re too scared.
  7. I can back it out for you!
  8. Don’t be nervous. My teenage daughter is probably a worse driver than you are.
  9. So to put it in drive, you need to put your foot on the brake first…
  10. This thing is called a “parking brake.”
  11. But I bet you care more about the stereo.
  12. There’s a really good mirror on the visor!
  13. Don’t try to put makeup on while you’re driving, though. Hahaha.
  14. This one has bluetooth technology, so you can talk to your boyfriend without holding the phone.
  15. You can fit a ton of shopping bags in here!
  16. You can get a GPS if you’re really bad with directions.
  17. Don’t get too cocky, though– it’s important to watch the road.
  18. You studied what in college? That’s sweet. Good luck.
  19. Do you want me to give the insurance company your number, or your dad’s?
  20. Will this check go through? Do we need to wait for your parents to transfer money to you?

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