Ahh yes. My neighbor, who has a PhD in a field related to mine but doesn't do research anymore (who does?), just came over asking to borrow my boyfriend. She does this a lot, and usually while we're eating dinner.
This time, her car battery died and between she and three female friends, they couldn't be certain how to jumpstart the car. This woman, you must understand, owns multiple cars, which I think is strange but usually the mark of someone who likes cars and knows something about them. Not this one.
She said, and I quote, "Is your boyfriend here? This is something a guy would know how to do."
What she should have said was, "Gee MsPhD, do you know how to jumpstart a car?"
As my boyfriend pointed out, she could have gone to Google and typed in "How to Jumpstart A Car" and hit "I'm feeling lucky." But she wasn't smart enough to figure that out.
(See earlier post on what's required to earn a PhD, and how we give out way too many of these in this country to people who don't deserve them.)
Snide aside: Poor thing. If she only had a boyfriend, she wouldn't have these problems!