By Mary - 16/12/2013 05:14 - United States

Today, I called a pest control company to ask them to come over to my place to help get rid of rats. The person on the phone told me to "be a man and stop acting like a girl". I'm a woman. FML
I agree, your life sucks 41 354
You deserved it 3 438

Same thing different taste

Top comments

Dom_Olivares 12

Wouldn't they want to make some money?


Just to clarify, "be a man" and "man up" have nothing really to do with sex/gender and more to do with gender identity and the stereotypes involved.. So I think she literally means act like a man and deal with it yourself. No need to be insulted OP

#57 She had every right to be offended. No pest control company should tell you to man up and deal with it yourself. If everyone did that, they would be out of business!

#57- why would a pest control company tell somebody to "man up" and deal with it themselves? if everyone did that there would be no need for pest control companies

Dom_Olivares 12

Wouldn't they want to make some money?

klovemachine 24

maybe they already had some, and they felt that was a good way to spend it. that's how I'd spend it. ^_^

you're right their answer is ridiculous

Thick voice? Give the rats a chance OP, they are quite nice once you get to know them?

So true, invite them in for a beer and round of poker

Maybe they'll end up cleaning your house for you also.

JMichael 25

And if you really earn their trust you can fornicate with them and have mutant babies.

If you're lucky, you might find a chef among them.

37, seek help! you have major issues mate!

Did anyone catch that what 37 said sounded a lot like a that Family Guy episode where they had pests.

Do your business with another company! Chances are they'll have better customer service

Wow what a ass hat just go there in person and unleash some feminine hell upon them :)

Sexist remark is sexist. Yup, take your business elsewhere.

And don't forget to find where you can rate your experience with them, preferably with the boss of whomever was on the phone.

You do need to man up! Go and find a man to kill all of them for you.

DanShowsNoMercy 13

She won't find man with all those rats in her place.

incoherentrmblr 21

Despite all her rage, she's still just a rat in a cage, or house for this matter...

RenoTheRhino 30

It's alright OP. The rats in my apartment have become quite good friends of mine. Just feed them bread and bathe them every once in a while. All of the sudden, you find yourself with a few more friends.

Better spend your money somewhere else OP, if these idiots don't want the business you're offering them. They don't look very competent either if think that handling pest that can potentially transmit dangerous diseases is just a matter of "being a man".