A Woman Never..
January 25, 1902
A list of stereotypes advises women on how to act--and not act.
Likes to give money to woman alms solicitors.
Tells the exact truth regarding the size of her shoes.
Wants a saleswoman to think economy regulates a purchase.
Gives up in an argument so long as she can find a word to answer back.
Frankly admits that she has been wasteful of time on a shopping tour.
Is quite willing to confess that another woman has more tact than she.
Misses an opportunity to tell of the trouble she has with her dressmaker.
Wastes much time over the selection of hosiery when bright colors prevail.
Has time to see the man who likes to gossip about other women’s pretty gowns.
Learns to leave an evening company until she has had a confidential chat with the hostess.-- Philadelphia Bulletin.
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