Sunday, April 09, 2006

Flowerless

I did my first organized race of the year, a local 5k. Two of my younger siblings, Ruth and Ed, participated as well. I beat them both.

The local 5k has an unusual feature: the men and the women run separately. Ladies go first, at 9. Men follow at 9:50. Each woman or girl gets a single rose upon finishing the race.

Each man gets... the satisfaction of finishing. But no flower.

Is that unfair?
I admit, I don't care.

Statistically, I suppose
The stereotype is true:
Women like getting a rose
More than men do.

2 comments:

FUNKYBROWNCHICK said...

I prefer orange tulips. :)

JohnJEnright said...

A lovely choice. Statistics are not a reliable guide to individuals!