Sometimes we get very serious about what’s going on in the news. Its hard not to! But recently I was was visiting my 86 year old friend, Gee, and she set me straight on the entire subject.
See mentioned to her that I was performing at a mostly male conference in September and this was what she said:
Gee: Well you tell them right off the bat, they better not start with their sexual harrassment! Get up there and say I am Deborah Kimmett and I ….don’t want any of this sexual harassment nonsense.
Me: No. I can’t say that. Nobody would laugh f I said that!!! Its a formal dinner in a business setting.
Gee: That won’t stop them. Don’t think that will stop them. You say, “Hey! I am a lady. And I am a professional and you better not sexually harass me. Or pull out their do dad’s and take a picture.”
Me: They are not going to……. I am 60 years old, no one will be pulling out their ……I think I am pretty safe.
Gee: TELL THEM!!! Listen you think it can’t happen…..it can happen ! Tell them, this has been going on long enough. We are sick of this nonsense.
Me; Okay. I will think about it.
Gee: Don’t think about it. You draw a line in the sand! And then tell your little jokes. ( pause) Now have some shortbread. I made it myself.
Tickets to The Show The Year of The Suddenly at the Baby Grand are now on sale. There are 2 price points. One for Thursday night show are 50.00 as all proceeds go to Hospice Kingston. Friday and the two shows Saturday are $30.00 . Please book early as its limited seating. CLICK HERE