me: "hey, bud. How was your day at school? What's new? What's happenin'? What's goin' down? Tell me all about it!"
13-year-old: "Mom, how much horsepower does this car have?"
me: "I have absolutely no idea."
13-year-old: "what? why?"
me: "I'm a girl. Girls just don't retain that kind of information because they don't care."
13-year-old (quite put out): "That's ridiculous! You're not a girl; you're a woman. And just because you're female doesn't mean you don't know how much horsepower our car has!"
me: "oh, I beg to differ. Ask any girl in your class whether she knows how much horsepower her parents' cars have; then, ask the boys."
13-year-old: "Mom. They won't know if it's not their car!"
I gave up at that point.
So... here's a quick poll. Please tell me 1) are you a man or a woman? and 2) do you know how much horsepower your car has?