I was shopping with Zoe, my little girl, and we both decided that we needed to go to the "facilities." It was a secure store and she's big enough to go into the women's restroom by herself, but as she entered she handed me her big Cabbage Patch doll to hold for her.
I'm always holding things for Zoe, so I didn't think much about it -- and proceeded into the men's restroom.
I did not realize the awkwardness of holding a large doll in that situation until several other men walked in giving me funny looks and smiles.
I wanted to give a simple explanation, but I decided to keep my mouth shut and act like it was normal and I felt secure about my masculinity.
We have received several questions about the new BULLETIN format and the dues statements this month, so I would like to open my mouth now and give a few "simple explanations" to the three most typical questions we are receiving from members: