When I was in high school, my family and I were waiting for a table at a restaurant, and a man and woman were waiting next to us. The man started making small talk, eventually asking me what I planned to do after high school/college.
When I said I wanted to go to medical school to be a SURGEON, he said:
“Oh! You want to be a nurse? That’s great!”
I replied, “No.. I want to be a SURGEON.”
He responded by laughing and saying, “But sweetheart, that’s too hard!”
I doubt that guy would have assumed a MALE would think being a surgeon is “too hard,” but I guess it’s #MFIF.
Dr. Nurse, USA