I've been doing a fortnightly online shop forever. Today, for the first time, the groceries were delivered by a woman. Up until now it's always been men from the various supermarkets. Hurrah. AIBU to have been cheered to see a woman do a traditionally male job?
Umm it's not that unusual - I used to get a weekly Tesco order 50% of the time male driver, 50% female - as I usually got 1 of 4 drivers I knew them quite well after a few years. I almost felt a bit sad when we moved. Here we don't do online shopping but our parcel deliveries are about 60/40 male/female which I find more unusual. Especially the UPS lady who wears shorts all year round.... It's the NE of England FFS it's cold in winter, I'm cold just looking at her.
We have one female tesco driver round here. One of the yodel drivers is also female and two out of three Hermes drivers. But that is no way near 50% of all delivery drivers that deliver round here. It is very much a male orientated job where we live. There is a female digger driver on the local building site. This did impress me, as building sites are traditionally very male dominated.
I was going to post on MN recently on a similar topic. Was out walking the dog and saw a female stone mason repairing a wall and then, later on, a female technician high up fixing street lights. It made me happy. Then I thought I shouldn't be feeling such surprise IYKWIM.