I got one of those 'cold call' phone calls. The guy asked. "Is the lady of the house there?' The first thing I thought was just when did the caller step out of the 1950s? The lady of the house? That's almost as bad as saying" the little woman". And, for all intents and purposes, I'm the "lady of the house". I told the caller, '"No,", and hung up. But it struck me how much our values have changed since the 50s. There is no more "woman's work". Slave labor, maybe, but no more woman's work.