I'm not sure I would have gotten the date right back then.
I was surprised he bet it all after the day before.
It was the word "cocktail" that threw us (and not being big car folk). Smack my head - "Wow, I coulda said V-8!"
As for the introduction, I thought it was a scripted comment. Sexist, sure, and sounds really bad these days (not that it wasn't bad then). It may well have been Alex's contribution, but not an unusual attitude back then.. I had my share of sexist attitudes in the workplace, but oddly very little in the way of sexual harassment. Not sure why, I was tiny and young - a seemingly solid target - but I am told that I can be intimidating despite my size. 😉