It was not by design.
But the S-R newsroom seating chart has a few pockets of gender clustering.
I happen to sit along a fault line between a male-centric area and an all-female grouping.
Now people who work for newspapers tend to have a variety of interests. So I'm not about to suggest that the conversations one hears typically break down along gender stereotypes. It's 2013.
But just a few minutes ago, I listened to three or four women talking about their hair-washing regimens.
You know, how often, how long it takes, et cetera.
It was mildly interesting, I have to admit.
I never worked in an all-male newsroom, like the ones you sometimes see in ancient black and white movies.
Never been sorry about that.