Just read Scotty's entry about his boss' reaction to knitting. Here is another one to share with all of you:
I work as flight attendant and when I am on my break or on watch during a flight, I sometimes find the time to knit a few rows. Once I had a female colleague watching me and asking me about patterns (pretending to be quite interested). After our arrival in Canada, it happened that she, myself and the Captain were walking throught the airport building together. Suddenly she says: "I don't think you should knit on the aircraft!" and it was obvious to me that she said it at that particular moment in order to make me look incompetent in front of our "boss". His reaction: "Who is knitting?" I told him it is me and he shouted out happily: "Finally I meet another man who knits!"!!!
You should have seen the face of the vicious woman. It really made my day!
Finishing with a quote of a butch prisoner who is in a project where inmates are allowed to learn and practise knitting (saw a report on German TV about this prison in the US): "Real men knit pink!"