I feel the same way. I remember telling my dad I enrolled into Auto Tech senior year and my mother going "Heavens why do you want to do that?!" 'So I can fix my own car, mom..' "......You're not my daughter, that's for sure." Its true too!! her tire flattened, and before I even had time to pull the tire iron out and drive up the road three men had stopped for her and started jumping all over the opportunity.
It's funny because I long for men to think of me outside of that traditional role.. it seems destined that if we want something, we get something else.
I also long to be seen outside the traditional role.
But I'm not that good with cars (Which is why I have been reading the car books lately. ), more of an electronics and other at-home-things girl. I had to roll my eyes couple of times when my uncle insisted on installing couple of lamps to the ceiling, and kept doing it wrong.