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Every single one of these are actual quotes of things said to me. This is the sort of thing I'm asked to tolerate at work, and the sad part is that I easily could have kept going. I've always thought that boys should be taken aside at some point, ideally in early adolescence, and have things explained to them, "Hey, if you say these things, you will frighten the ladies."



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Nov. 17th, 2010 07:31 am (UTC)
Ah. Street-style harassment. I've heard a lot of the same kind of nonsense shouted from across the sidewalk, or out car windows.
The sad part is that the guys seem to think they're being complimentary in some way, when really, they're just being creepy.
Nov. 17th, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
I think so, too. Most of them didn't seem to have any idea they were being creepy, except maybe the "Where your man at?" guy. I was walking to my car when he zoomed around me in his car, stopped short in front of me to block me, and then asked me that. I told him "my man" was in the building I'd just left, and he sped off. That was freakin' creepy.
Nov. 17th, 2010 07:40 am (UTC)
problem is, even if you tell them NOT to say those things, then they think you WANT them to say those things.....

It's like when I told my mum NOT to let them egg me at my birthday party - so she let them egg me.... It ruined the party... I actually didn't want her to do it!

Fight back, think of something to say to those things.... something that will freak em out ;)
Nov. 17th, 2010 09:13 am (UTC)
Lol, is that Minty as the Awkward Romeo?
Nov. 17th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
LOL! No, it's a blue pony.
Nov. 17th, 2010 11:26 am (UTC)
Unfortunately there will always be some women who respond positively to such things, thus perpetuating the stereotype that all women like it.
Nov. 17th, 2010 02:53 pm (UTC)
This. For every 99 women who are weirded out, 1 will say yes and most of the other 99 will find it too awkward/surprising to call the guy out on this too much in the first place anyway.

Hey even when they do- that old joke about the guy being completely upfront and vulgar and getting slapped all the time until he meets a girl who IS into that sort of thing does have SOME grain of truth to it.

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Nov. 17th, 2010 04:35 pm (UTC)
Poor Kim! I work in a public library, and possibly the worst I've ever had was "You look like you should present TV... you should be a TV presenter. *pause* You should be in a blue movie." Said totally straight, no joking.

Nov. 17th, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
i hear that librarians actually *are* as naughty as you think they are...lol

(i have a friend who is a children's librarian and she tells me stories and my poor little brain just can't.handle.it)
Samantha Sly
Nov. 17th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
...but if they all knew what NOT to say then how would we ever weed out the bad ones? ;P
Nov. 17th, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC)
Is Minty the awkward Romeo? *runs around screaming* :D :D :D :D
Nov. 17th, 2010 05:13 pm (UTC)
No, OMG!
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Katherin PenDragon
Nov. 17th, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC)
When I was in DC, and walking around the city, I had random guys try to hit on me in Spanish-one guy was even on a bike and offered me chicken. It was sooooooooo creepy and strange. At least Kim gets English (ponyish?) speaking guys to hit on her XD;;
Nov. 18th, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC)
I once had a Hispanic customer at work, and every time I asked if I could help him he'd go 'No Ingles! No Ingles!' and then in English he'd ask me things like 'you have a boyfriend? What's your phone number?'
Nov. 17th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
GAH! I hate it when I'm told to smile... not having a grin fixed to my face doesn't mean I'm in a bad mood... at least I wasn't until I was told to smile! ;p
Nov. 17th, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC)
I'm told to smile almost weekly, and I haaaaaate it. That's a guaranteed way to put someone in a rotten mood.
Nov. 17th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
Gahh, all of these make me want to hurl. Especially the Awkward Romeo. Ew, get out of my space RIGHT NOW!
Nov. 17th, 2010 06:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Ew
Awkward Romeo was the only one who I didn't see in person. No... he made those comments to me in someone else's blog, so they're recorded for all eternity. o_O
Nov. 17th, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
The other one I've heard used when I worked with this nice girl was "Woot, there it is!"

Seriously, I had to turn around to see what kind of moron would say that to a girl when walking through the door. She told me later that he was a regular customer, and he still creeped her out.

Nov. 17th, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
OMG, Kimono's expression in "The Braggart" is so perfect. I see women making that face rather a lot. How do you wring such emotion from molded plastic?! ;)
Nov. 20th, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC)
I agree!
Nov. 17th, 2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
Kimono really does look like she's rolling her eyes in response to the braggart.

Amazing the range of emotion shown by Kimono in this one. Can see disgust, disbelief, creeped out, run in fear ... really well done.
Nov. 18th, 2010 05:38 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks! It's all in the angles. ^_^
Nov. 18th, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
I used to work at a small electronics store where I was the only woman, and I got hit on a lot. I still think the worst though was the guy who basically wanted to hook up with me, and when I said I have a girlfriend he said, 'That's okay, I'm married! Bring her along.'
Nov. 18th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
o_0... I would have no idea how to respond to that if someone seriously said that to me after saying I wasn't available.

I'd possibly just walk very fast in the opposite direction.

Godd grief.
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Nov. 18th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
It even can get worse =)
I worked at a video rental a couple of years ago and there was this very disturbing guy renting a porn movie who actually said to me, that he wouldn't have to rent it if I went home with him for the evening. And his creepy version of puppy eyes made it worse still.
Nov. 18th, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
Gah! Where to these people come from where they think that's a tempting offer?


Of course a part of me sometimes wonders if most people like that are just delibrately acting that way to be 'funny' or something and get a laugh out of most womens reactions to such things.

-Adjusts tinhat-
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