Wednesday, September 30, 2009

on what woman does this work...

... at the gas station this morning I was hissed at by a truck full of construction workers; "Pssssssst, hey girl." Nothing like starting the day with a tank full of gas, a cup of coffee and a side of sexual harassment.

10 comments:

Ellyn said...

Well, there are the days that I would take some comfort in "girl" rather than "lady." Although there is that future looming ahead of me...looking forward to those golden years when everybody thinks it's cute to call you a girl.

Thom Curnutte said...

Gosh. I was trying to sound seductive. I even rolled up the sleeves on my t-shirt.

Gosh.

Old Bob said...

I tell my friend D. that she is "eye candy" every chance I get. However, I'm 65, she's 64, and we've known each other since we were in our teens. Most of the middle-aged women I know like to be reminded (delicately and gracefully, of course) that they're still attractive.

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eulogos said...

I really wouldn't call this sexual harrassment. Sexual harrassment is when you have to put out or lose your job, or put out or don't get a promotion you deserve.
What you are describing is just appreciation! Soak it up! Grin and wave.
-From the viewpoint of nearly 60.
Susan Peterson

alicoop8608 said...

Susan Peterson, did you or do you teach at Holy Cross Academy?

The Digital Hairshirt said...

The proper answer is, "What do you want, Short Barrel?"

Dymphna said...

Y'know, I wish someone would call me a girl again. Lately I've been getting "Hey, ma'am."

kired said...

Where I come from those words are followed by the real harrassment. I guess you don't want us to freak out.

Pablo said...

I was in the hot tub at the gym when I called out to two young women (pretty, by the way), who had just gotten out of the tub "Pssssssst, hey girls!."

Immediately they stuck their noses in the air as they turned to enter the mens showeroom by mistake.The one in front got the full frontal of four guys washing their birthday suits, she hits the brakes and her friend collides into her.

I didn't know I was sexually harassing them.I'm sorry.

Are you sure you didn't have some tissue stuck to your high-heels?

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