Friday, January 07, 2005

[ 07012005 3.10pm | guys<--- ]

i cant believe this is the topic of my first post of the new year. but i am so peeved!
anyway, to quote my sister " we should have hot little packets of curry to throw at these stupid guys"
what am i talking about? idiotic guys who like to harrass girls or females on the street, especially when they are in big bunches and know that they will never see you again.

lets do a profile (is it called a profile? case profile...)

lone female
dressing need not be provocative. just shirt and jeans will do
teens and above

group of males, at least 2 or more
any age.

bus stops
along roads
mostly where the victim and the idiot(s) are the only 2 parties around

ok. so with this in mind, lets examine what happens, using my experiences.
on occassion, i have been hooted at by guys sitting at the busstop opposite the road, been honked at by various people in vehicles while sitting at my busstop, been harrassed by guys at the shop houses near my place, roared at by a whole tonner of army boys (that was actually pretty funny...cos it was amazing at how many faces filled the back of the tonner) and one incident which i will never forget.
these 2 idiots were in a truck and passing by my bus stop. its the kind of truck with a large, long side window. as it passes me, the front passenger sticks out his tongue and rolls his eyes, mashing himself against the window. i'm like... hello? you look like you're 20 or 30... what are you trying to do???

of all the incidents, the only one i can forgive is the tonner incident. partly cos it left me laughing out loud. and army boys are really rather bored creatures and the whole thing looked pretty rehearsed.
the rest were... well, older men. i mean, what kind of guy does this kind of thing? it IS sexual harrassment, no matter how harmless you think it is. get that into your heads (the one on your neck, that is). i was walking back home the other day, totally covered up in jeans and a high neck top with sleeves. and the idiots at the shop started making noise. i was so tempted to just give them a middle finger. a subtle kind, like not looking at them, just raise my hand next to my face kind.
hah. good thing i have more self control than that.

No comments: