I used to earn extra cash by basically being a hired clockblock. If some girls would want to go to a bar and have a fun "girls night out" without getting constantly hassled by guys, they hired me to stand around and look grumpy at anyone who tried anything funny. I also watched their drinks and purses to make sure they weren't drugged or robbed.
Of course, that meant I had to convince a lot of handsy drunkards the girls weren't worth the trouble of winning a fight against me. And that usually meant I had to win the fight against them before the concept got through their thick skull. Frequently because I had to forcibly hammer it through the bone.
I wasn't paid for the fighting. That was pro bono. I don't take kindly to those sorry excuses for men who try to take advantage of inebriated women.
I saw guys trying to grab at girls all the time. I frequently broke bones or separated tendons as the penalty for their indiscretions.
Sgt. Howard wrote:Yanno, in perfect honesty I would likely have a hard time with my eyes were we to meet in public- and I understand you have to put up with that all the time and I do sympathize- it is, unfortunately, a normal male reaction. After the initial shock has worn off, I would hope I have better control- but somebody would grab your person just because? I've punched timeclocks for a helluva lot less (WHACK! 'DING'! -OUT!). I often come across as lewd, crude and socially unacceptable... but a Lady is still a Lady and should be treated as such.
Annie says I spoil her- I always figured that's my job...
Yeah, I'm not gonna lie, I'd have some trouble too, but I try. You'd probably still catch me at it though. It's hard to fight instincts like that.
I can see how it would be creepy and uncomfortable, but isn't there at least a bit of "hell yeah, I'm sexy and I like it that way" going on when guys (or gals) look? I mean... I don't know... I don't exactly frequently notice girls staring at parts of me, so I have difficulty empathizing. I wouldn't mind it if a girl stared at me every once in a while... But if it happened all the time, I guess I'd start getting creeped out.
Is that how guys like Brad Pitt and Matthew McConaughey and... Hmm... Oh, George Clooney feel? Do they get ogled by women and get creeped out by it?
Wow, that's kinda blowin' my mind. I haven't thought of it like that before... Huh.
Imagine being hungry, having eaten only ramen for days to save up for a night out, and then ordering a 16oz. Sirloin cooked just right, with a baked potato and buttered rolls and all the trimmings.
The hungry look on your face just before you dig in? That's the look I get from these jerks, and when one realises it's a reaction to my body, it's a cold, sick sort of revulsion. When a guy touches me, my fight instinct kicks in...I cannot help it.
I've had that with a few girls, but they tend to ask questions first, so it's less creepy. I'd still punch them if they touched me, but at that point, they're not listening to "Straight, and not interested. Back off."
I'm an artist, so my observing guys and girls tends to be clinical.
I've drawn folks while sitting next to them for twenty minutes without them knowing it until I hand them the paper. The fact they didn't notice means I was doing it right. I might joke that some hunky guy is hot, but my preference tends toward lean martial arts builds, and nerdy, engineering science type.
A Lady doesn't leer, they observe. Striking up a conversation means you need to know what to avoid. Watching girls paw at a man, you see the reactions, and how to step in and speak. If he's carrying a book, note the title. Does he like the attention? Move along. Does he get disgusted? Ask about the book, and if you've read it, discuss it without spoilers.
Girls are the same, but we have a more sensitive threat radar. Heaven forbid you try to take my book(they make great bludgeons). Hands off unless you're a friend.
Yanno how some people have Angels/Devils for a conscience? I have a Dark Elf ShadowKnight and a Half Elf Ranger for mine. The really bad part is when they agree on something.
Aphyon chu kissa whol l'jaed.