I really don’t get hit on that often, but I recently started working at a gas station.
- guy came in and asked if I had a boyfriend, once I said “yes” he left
- guy came in calling me gorgeous, asked if I had boyfriend, once I said yes, he responded with “you cant have friends?” and gave me a dollar with his number on it
- group of 10 kids cat called and told me about their dicks as I walked to my car
- guy came in called me “sexy” “sexy baby” asked about boyfriend and how he could “do” me better than him, made “mm mm” noises when I turned around to get him cigarettes
Do men think that this is acceptable? I wear no makeup and the company issued tee shirt, my pants aren’t that tight, not that what I’m wearing matters, but why is it that I’ve had some crude shit said to me in uniform and the most I’ve ever got when I do get dolled up is a few smiles? Is it the fact that I’m working and I can’t just run away? Is it because I have to be polite when I’m on the clock? I’m scared to be a “bitch” and tell these guys “no way in hell, please stop wasting your time” because I don’t want to lose my job. I turned to my good friend the internet and why is the most common “solution” to this problem is to wear an engagement ring/have a guy around?
It’s not really that big of a deal and yeah I’m kinda flattered but some of this shit is fucking horrible, especially when I’m working alone (or the only other person working is outside/in the coolers).
It just pisses me off that men can make me feel so uncomfortable and unsafe with just a few words and that so many people think the solution to this is to have a male protector. I think I’ll just keep a box cutter on me at all times from now on.