Sick? You are, and I’m not gonna put up with it.

I was in the elevator at work, coming back from lunch, when I encountered a dude who randomly started talking to me while I was zoning out on phone. First, he called me “toots,” and then he made a kissy face at me. When he asked me how I was doing (my reply: “Just trying to ride the elevator, man”) he smiled and backed me into the corner. Then, his coworker (oh right. Because there were other people in the elevator) said “Oh, haha, just ignore him, he’s sick,” and my new friend leaned in so close I could actually feel his breath on me and said “Is that how you like it? Sick? You into that?” Then he grabbed my badge out of my hands and said “Where do you work?” before butchering the name of my company and sliding off the elevator (which, incidentally, I ride with him roughly twice a week. He works on the floor below mine).

Last week, I ran into him again. This time he oggled me all the way up to his stop, then leaned into my face and said “BYE!” like a 13 year old mean girl, before stepping off the elevator. On a whim, I followed him. He looked startled. “I’m coming with you today,” I said. He looked me up and down. “Lucky me,” he said.

He was a lot less cocky about 10 minutes later, after I’d followed him to his office, demanded to speak to his supervisor, and told his boss – and his boss’ boss – that the next time New Friend tried to make a love connection with me, I’d be calling the cops.

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  1. Golden Silence says:

    He called you “toots”?! What era is he living in, the 50s?!

    Glad you took action against him. Maybe next time he’ll know not to bother women he doesn’t know!

  2. M says:

    Fantastic!!!!

  3. Zannah says:

    You are awesome. Thank you!!!

  4. Daota Brown says:

    YES! That’s what I’m talking about!

  5. Sarah says:

    I’m so glad that his bosses took you seriously – way to innovate!

  6. Sroar says:

    Great to hear you took charge, good on you.

  7. Maggie says:

    That’s amazing! Way to stand up for yourself and defend yourself. He should be in no position to make you feel uncomfortable and I’m glad you shut him up. You did a great thing!

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