This drives me mad. I used to work in a bookstore, and was talking to my coworker and he just yelled out “stop flirting with me!” at this ridiculous volume and it was humiliating because
1. I wasn’t
2. I got in trouble for acting unprofessional
3. He embarrassed me in front of a line of people
4. And he only stopped insisting that I was flirting when my boyfriend (who is now my husband) said, “dude, trust me, she’s not flirting with you” to him
That asshole respected my BOYFRIEND saying I wasn’t flirting more than he respected me saying it and I was the one who was talking! The whole scene got me in trouble at work. And the most ridiculous part is we were talking about a fucking book. In a bookstore.
One time, my ex boyfriend had a crush on some girl, and said that he thought he might have “a chance” with her.
When I asked him what made him think that, he said “Well, she talks to me.”
And this is why it is so difficult to be a girl and be friends with men who are attracted to women.
Can we also add that this is why a lot of women do the resting bitch face when out in public. Cause dudes swear a glance or a smile is flirting.
This happened to me once. A dude that sat next to me in Chemistry class conversed with me about zombies and I excitedly joined in. He interpreted my enthusiasm about zombies as me liking him. Like what. Hold the phone dude I just fucking enjoy zombies ok
WORKING IN RETAIL AS A WOMAN IS SO FUCKING DIFFICULT OK
I am required to be polite and friendly to all customers, so I smile and act pleased to see everyone all the time
I cannot even begin to tell you how many guys (mostly older) have interpreted my ‘have a great afternoon!’ as ‘please give me your number I am so lusting after you right now’.
this happens to me all the time. i too work in retail. one older guy got even a little annoyed at me because i offered the same friendly service to each customer. so he thought that i was flirting with every customer and told me so, saying “you’ll flirt with anyone!” i cannot even. for one thing, i am an AROMANTIC ASEXUAL. even if i could flirt, i wouldn’t. but i can be friendly.