UNGENTLEMAN

Hello everyone! This post will be a little different, since I will be seeking opinions from everybody especially from men. Whether if you are a follower of mine or not, your opinions are welcome! I was not quite sure how to tackle this topic because it honestly caught me off guard. I still don’t know how, so I’m just going to type away and hope I make sense. 

Today, while driving down a busy highway to go back to work after picking up a lunch, I was going about 50 something miles per hour. A car tried to catch up and stayed close next to mine while yelling and signaling for me to roll me front passenger window down. I saw him, of course. But I stayed focus on the road and did not want to turn my head although I can see him. He also did a “call me” signal which really disgusted me. How do you deal with that? I felt super uncomfortable and I felt disrespected. To be honest, I wanted to roll down my front passenger window to throw my hot lunch at him. But that would be a road range and plus, I was too hungry to waste my food on someone I don’t even know. It makes me sad but at the same time I’m mad. 

I sped up, hoping he would just leave me alone. For a couple of minutes he tried and tried. What if I was not driving? What if the situation was totally different? What if I was walking down the street and someone did that? How do you deal? 

-Katreena 

2 thoughts on “UNGENTLEMAN

  1. Dudes like that give other good guys a bad name. There are 100 other ways to compliment a girl and show that you’re interested in her. The number one way to get rid of an annoying guy is to ignore them outright, don’t give them a second of your time. SMH at this guy lol

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  2. If I could I’d demand that guy turn in his guy card. Not only were his action classic objectification, but also disrespectful, intimidating, and dangerous. I think you handled it perfectly by attempting to move away, and not engaging him. But your point is well taken. Suppose this scenario had played out on a sidewalk rather than a roadway? I think it’s the same on a street.

    Unfortunately, every guy is a variable as you have no idea how they will react. Some will concede quickly, others a bit longer. But there is always the chance of confrontation. There will be chest tumbling, perhaps anger, maybe even name calling but in most cases the do not engage / move to a public space is the best policy. Some might suggest a firm no, but I believe that unintentionally opens a channel of communication that’s difficult to close.

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