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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:51 PM
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Why do super markets seem to attract the pervs?
Gah! I swear everytime i got grocery shopping at our local windixie i get harassed by some perv, and by perv i mean much older guys who hit on me and follow me around the store. today i went to the store to pick up some fruit and veggies because since i haven't been home we haven't been stocked up on them since i'm the only vegetarian in house. well, i get to the produce section and this guy walk out in front of me so i stop to let him pass so that i won't hit him and he says "excuse me." then after staring at me for a few seconds he tells me "you can go ahead and run me over if you want." wha?!? i said "what?" and he said "you can go ahead and run me over if you want, i don't mind." at first i thought he was being snarky because i did almost run the buggy into him(although it was not my fault) so I rolled my eyes and walked away. then the creep proceeds to follow me around the store until i check out. needless to say i quickly packed up my groceries in my car and got the heck out of there. ick! i don't think i should shop at the windixie anymore. :hide:
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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:58 PM
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6. yeah, because that's what all vegetarians do
:P :rofl: ;)
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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:57 PM
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5. nope, strawberries
i'm still creeped out :rofl:
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:54 PM
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2. Maybe it's the store itself. The pervs are probalby all thinkiing:
"Heh-heh. Yeah, someday I'm 'onna win Dixie! Heh-heh. Heh-heh!"
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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:59 PM
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7. well that's about the mentality of some around here
many marry out of highschool and the women proceed to do nothing with their lives except raise a family - which is fine if that is what they want to do but i have known much to many who wished that they had done something else with their life before marrying right out of highschool. my bumper sticker puts my opinion out their for everyone to see: "a woman's place is in the house..... and the senate."

;)
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 02:59 PM
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8. Wow, that sucks
Men that are much older than you should not be hitting on you, that is wrong.

It really scares me that you were followed throughout the store...perhaps next time you could alert the store manager? :hug:
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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:01 PM
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11. their was a cop in the store and i purposely walked by him several times
i had my cell phone in my hand the whole time because i'm paranoid about that type of thing. i know that many people in person tell me that i look older than i am, but still. this guy was in his thirties and still had on his scrubs from the hospital down the street. he obviously wasn't a younger guy who just looked older. yick!
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:05 PM
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15. you aren't paranoid
It's okay to speak up, like pagerbear says below. Sorry you had to go through that.

Here is a similar thread from last year and there is lots of great feedback in it, you are right about the pervs in grocery stores:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:09 PM
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17. thanks for the link
i've had to deal with something similar to that in movie theaters. i've spoken up after a few times and have gotten the guys(a group of teenage boys at least not a grown man) thrown out of the theater. freaks
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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:00 PM
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9. Repeat after me, very loudly:
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 03:18 PM by pagerbear
"Why would you say such an inappropriate thing to me? I don't even know you! Get away from me!"

If that doesn't send the scumbag running, one hopes it would certainly bring store management to your defense.
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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:02 PM
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12. yeah, but when he first said it thought he was being a jerk about me almost running into him
then after he kept watching me and following me around i got the message and hurried out of there asap.
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:01 PM
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10. thats what pepper spray is for
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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:02 PM
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13. and a tazer
:rofl:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:03 PM
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14. Because there are usually a lot of females in grocery stores.
Next time that happens, find a clerk or the store manager and tell him or her.

I hate crap like that.
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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:09 PM
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19. yeah, and this isn't the first time it's happened
it just really creeped me out
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:07 PM
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16. I've noticed that too.
:hug: Sorry, sweetie. It stinks.
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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:10 PM
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20. it does stink
:hug:
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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:11 PM
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21. no, but even if i were
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 03:13 PM by Ava
i'm way too young for any old guy to be looking at like that and also there was nothing wrong with that top. i wore a cami under it which most girls wouldn't even do.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:51 PM
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22. everyone has to eat, even pervs
:P
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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:56 PM
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23. lol, well now that you put it that way
:rofl:

seriously though, it happens way too often when i'm at windixie. i'm sticking with piggly wiggly from now on :P
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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:05 PM
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25. i was wearing a nun outfit
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:14 PM
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26. if you're buying groceries, the "perv" has to assume you're well into your 20s
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 04:16 PM by pitohui
you don't come with your age rubber-stamped on your forehead, most men figure that a young teen's MOM will do the grocery shopping, and if they see a young teen in the store, they do assume that it's someone in their 20s...so they are not necessarily a perv, they are just flirting, a lot of guys think the grocery store, when they see a young woman shopping alone, it's a pretty good clue she's single, why not flirt a little?

if someone is following you around, fine, tell the manager or the security guard, but if they are just trying to make stupid conversation, well, how else do people ever meet if they're afraid to ever speak to anyone? just ignore them, don't engage, they6'll get the clue

a man left a note on my car once at the winn dixie offering me free foot rubs, er, okay, that's fairly different, so i know it gets strange out there, but just keep your sense of humor and common sense is my advice
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:27 PM
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27. Actually Ava, they don't attract pervs, they attract nearly everyone
One of my friends used to work in a pharmacy that was inside a supermarket right on the border between a student neighborhood and a poor neighborhood. He claims he saw almost everyone he knew from the student neighborhood, and that he recognized a lot of people in the area just from their being in the supermarket. He wasn't alone in this insight: the local cops were aware that nearly everyone went into the supermarket as well and would often nab people who were otherwise keeping a very low profile because everyone needs to get stuff to eat at some point.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:37 PM
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30. if you have a better idea
for taking my mirrored shoes out for a test run, i'd Like to hear it.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:37 PM
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31. Come to SF - we all ignore each other out here :)
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:38 PM
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32. not as much as we do in nyc
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:39 PM
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33. True...although if you make eye contact, you might NOT get ignored :)
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:15 PM
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34. Locking...
This thread has run its course.


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