No thanks?

April 23, 2007 at 4:38 pm 4 comments

Imagine you’re a girl (if you’re not one). You’re dressed cute and you’re feelin’ it…you know you look good. You’re walking down the street to meet a friend for lunch…

…then a homeless guy yells at you “Gotta getmesomma that! Hey pretty girl…howyadoin? OooohWeeee!”

Do you feel:

a) Offended. Violated. Embarrassed. Oh-my-gosh! I am NOT a hooker!
b) Gee, Wow! Thanks!!!! I KNOW, right??!!
c) You pretend to ignore it, act like you didn’t hear, keep your head down. But a smile jerks at the corner of your mouth anyway and you LOVE it, even though the guy who yelled it has been hammered off of Mad Dog for 3 solid days.

Don’t try to lie. You know you’re either a b or a c.

And the sad thing is, that homeless guy is more appreciative your sense of style than other people would be. I try to make it my point to compliment people when I see something I really like- even if I don’t know them. You, my dear, should try the same.

But until you stop me on the street to compliment my style, I’ll take the whooping from homeless guys.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Marie  |  April 24, 2007 at 12:14 pm

    D) Smile and flash a little leg.

    But only if I’m in a good mood, otherwise it’s:

    E) “Oh you like it? Why don’t you take a eff*ng picture, buddy?!”

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  • 2. jennyistrendi  |  April 24, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    I like option D, but I imagine it gets awkward when one wears jeans and tries to flash some leg skin. It then becomes the debate of do I pull the jeans up from the ankle? Or unbutton and unzip and flash some upper thigh?

    And then one really looks like a hooker. Not that I would know. But one would assume…

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  • 3. Marie  |  April 27, 2007 at 3:11 pm

    Yeah – the jeans thing would be an issue…

    I think a little mock – curtsy would be appropriate. Or, if you’re daring you could do a little shimmy/shake. That would work miracles, I bet.

    The lengths we go to to please homeless men…*sigh.

    Which reminds me of a funny story – I was across from the See-Sound lounge last summer around 6PM and had a very odd interaction with an “excited”, we’ll say, homeless man. It went something like this: (and we’ll call him Homey, because he was homeless)

    Homey:”Can I bum a cig, honey?”
    Me: “Sorry, don’t smoke, just in here to get a granola bar”
    Homey: “Ah, no, girl, it’s cool. It’s cool. Hey, you know I’m not doing anything for the next 6 hours, want to come back to my place and…you know…hang out?”

    (marie’s note: midnight is the shelter curfew – it was 6PM when I met Homey)

    Me: “Um, nah, that’s cool. I actually have this birthday party thing to go to, but thanks…I guess.”
    Homey: “well can I at least get a kiss….?

    Yes, a nice homeless gentleman invited me back to his shelter with him because I flashed a little leg. Where are the good men in this city? Is this all a girl can get? Ok…rambling on…

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  • 4. Kristoph  |  May 7, 2007 at 10:44 pm

    … look for the double-take, or that not so subtle and not so casual look back … that’s our version of “Gotta getmesomma that! Hey pretty girl…howyadoin? OooohWeeee!” …

    political correctness in actions 🙂

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