View Poll Results: What should be my standard response when old men hit on me?
"Your receding hairline tells me you're too old" 1 4.55%
"I think I've met your daughter; she's about my age" 12 54.55%
"**** off, you're disgusting!" 1 4.55%
"How about next week? I'm in the middle of a herpes outbreak, but it should clear up by then" (no offense to people with herpes!) 8 36.36%
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Pick DOWN lines: Please help!

Thanks. I've been really short on sleep lately, so that's probably why I'm getting a little stressed out about this.
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so, are you going to tell us how old you are?
I NEVER mentioned "making fun of the size of someone's organ"!!! What in the world! All I meant is that sometimes, when someone is being lewd and in my space, but isn't actually threatening, I will respond like someone who is somewhat annoyed. Because I am. I don't owe politeness to people who are disrespectful toward me, and I don't need to fake politeness to people who are not going to attack me or anything. That is all I meant. I don't understand why people are writing these things about me.

I deeply regret posting this thread. It's really gotten away from what I actually wrote. I wish I could delete it. I'd appreciate it if people stopped posting on it and let it die. But *please* realize that what many of you seem to be inferring about me IS NOT TRUE. It's really embarrassing and hurtful.
Originally Posted by Eilonwy
I see that you did not mention organ size. I didn't say that you did. Someone else mentioned it. I am sorry that you took peoples opinions personally. I still say that I would focus on the persons inappropriate behavior and not side issues and insults like whether they are old or whatever. I don't think anyone was personally attacking you. We were just having a discussion and opinions differ.

I still say that no one was saying you have to be polite but you can be firm and assertive, even aggressive, without being childish or rude. I totally agree that you should be able to walk the streets without being harassed and it can be very annoying/frustrating but unfortunately you cannot always control what other people do (I disagree that it has anything to do with the way you carry yourself) so you can only control how you react.

Lately, I've become a magnate for the unwanted advances of men who are at least 15 years older than me. And this is a problem when "How old are you?" (to make sure I'm legal) is the line I get most often. It's really disgusting. It's not even like I'm wearing stilettos and sitting at the bar waiting for someone to buy me a drink. This is when I'm riding the bus, reading at the library, grocery shopping, etc.

Anyway, please vote on what you think is the best comeback line. It really needs to be something that's practical to use and will shut down the situation immediately.
Originally Posted by Eilonwy
Eilonwy, your OP was very clear and very valid. There are some men who, if you can fog a mirror, they'll hit on you. They don't really see you, they're in it for their own reasons. Thank you for this topic. Remember if you feel attacked, that people in a public forum are reacting to how words on a computer make them feel, not to you.
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Eilonwy..I voted "herpes" because it was the funniest one. Good topic!!
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Sorry, that was me who mentioned organ size, it was just an example of what I would NOT say to an annoying man. Meant to be a joke, sorry it created a misunderstanding.

I'd insult you, but you're not bright enough to notice.

Does your train of thought have a caboose?

I have a computer, a vibrator, & pizza delivery. Why should I leave the house?

Stress is when you wake up screaming & you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.

A cubicle is just a padded cell without a door.

Not all men are annoying. Some are dead.

Suburbia: where they tear out the trees & then name streets after them.

I'm trying to imagine you with a personality.

Did I mention the kick in the groin you'll be receiving if you touch me?

If I throw a stick, will you leave?

You!...Off my planet!

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Have you actually used any of these, Zaria? If so, what was the reaction?

They're good. But I'd worry that the guy would go psycho on me.
Oh no i just saw these and thought they were fun to read.:P :P :P
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