Thursday, December 04, 2008

If This Wasn't So Absurd, I Might Have Been Offended

Yesterday, I went with my boss to go get lunch. We were walking the 1.5 blocks to our favorite deli, around noon, in SoHo on Varrick. I was inappropriately dressed for the 40 degree weather, high heels and bare legs with a knee-length grey wool dress, and a large pink coat and huge purple scarf. But it was a short walk, and for some reason my legs don't get as cold as they probably should - my arms and neck, they get very cold, hence the coat and the scarf, but my legs, they're practically immune to anything above 25.

Apparently, the local high school had just let out for lunch (or there was a rash of cutting class at noon yesterday), and there was a crowd of ruffians walking down the street. Ten to fifteen twelve to fifteen year old boys were just laughing and joking together and kind of crowding the sidewalk. Typical younger high school male behavior.

As my boss, myself, and two other coworkers made our way though this crowd (not a hard task, they were walking south, we were walking north, we were just walking around each other), one of the hoodlums stopped in front of me and said loudly in my face (I was going to say screamed, but it wasn't that loud or intimidating, just loud enough so all of his friends could hear him - but RIGHT in my face), "You... are... NOT... SEXY!"

And then ran off with his friends.

10 comments:

Logan said...

This is why me and elderly women nationwide pack heat wherever we go. Darwinism is too slow a process to filter out the shit that clogs it up, so I just think of it as helping the inevitable along.

Anonymous said...

They should see your facebook picture...

Anonymous said...

One of his stupid buddies must have made a bet with him or something to say that. So not true. Or maybe it was Opposite Day?

Gina said...

Even if it was a teenage boy, that would have made me very upset. I clearly have some issues with desire for approval. ;)

librarian pirate said...

but ...

but you are!

Princess in Galoshes said...

Um, why has no one yet mentioned that in teenage boy speak that translates exactly into "You are SO sexy"?

Kiki said...

This is exactly why I don't like children. Of any age.

Jay said...

This sounds a lot like when I was in first grade and would pull the hair of girls I liked. I guess not much has changed there actually.

random moments said...

Bastard! Obviously he was boning for you, otherwise the term "sexy" would not have even entered his prepubescent brain.

Lucy said...

just take pride in knowing that eventually, that kid is going to do that to the wrong person, and get slugged in the face as an appropriate response.