Maybe I'm just self-confident enough not to be threatened by words.
Maybe I've just been closing down the bars since I was in diapers.
Or maybe I'm just a flirt myself.
Regardless of the reasons... I often wonder where the defining line is for sexual harassment. I don't want to go out on a radical limb here and say there's no such thing. I certainly believe that if you are being made to feel uncomfortable, you should be able to put a stop to it. But for me, it's really hard to take this matter seriously (and that too may be the root of the problem).
I consider myself to be 100% faithful to P.C. (Okay, lets be realistic here... it's probably more like 99.9% because you totally know that given the opportunity I would totally DO Gerald Butler, Russell Crowe or Meatloaf!) But extreme fantasies aside, I'm faithful (enough) and I am confident that P.C. is equally committed (aside from Anna Paquin contract we have). Again... maybe it is this 'security' that makes me overlook what others would be totally offended by.
So I submit for your review the following 'hypothetical' scenarios for your scrutiny. I want your honest (even if you think you're being prudish) opinions. Trust me, I'm not testing YOUR tolerance levels, I'm analyzing my own. I'm just being self-analyzing my own twisted brain for my own entertainment.
So without further ado, do YOU think any of these scenarios CROSS THE LINE or all they all harmless?
1. Your co-worker commonly refers to themself as a 'prostitute' and continually makes references about being naked.And for an added bonus, I'll throw in one 'physical' scenario out of curiosity.
2. You are unwillingly given a detailed physical description of your co-workers overnight companion including enough sordid details to make the little man in your brain scream "FREAK!"
3. A married co-worker follows you down 3 floors and back up another 4 floors, while all the while trying to convince you that you should come over to their place for some 'fun' since 'the spouse' is out of town.
4. You say, "I don't know what's wrong with me, I guess I'm craving Mexican!" and your co-worker throws out his arms and says, "HERE I AM!"
5. After eating some food at work, you state "DELICIOUS!". Two co-workers slyly pull you aside because they want to know which one of them you were saying was 'delicious'.
6. A stranger invites you up to his room for a 'few drinks' when you get off work.
7. You are forced to kick your co-worker out of the area you are working in because they won't stop ADMITTEDLY staring at your ass and commenting!
8. Your co-worker repeatedly tries to persuade you to dump your current partner for them.
9. When you comment on your dream of winning the lottery, you co-worker asks if you'll take them with you. They volunteer to clean your house or be your love slave in return.
10. Your co-worker tells you they love you enough to clean up puke for you, but not enough to get puked on for you!
11. Your coworker fiercely runs their nails down your back and tells you to go home and tell your spouse, "That is how you do it right!"
C'mon readers... I know this should sparks some commentary from you... so let's hear what you have to say. Assume the coworkers are all people you've known for 6 months or more and that you genuinely like them (even if you think their behavior is inappropriate). I promise to entertain you with my opinions of each scenario in the near future!