Sometimes it can be sort of flattering to notice to a dude obviously checking you out. As superficial as it may sound, realizing that someone else thinks you look super hot can give you a little bit of a self-esteem boost. But then sometimes that whole situation just gets creepy and weird and actually makes you wish that person never looked at you to begin with. Guess what? This was one of those times.
Last week, I went out to a restaurant with my boyfriend and his friends. We were standing around waiting for our table to be ready when a guy walked past us. As he passed me (really, really close to me, by the way), he looked me up and down in a way that made me feel a little uncomfortable. When he looked up and saw my boyfriend standing next to me staring him down, he did something that didn’t even make me uncomfortable – it just annoyed the hell out of me.
As my boyfriend was glaring at him, the guy pointed at me and said, “Is this yours?” My boyfriend, totally confused, said, “Um… yeah?” And then the dude, super seriously, said, “Shake my hand, man.”
UM. Was I supposed to be complimented by this or something? I mean, “Is this yours?” Am I wrong in thinking that that’s a pretty offensive thing to say about someone? The last time I checked, I wasn’t a jacket or a piece of furniture that could be claimed. I also wasn’t aware that my boyfriend owns me. I guess I kind of understand what this dude was trying to say, but he basically said it in the worst way possible. Sorry, dude, I’m not anyone’s… I’m my own person.
Do you think this was an offensive thing to say or am I overreacting? Would you have taken that as a compliment? Tell me in the comments.