BJ's BLOG 10/07/10 "Elderly Woman"
Yesterday when I was hanging out with my wife at the grocery store, something happened that made me wonder if I should have called the authorities.
While in line waiting to cash a lottery ticket my wife received as a gift, this old woman comes up and taps my wife’s shoulder and says, “Be lucky that you’re husband is still alive.”
It was completely random! What do you say to this?
I was having a great day up until that point; the sun was shining, I was hanging out with my wife…and then this random whack job (who looked like she only had three teeth in her mouth and had been smoking for 90 years) had to ruin it!
It didn’t end there; she then says, (almost in tears), “And another thing, do you have children? Because I had three miscarriages.” I didn’t know what the hell to do! Again, what do you say to that?
This has to be a “woman thing” because I don’t see why else she would have come up to us in the first place. To me this felt like a violation on me.
Women feel violated when a man exposes their genitals at them but to me, having a stranger show me their pain made me feel violated. I know people are going to think I’m crazy and a rotten guy, but it really ruined my day and made me feel bad to be alive.
What right does anyone have to come into my own space and randomly expose their own personal misery? Go get a damn therapist and leave me alone.
As a man, that is really one of the biggest violations we can feel and women need to learn to respect us just like we’ve been forced to learn to respect them!