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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Dirty Old Hose

This morning I was visiting with a neighbor and her friendly dog was jumping up and around my feet and licking my legs. By the time I got to the nursery with my mom to shop for some plants later on, my calves and ankles were itching from being allergic to the puppy. We spotted a nice-looking elderly man in the nursery, watering plants with a hose. So, we walked up to him and my mom explained what had happened and if I could please borrow the hose to wash my legs off. He said, of course, and smiled and held the hose for me as I took off my flip-flops. I quickly rinsed and said thank you, but his unexpected response to me was:

"Do you want me to lick them dry?"

I couldn't believe it, I said "What? NO!" And I gave him this totally grossed out look. My mom hadn't heard him, and when I told her what he said afterward, she was in disbelief, too. The guy was like, over 70. And my mom had been standing right there! Why on earth would he say something so disgusting in ear shot of my mom, too!? The thought of that old guy licking my legs....Ewwwww! Maybe he was so old he thought he could get away with it...maybe he got a little too carried away with his hose. Whatever. The point is, mister, sexual harassment is timeless.

(I felt much better after taking his picture. :)

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