AT WHAT POINT DOES A TOUCH BECOME A CHARGE? RIGINAL.
Look i'm seldom serious. Some people alcoholise themselves to smithereens some drag drugs up their snouts or up in arms in the mistaken belief the higher they get the closer to the drug God of "open sez/seize me" they become? The ultimate?...ul argue over that though. But not today. I get my kicks or penultimate pleasure out of joculating. Clowning around jocular that is. Even if in that moment i'm talking to a female i've just met,to make a point, i have on occasion touched a woman lightly on the arm with the back of my hand to emphasize a salient point. And have had women laugh and grab my arm in return "you're an idiot!" I'll admit to that, a cross i can bear. But by today's cross bear standards the minutest touch is not on?
Neighbor i have known for 2 years, in my small town of 15,000 mainly retirees; one of few who became a close friend simply because he's a great guy and a honest person in my opinion who helped me with stuff. He is an ex vet of Vietnam, a bomb disposal person who developed an anxiety problem from this dangerous job as a result. He cares cooks looks after his missus, her daughter and has never displayed any rude crude notion of physical or mental towards a woman or spoken in sleaze of which i've known of. Never.
Been responsible for reigning in stupidity, hooning, round the neighborhood. He goes into K-Mart, talks to a woman for a while on the entrance aisle serving, as to where he could get some boxes. He thanks her for the information, turns to walk away, clips her lightly on the backside with the back of his hand,says thanks for the info. Yeah a reflex action i'm not defending at all. I wasn't there. I guess a more citified woman might have said in mock "hey! watch it!" at the worst "excuse me!"
She went to the head honcho, they played back the store CTV, the neighbor was shown on the regional tele as "a person we want to interview" by the police. A detective rocks up the next day. He's been charged for touching the woman inappropriate.
Yep, guess i can't defend the action. Has to go to court. I asked the neighbor would he like me to go to court as a character witness in some form of support. He just shrugged. Embarrassed. Neighbor opposite shook his fist at him. Swore. My question is to all the country and citified women out there...if you were that woman in the store how would you have reacted? Bit open ended for mine no pun intended. He didn't grab her on the crutch or intentionally feel her up in any way. Not the way i've seen some guys and gals ah la 'sex in the city' type respond scenario. I know, Sex n the Shifty and such is not real. But what is reality these days? A married friend of mine got pinched on the arse by a woman. He was stunned. I said "aren't you lucky!" Woman thought he had a cute arse i guess. Should he have had her arrested for this diabolical bot swat?
I don't know, oblong parameters everywhere these days and yes the rich- and- famous can and do get away with it and more and yes decorum does have to be maintained. I said to a woman once "if i tried to kiss you would you slap my face?" she said "why don't you try?" I was young and stupid. I'm old and still stupid i guess...i see hilarity in everything. I was brought up to show women respect and all but like the Italians and French who are notoriously 'hands on' i guess it's in the eyes of the female in question as to the intention whether over the top or not. I just feel sorry for the neighbor,he did the wrong thing on the spur of the moment i'm not defending that. The woman will obviously be appeased,she was 'assaulted' according to the law. Had i been there and saw her immediate body language i probably would have said to my friend, "hey man go apologize she didn't appreciate that."
Guess i've been around too much which puts the incident in the not that bad an action but to go to court? Incidently a young woman fishing where my friend was, started hitting on him. He told her politely he had a partner, not interested. And he doesn't drink or do drugs. Still, no excuses i guess. But tell me something guys...have you ever done something on the spur of the moment and thought "shit! i shouldn't have done that!" Though the net and Television seem to promote a somewhat different persona. Guess unless one is rich and famous super glueing ones hands in the pockets is the go? For example you get a rich peanut on tele who says his daughter is so pretty if she wasn't his daughter he'd date her. Shifting parameters. Too much touching on tele perhaps? Must remember not to touch, even lightly in animated conversation, open a door for a lady who looks like a prospective 'open door' caught/court person, beckon a woman through to the elevator first, or tell a 70 something year-old woman she looked lovely all dressed up...and she did. She smiled and said "why thank you...thank you so much!"
And listen guys, if i see you looking down that hottie's dress poured just a tad above her navel i'll personally tell you where your parameters lie. Smack dab level with her pretty turned- up nose. The 'think police' are watching you! Or is it the 'watch police' are thinking "YOU!" You do the crime you do the time...the hands of the 'permissible clock' ever shifting. In the eyes or buns of the beholder i guess. I know if a strange attractive woman grabbed my butt from behind i'd let out a muffled yell and call security...after a period of time elapsed. I'm just kidding. Honest! It was a jocular comment...smack me if you think i'm lying. :>)