Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Sorry Student and more

Yeah, here I am again, how many times have I posted on here? I guess it'll
never end in my lifetime.

A long time ago when I was taking the bust to work a guy made a comment of
sexual nature about my tattoo then said I look like "that chick from
Charlie's Angels." I tried to explain to him why I didn't want to talk to
him and why his comments weren't welcomed. Once he realized he wasn't
getting anywhere he just stood there and called me a bitch, that I needed to
suck a good dick then I wouldn't be so uptight, etcetera.

I saw my bus, put
my bike on the front and realized that he made no motion to get on the same
bus as me. As I got on he continued talking shit, I turned around and spat
on his shirt. I really thought he was going to jump on the bus and I would
have to stab him with my house keys.

He just stood and asked the bus driver
helplessly "Did you see that? What are you going to do?" "I saw what you
were doing, I'm not going to do anything," she said, and closed the doors. I
was lucky to not be arrested that day, and afterwards I still cried because
I hate those situations, but afterwards I finally didn't have all those
scenarios of what I should have done or said running through my head. I had
a pretty good feeling he did, though, and that made me feel good too.

Just a couple weeks ago I was crossing the street, I had the lights right of
way, a guy turning right honked at me. I stopped in front of his car and
pointed to the "walk" signal, then continued walking. He honked again and
yelled "shove it up your ass, ho!" I wish spitting came more as a reflex.

I took a lifeguard training class this last semester at Laney College and
got certified. Unfortunately there was a creep in my class. One time I was a
drowning victim and he and someone else were supposed to be saving me, while
my hands were held above my head and I couldn't move them he slid his hands
down both sides of my body and tried to pretend he was just trying to help
me. I let this slide because it was quick.

Next, towards the end of class I
had my bathing suit straps pulled to the side a little so I could get some
sun under where the straps usually are. As I'm wading in the pool he reaches
and grabs my strap and puts his hand on me while eagerly pushing through the
water. "Your straps..." I just said "no." Then he would linger after classes
to see what I was doing.

This guy was a shitty student who had no idea what
he was doing the whole time and was so stupid. I wouldn't be surprised if he
took the class just to be with girls in their suits. I warned my teacher
that if anything went down, like my elbow breaking his nose, that it would
be because of him trying to touch me again. Unfortunately he came very
close... but for some reason stopped himself just before I felt the urge to
backhand him.

Monica reporting from Oakland


At 4:46 PM, Blogger HollaBackCali said...

You've posted many times, but don't worry, your updates are very much appreciated, although they are unfortunate. :)

At 10:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding the jerk at Laney College, did your instructor reprimand this student? Since you obviously expressed your upset with this student, I really hope your teacher spoke to him. I don't know how many times teachers (be they male or female) never seem to care to do anything to prevent these situations & I find this very disturbing as incidents such as these can & should be prevented or else stopped in it's tracks as it's happening.

At 10:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find the incident with the jerk at Laney College very disturbing. As you mentioned in your post that you obviously expressed your annoyance with this guy with your instructor I'm curious to know if he/she reprimanded him & discussed how his behavior was making his classmates uncomfortable? So much of the time, teachers fail to take charge & do little to prevent this sort of behavior.

Personally if I were the instructor there would be no way I would let a guy like this pass the class to be able to obtain Life Guard certification- this is exactly the sort person the world does NOT need in these kinds of position. I imagine that's how any number of perverts obtain jobs in the public sector like being a judge, cop, etc who then go on to abuse their power & authority.

At 10:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for you for spitting on that guy!! I wish I could have done that or more to some perverts that had harrassed me during my college years. I have a 9 year old daughter who is in martial arts now, but as she gets older I will put her in some type of self defense class so she can kick ass incase she needs to. Your updates are appreciated by me also!!!

At 10:34 PM, Anonymous Riot Grrrl said...

Amazing. I honestly cannot grasp how people EVER think it is okay to make someone feel unsafe. But I can believe it. Many cat calls come out to me, and I truly wish I had the guts to say something to them. The quickest thing I can do is flip the bird. Someone commented on my blog post

linking me to these sites. I'm looking up self-defense classes being held in the area. I hope to soon accomplish my first "holla back"


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