I have learnt a very valuable lesson today. A lesson I was hoping to never learn, never experience, never be faced with. But alas, life happens and so do you, and I have to deal with that.
I have learnt that a leopard never changes it’s spots. That if someone is an idiot today they will probably be and idiot for the rest of their lives, and just because I keep my promises and try and be a good person doesn’t mean the rest of the world will. I have rudely been introduced to the reality of the male dominated world i function in, and I have been shaken, but definitely not thrown. Your behaviour will only serve to make me stronger, more strong minded and more “hardegat”.
Ever since our first meeting I’ve been irked by the mere thought of you. Somehow I could never quite manage to feel comfortable in you presence and for the most part i managed to ensure that i never had to meet with you alone. But a one on one client auditor meeting was inevetable. And you sir, overstepped the boundaries.
The suggestive comments I could handle. The extremely unsubtle hints I managed to brush off. And the invitation to a night with you I could backhand away with a light threat and a stern tone of voice. But what you did that day threw me over the edge completely. Grabbing my hands behind my back and pulling me close to you is sexual harrassment in an extreme form.
I snapped. I yelled and kicked and finally managed to get you to let go. I phoned Bossman and together we made a sexual harrassment case against you. You set up a meeting with both of us and begged me to let the case go. To think about your wife and your children and to consider the fact that i’d be ruining a perfectly happy family. I hated the fact that you used my softheartedness against me and that you managed to make me feel guilty for something that wasn’t even remotely my fault. But, after much discussion, many tears and a semi nervous breakdown, I dropped the case.
You promised that you would be the image of profesionality. That you would never again touch me, say anything suggestive to me, as long as i dropped the case and you remained my client. Being me I was stupid enough to believe you.
In the past couple of months however, I have learned that you are a liar. You do not care for your family. You’re a greedy pig who thinks that money can buy class, and love and most of all that money can buy me. Well, it can’t! I’m sick of your stupid comments whenever I’m forced to meet with you. Suggesting that everything from the length of my dress to the cut of my top was specifically to seduce you. You’d probably think i was trying to seduce you if i dressed like a bloody nun too!
I’ve warned you before and I’m warning you again for the last time. Stay the hell away from me! If you don’t I will re-open the case against you. I will see your ass in court and I will tear you to pieces. I may be soft and friendly and nice….but i’m no one’s toy! Bossman has insisted that 2nd in command will be your contact from now on, so there is absolutely no reason for you to come anywhere near me.
I certainly hope that you realise that I’m deadly serious and that even though I’d hate every second of it, I won’t hesitate to do this. Please, I beg you….just stay the hell away from me.