Thursday, May 10, 2007
There is a construction site near where we are living, and I go by it every day on my way to work. Sometimes several times a day. Now here is an interesting observation....the guys working on the site were initially WAY down underground...it is built into a hill, and at the top end, they were at least 70 feet down. While down there they never said anything to me as I walked by, not when I saw them in the street, nor while they are working. As the project grew upwards, still, they were silent...but now suddenly they are above the road level, and every single time I walk by the site someone says something. Every time.
I don't know what sort of warped delusion construction workers exist in...do they really think that passing women are going to be so overtaken by lust at the slimy things these fat stinking sun-burnt slobs are shouting that we are immediately going to strip naked and run across the exposed rebar and moist concrete in the hopes that they can fulfill our desperate needs?
The man, who used to work in the construction industry, once tried to tell me that this is a cliche and that construction workers don't shout lewd comments at any female that isn't actually in a casket, they are far to busy....After I wiped up the juice I had snorted out my nose when overcome with hysterical laughter at this entirely bizarre and hopelessly incorrect comment, I disillusioned sweety about the realities of this charming group of humans.
If you are a construction worker who shouts at passing women, and you read this....remember other assholes say the same things to your wife and daughters.....
Did you ever notice that dogs are also more aggressive when they are physically higher up...like the top of the stairs or a wall. Seems some of us haven't evolved very far.
In all honesty, I have no idea what these *ahem* gentlemen *cough* are saying to me, as I don't understand the language, but I will admit that, while I am tarring them with their North American brethren's brush, I doubt I want to understand.