Thursday, May 10, 2007

RANT



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?

WTF?

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.

6 comments:

Beth said...

It would be tempting to give a retort back if a) you knew a good one in Catalan and b) if (like me) you weren't a tad apprehensive as to their reaction.

Just be content with feeling superior in the evolutionary scale.

Beth said...

and feel content knowing you're HOT!!! I think you should yell something back at them.....something naughty!

Helen said...

I did find that when I had a child with me I stopped getting yelled at - though it has to be a young child, once the child is past 8 or so they ceased to have any sort of respect for the young of the species and reverted to being baboons. Actually they are very similar, there is the display of the backside, the red (often) faces, and of course the calling and hooting - we should set a zoologist onto them.

Jocelyn said...

You should print out a copy of this post and "drop it" at every construction site you pass.

Btw, you asked about copying my latest post to share with some folks. Thanks for asking, and of course, go for it!

Dorky Dad said...

So ogling construction workers isn't just an American thing? I don't know why I thought it was.

oreneta said...

Beth: I shout back all the time in Canada, linguistic problems here...
Beth: it would feel like more of a compliment if their criteria were a little more discerning...I think all they need is a discernably female person that is ambulatory...

Helen: Yup, the kids stave it off, and so does the husband, they are cowards, but at least they don't do it with the kids there...

Jocelyn: Thanks, maybe I should e-mail my post to the big construction companies, eh?

DD: Sadly, no. Sh*theads are everywhere.