Over at Caramel (Learner at Love), CARAMEL has started a new prompt. I’d like to see her prompt do well, and I had some time today to write a post, so here we go…
The prompts are called the Caramel Crunch and so far are centered around a moral question. For your convenience I shall repeat her question.
You are at a social event when someone you have only a basic acquaintance with, touches you inappropriately. What would you do?
Okay, straight away I’ll admit it never happened to me. If you met me, you might understand why 🙂.
As I see it, there is a choice to be made straight away:
- you’re not attracted to them, or you don’t feel free to do something about it.
- you are attracted to them and you do feel free to do something about it
I’m choosing my words carefully here. In last week’s question, we talked about cheating and everybody seemed to agree that it was a bad thing. So probably most of us would say if we weren’t available, we’d not be interested, whether we are attracted to them or not. But, hey, people cheat.
Let’s take the first option.
For whatever reason, if it’s a case of no way, no how, I would be discreet, this once I would let it slide, but I would try to make sure I avoided them as much as I could, for the rest of the event.
It becomes a problem when you can’t get away from them, and when it happens again. I might need to say something. But I would be discreet, because there is an offchance that I’ve read the situation wrongly.
If you’re available/attracted, then it might be worth doing the opposite. Be near to them, to see if it happened again. I mean, it seems a bit creepy to me, but if it is somebody who despite this, you might think could be a potential partner, then it is probably worth forcing the issue to find out for sure.
Having just re-read what I wrote, I’d say that the probability of this second option is, like, a million to one, because anybody who touched me inappropriately (especially as we hardly know each other) would just creep me out too much to want to be a partner. But I wouldn’t discount it completely.
Now, I recommend you go straight to Caramel’s comment (I hope she leaves one this week!) below, because there is sure to be a good reason why she asked that question 🙂.