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We got back from the Dorky Flute Thing last night and I have stories. Unfortunately, I also have a new and as-yet unidentified food allergy that has left me feeling somewhat run down.

I got sexually propositioned by a fairly major person in my field, when we were having (what I thought was) a normal conversation. I was wearing both my wedding band and engagement ring. I think I mentioned FluterDude. I think he didn't care, because he is a major person in my field and I was so starry-eyed that he was talking to me I was obviously DTF.

My first mistake was thinking. The second one might have been smiling while I spoke to someone without a chaperone. Past that, I got nothin'.

I turned it down and am a little nervous about future repercussions. With guys like this, the best thing to do is to prevent the situation from happening in the first place because there's no legal recourse. It's just ... suddenly the opportunities stop.

I have a lot of feelings and idea how I want to write about them, but again: run. down. (FluterDude also switched out all of my caffeinated beverages with uncaffeinated versions about a week ago. The effects are worsening rather than improving.)

Have you ever been offered an unwelcome advance by someone in a place of power? Have you ever found yourself having a very different conversation than the one you thought you were having?

Commiserate with me, guys. I'm going to lay here and mainline vitamins and kale until I can function again.

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