The woman had a sense of satisfaction after she taught the harasser a lesson at the bar, where she had gone with her girlfriend.
'No' means 'no' - an anti-harassment approach that women have been trying to teach men for quite some time now. But somehow, the message has not reached or been understood by some men. As per a survey conducted by NPR, 81% of women have the experience of getting hassled by males with unwanted attention, no matter how much they try ignoring or dismissing them. u/NikkiMai tried every technique in the book to let a man know that she was not interested in him but to no avail. She tried being direct but nothing seemed to affect the man. Finally, she adopted a unique tactic to teach the man a very important lesson, so that he never harasses another woman again.
u/NikkiMai was excited to finally take her girlfriend out on a date after the latter turned 21. She was dressed to the 't' and matched with her girlfriend, to give everyone around her a clear hint that both of them were a couple, and should not be disturbed. Since she had experience in such places beforehand, she in her own words, "made sure to pour on the romance for her so people would cut in as little as possible." Unfortunately, all of these efforts could not save her from unwanted attention.
An old man with a cane and bald head began making advances towards u/NikkiMai, continuously offering to buy her a drink. As she was trying to enjoy her date, he continuously threw lines like, "Let me buy you a drink," "I insist, let me get you something" and "whatever you'd like, I'll get it for you" at her. He also resorted to physical touching on her hands, arms, shoulders and back. She communicated to him that she was there on a date, with her girlfriend and he unabashedly replied in clear words, "What's the harm in some fun?" This was the point where she completely lost her patience.
u/NikkiMai decided to teach the old man a lesson. She instructed her girlfriend to be prepared to leave and gave her cash to pay the bill. The next time the old man approached her, she sighed, and said "Fine, you can buy me a drink if it means you'll leave me alone." The old man quickly went and came with a drink of his choice. She took it, and asked intently, "So its mine? You're giving this to me?" After he nodded excitedly, she followed up with, "I can do with it what I wish since it's mine?" The man affirmatively agreed to the question, as well.
u/NikkiMai then put her plan into motion, by pouring the shot on that man's shoes. She then schooled him, "Next time someone, especially someone your granddaughter's age, tells you 'no' and to leave them alone, you should do so - maybe you won't be wearing your booze." Thereafter, the woman dashed out of the bar with her girlfriend, and the man was left shouting, unable to chase her. This action of standing up for herself gave her immense satisfaction, as she did not allow someone who made her uncomfortable, to go scot-free out of the situation.
The comment section absolutely loved this story and commended the individual for standing up for herself. u/Old_Crow13 described what she would have done in such a situation, "I'd have slung it in his face or against his shirt so he'd reek of booze." u/docscifi808 was glad with how everything ended up, "Sounds like he got exactly what he deserved. How many times do you have to say "no" for them to get the hint?"