Internet laughs at woman’s ‘cringe’ reaction after mishearing a compliment

A Reddit Post About A Woman Calling A Man A ‘Perv [pervert]After mishearing the compliment he gave her, it went viral on the online forum.

According to a post shared by the 31-year-old woman (username PessimistPr1me) on Reddit’s TIFU (Today IF**ked Up) forum, where it received more than 21,000 upvotes, she was engrossed in a podcast, with one earphone on, while bags in putting her car after shopping in a supermarket.

When she was done, a man on a bicycle came up to her and seemed to say, “Beautiful boobs!” as he “drive past me with a smile,” she said.

“I was really blown away by this, so I yelled back, ‘You’re disgusting, you pervert!'” and the man looked at her “with a really confused look and muttered something like ‘What the hell?’

Two men look at a woman on the street. A Reddit post about a woman mishearing a man complimenting her on the street has gone viral on the online forum.
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“I realized about three seconds later that he REALLY said, ‘Beautiful dress.’ I wore a long colorful maxi dress that really stood out, I instantly felt like an idiot and I still cringe just thinking about it. [emoji of grinning with teeth showing] sorry, cyclist!’ said the woman.

News week has contacted the original poster for comment.

According to a survey of 1,000 women and 1,000 men commissioned by the nonprofit Stop Street Harassment, published in February 2018, most women (81 percent) and many men (43 percent) reported experiencing sexual harassment and/or sexual harassment in their lifetimes. or experienced assault.

Verbal sexual harassment was found to be the most common, reported by 77 percent of women and 34 percent of men.

The study said, “Sexual harassment occurs in a variety of locations, but the most commonly cited location is a public area,” with 66 percent of women reporting sexual harassment in a public area.

The top five “most chosen forms of sexual harassment and assault” for women include the following, as outlined in the study:

  • A person who whistles, honks, makes kissing noises, makes “Pssst” noises, or looks/stares at you aggressively (65 percent).
  • A person who says phrases such as “Hey baby”, “Mmmm Sexy”, “Yo Shorty”, “Mami/Mamacita”, “Give me a smile” or similar comments in a way that is disrespectful and/or inappropriate and/or you felt unsafe (59 percent).
  • A person who deliberately touches or polishes you in an unwanted, sexual way (51 percent).
  • Someone you call a sexist slur, such as “b***h,” “slut,” “c**t,” “ho” (46 percent).
  • A person who talks about your body parts (such as your legs, crotch, buttocks or breasts) in an inappropriate or offensive way; saying sexually explicit comments (such as “I want to do” [BLANK] to you”) or asking inappropriate sexual questions (43 percent).

Several Redditors were confused by the latest viral post.

In a comment that got 8,200 votes, user InDrIdCoLd37 predicted there could be a separate post on Reddit’s Am I The A**hole (AITA) forum by the cyclist saying, “Complided a woman on her dress as I drove past on my bike, she called me a pervert, am i the bastard?”

User zap2214 wrote: Lmao [laughing my a** off] I’m the same, someone compliments me and I feel like you can hear the dial tone as my brain tries to make sense of what was said.”

In a comment that received 2,100 votes, Avius_Si-muntu shared: “My thoughts immediately went to her groceries with chicken breasts in it… I could be a little hungry.”

ArenSteele ArenSteele “Thought it would be a chicken breast pun, still inappropriate with a stranger, but less hostile.”

In a comment that got 1,400 votes, user Shiggens wrote, “As an older man, I’ve learned that it’s probably not a good idea to compliment random women on something.”

In a response that got 519 votes, user mnl_cntn said: “Yeah, I learned my lesson a long time ago. Never compliment anyone. Go straight to creepsville if they get it wrong…”

In a response that received 161 votes, user Pls_PmTitsOrFDAU_Thx said, “This is my biggest fear of complimenting women. I never do it because I’m afraid of coming across as creepy. This story just makes my concern all the more.”

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