Once I became a father of a little girl, I started being much more aware of sexism, gender discrimination and creepy old guys.

Last week I was at Hardee's and some guy, who must have been at least 80, was trying to chat up the girl behind the counter.  She looked like she might have been somewhere between 18 and 21, so maybe not illegal, but still...gross!  He was making comments about how pretty she was and then said something like, "If you don't have a place to live, my house is nice.  My wife won't care if I bring you home."  Yuk!  So, after she took the order, she just walked away and some guy came to finish taking care of Senior Rico Suave`.

If that had been my daughter behind the counter, I'd probably have had to ask the guy "What the hell are you thinking is going to happen here?" Whatever this gene is that makes old men behave this way, I am grateful I don't have it. 18 year old girls look like kids to me.  I'm sure I look like an old guy to them.  In my opinion, that's the way it should be.

As a side note, one story that is making national headlines on this same subject happened at a Starbucks in Spokane.  Some 37 year old wrote a note to the 16 year old barista behind the counter asking her for a date.  He was actually banned from going into Starbucks anymore and he's claiming that he broke no laws and that he is being discriminated against because of his age. To me, any 37 year old that is interested in a teenager has something not right upstairs (and likely downstairs too for that matter).

How about it ladies?  What kind of creeps have you had to deal with at your work?  I always thought the south (where I grew up) had the creepy old guy market cornered, but now I'm not so sure.

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