This drives me mad. I used to work in a bookstore, and was talking to my coworker and he just yelled out “stop flirting with me!” at this ridiculous volume and it was humiliating because
1. I wasn’t
2. I got in trouble for acting unprofessional
3. He embarrassed me in front of a line of people
4. And he only stopped insisting that I was flirting when my boyfriend (who is now my husband) said, “dude, trust me, she’s not flirting with you” to him
That asshole respected my BOYFRIEND saying I wasn’t flirting more than he respected me saying it and I was the one who was talking! The whole scene got me in trouble at work. And the most ridiculous part is we were talking about a fucking book. In a bookstore.
One time, my ex boyfriend had a crush on some girl, and said that he thought he might have “a chance” with her.
When I asked him what made him think that, he said “Well, she talks to me.”
And this is why it is so difficult to be a girl and be friends with men who are attracted to women.
Can we also add that this is why a lot of women do the resting bitch face when out in public. Cause dudes swear a glance or a smile is flirting.
Seriously, an ex of mine was convinced some fifteen year old was all about him so he kinda stalked her, and when asked why he thought she was into him, it was because she looked at him once when they walked by each other on the college. Really? She dared to have eyes and walk in a place you are also walking?
When I was a waitress, I had OODLES of gross ass dudes who were utterly convinced that I wanted them because I was nice, I guess. It was my job to be nice. They’re seriously that dense that they automatically think a smiling woman is a flirtatious one.