this customer, who lives down the street from me, comes into the store all the time and lately he's been trying to grab me. i've tried telling my bosses before about problems like this, but they just ignore it. i've told him to stop, but yesterday i finally got mad and told him to "stop playin." he laughed at me on the way out the door, and i told him "you heard what i said." he told me "to watch my mouth." now, how the f*ck am i in the wrong, when he's the one grabbing on me? is there anyway i can get him to take me seriously without calling the cops? i will if i have to, but i'm trying to not take it that far yet because he's a regular.
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That doesn't bode well, in my opinion. He doesn't respect your personal space. He doesn't take you seriously when you say no (lacking empathy and unable to read the uncomfortable-ness of another person). He's touching you in a sexual manner? Your bosses are negligent and complicit by virtue of the fact that they won't help you. Is there the hierarchy and structure in place to make a formal complaint? Your bosses haven't helped you, so can you go higher?
It depends how threatened you really feel. But I wouldn't rule out contacting the police, if he's harassing you. I'd take something like that very seriously if you were my partner, girlfriend, relative, friend, what have you. I'd rather it be nipped in the bud rather than giving the message that it's okay to escalate.
And yes, you have every right to be angry. If someone touched me inappropriately, I felt threatened and invaded, and wouldn't stop when I told them no; I'd be well within my rights to protect my personal space physically, and if necessary thump them, as far as I'm concerned.0
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