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Front Page / Re: Harassment, Parliament and the BBC
« Last post by Myra on Thu 09-Nov-2017 | 13:25PM »
Good for her!  :bravo:

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Front Page / Re: Harassment, Parliament and the BBC
« Last post by SG on Mon 06-Nov-2017 | 16:52PM »
Moderator Comment

In which case perhaps everyone should return to discussing the topic - "Harassment, Parliament and the BBC"
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Front Page / Re: Harassment, Parliament and the BBC
« Last post by hotel du lac on Mon 06-Nov-2017 | 16:50PM »
If people cannot immediately see tthe difference between a bit of chat on a bus in a public place and a sleazy slime ball of a boss making personal comments trapped in a lift, it is not worth continuing to explain.
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Front Page / Re: Harassment, Parliament and the BBC
« Last post by Robyn on Mon 06-Nov-2017 | 16:47PM »
Going nowhere as I see it .
 You took it as a bit of banter, as I would have done , in the incident that you talked about . I love banter ,and  it often cheers me up too.

The world would be a much, duller place with it .  I have often indulged in it with strangers in Asdas   :)

Yes, I went to the local shops one day and counted up the number of people I chatted to on the way there and back.  There were nine.  Mostly because of my little dog.
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Front Page / Re: Harassment, Parliament and the BBC
« Last post by Robyn on Mon 06-Nov-2017 | 16:46PM »
Did I say I was flirting with him?  I wasn't.  Anything else you want to know?
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Front Page / Re: Harassment, Parliament and the BBC
« Last post by Astoria on Mon 06-Nov-2017 | 16:44PM »
So what do we have here? A stranger on a bus asks if you are single <chat up alert> You asked how old he was <responsive chat up alert> He tells you and you respond as you feel flattered that you're old enough to be his Mum. He says he doesn't mind <serious chat up alert> Frivolous flirting with a stranger on a bus. Perhaps you should have reported this incident to the bus company. He could have been a stalker on a bus.

If this same complimentary frivolous chat up happened to you in the workplace by a man with 'power' who you knew then you'd feel threatened, humiliated or embarrassed. Then perhaps make a complaint?

I don't get it.

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Front Page / Re: Harassment, Parliament and the BBC
« Last post by ellieni on Mon 06-Nov-2017 | 16:43PM »
I encouraged a complete stranger with my friendliness?  Where you there?  Good grief.

Where is this analysis of my story going?

Going nowhere as I see it .
 You took it as a bit of banter, as I would have done , in the incident that you talked about . I love banter ,and  it often cheers me up too.

The world would be a much, duller place with it .  I have often indulged in it with strangers in Asdas   :) 
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Front Page / Re: Harassment, Parliament and the BBC
« Last post by Robyn on Mon 06-Nov-2017 | 16:42PM »
Indeed, NZ.  I am a frequent user of public transport and talk to a lot of people, more so nowadays because I have a fluffy little dog who goes with me everywhere and people come up to us to chat to her.
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Front Page / Re: Harassment, Parliament and the BBC
« Last post by NZ on Mon 06-Nov-2017 | 16:40PM »
 This is getting silly.  In the UK  in the part of the country where my family live,when riding public transport I talk to strangers,  I very much doubt that the strangers to whom I talk to take it as a 'come on' and neither do I expect one of them to be distracting me so as to steal my wallet or follow me when I get off of the bus.   But thirty years ago if I had been a young woman of 20years old  and my boss made a crass comment when I was alone in a lift with him, I may have been worried/upset or even frightened. Two very different stories.

Sorry. OK enough.
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Front Page / Re: Harassment, Parliament and the BBC
« Last post by Robyn on Mon 06-Nov-2017 | 16:33PM »
Why this constant questioning of my story and me?  Is there a point to it?

I see you deleted your post and replaced it.  OK.  Enough.
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