Lemmy and Rita at Work

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Lemmy was a jocular sort of fellow who was the life of any party with just the guys. Be it deer hunting camp, a fishing trip, or a poker game, Lemmy kept the laughs rolling. Lemmy’s man cave was plastered with Farah posters and Playboy centerfolds. He had the best porn hubs bookmarked on his computer and was on speed dial to the 900 numbers.

Lemmy worked street maintenance for the city and all-too-often brought his jocular nature to work with him. In Lemmy’s mind, his buddies loved him and always laughed along at his jokes, which meant everyone should be able to appreciate his humor.

Until the day Rita, his new co-worker, bent over to pick up a wrench that fell and Lemmy whistled. Rita stood up, turned around, and saw Lemmy’s big smile and his eyes pinned on her behind.

With a straight face, Rita said, “Lemmy, I know you’re used to working only with guys, but let’s be clear about it, don’t ever whistle at me like that again or your cushy job with the city is over.”

Lemmy laughed and said, “C’mon Rita, can’t you accept you have a nice ass and men are going to appreciate looking at it?”

Rita said, “Lemmy, that was strike two. I’m not fucking around.”

Lemmy walked up close to Rita and reached out to touch her shoulder and said, “OK OK, there’s no need for you to be so touchy….”

Rita trapped Lemmy’s arm under her arm and raked her long fingernails across Lemmy’s shocked look, then stepped back and started dialing 9-1-1.

No, Lemmy, there is no need for you to be so touchy. Tell it to the cops when they get here.”

Fandango’s FOWC is whistle and the Word of the Day Challenge is jocular.

 

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    This is good. How men like him should be treated.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      YES! Construction workers are bad, but office workers are worse! Oh the horror stories I could tell you about my old job…

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      1. Sadje says:

        I can imagine.

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  2. Haha, that’s brilliant! I’ve just written a poem and it seems to match your story quite well! Great minds think alike. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ha ha! I love it!

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  3. badfinger20 says:

    Poor Lemmy! LOL just joking.
    I’ve known guys like him… I’ve also known women like him.

    Many times office versions are worse than blue collar versions. Some think they are entitled.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh I’m sure there are predatory women out there as well, but thankfully most females don’t have to deal with them. I know my ex took a lot of that kind of harassment when he lived in CA. Yes, the office versions are way sneakier and often are the ones controlling promotions, etc.

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      1. badfinger20 says:

        Sneakier is a great description. I’ve known some pieces of work at the office.
        Blue Collar are usually straight up.
        I’m not trying to generalize though.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          I know what you’re saying. Blue collar is simple harassment, and white collar is compound harassment. Not saying one is better or worse, they are both bad, but when one can keep a person from getting promotions and other peachy opportunities, it moves into the realm of criminal.

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          1. badfinger20 says:

            Oh yes it does I agree. Some people I know get in deep before they know it. I’ve seen people advance because of it and the other way.

            Like

        2. msjadeli says:

          I was thinking about what I said about comparing the two. I think blue collar workers can be sneaky also. I’m thinking of traditionally male professions getting females working in them and the women can get harassed pretty bad.

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          1. badfinger20 says:

            Yea that is why I said I didn’t want to generalize. There is bad on both sides but from my experience the blue collar is out in the open more…good or bad…but that is just I’ve seen.

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  4. lisa says:

    I know my ex took a lot of that kind of harassment when he lived in CA. It is bad on both sides but from my experience, the blue-collar is out in the open more…good or bad… that’s brilliant! I’ve just written a poem and it seems to match your story quite well! Great minds think alike. Retaining Walls

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