Today I'm doing some shopping and wander near the jewelry department to price watches [mine has a broken band, so I'm using it as a pocket-watch. It still keeps perfect time.] I see a female sales clerk and a jerk of a customer as I tune in to the conversation.
Jerk: "C'mon, sweetie. I'll make your body quiver with pleasure."
Salesclerk: "I already said no."
Jerk [moving forward]: "You know you want me, honey."
Salesclerk: "I'm *not interested* in you. Now buy something or get out."
[At this point, I notice a manager standing a few feet away, silently watching. I know he's a manager because of the tag on his uniform that reads MANAGER, and I wonder why he's not intervening.]
Jerk: "Look, girlie, I don't want to have to use force, but I will teach you to respect men if I have to."
Salesclerk: "No means no. I do not want to go back to your house!"
[Jerk slaps the salesclerk, hard, across the face in full view of the manager. He still does nothing to intervene.]
Jerk: "I'll go through you if I have to." [Punches me in the stomach.]
Manager [stepping over and grabbing Jerk's arms, roughly]: "Get the hell out of my store, a**hole. And don't ever come back. You just assaulted a customer." [He physically drags Jerk towards the store's exit]
Me: [thinking: WTF? So it's OK for him to abuse a salesclerk and harass her, but he lays a finger on a customer and he's gone?]
Salesclerk: "Thanks." [Pauses momentarily] "Are you doing anything tonight?"
[If I wasn't already taken, I'd have bought her dinner. She was quite attractive. And no one deserves to be treated like Jerk was treating her.]
May all your customers be sane...