Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Etiquette Question

OK, I went out for a bike ride today. Just a short twenty-miler up to Antietam Creek and back. Nothing really noteworthy except that it was a nice day and lots of deer were on the tow path. However I did ride past a couple of hikers on the path, one of whom was an early-twenties hippie-chick type who yelled "Cool leg!" at me as I rode past.

My question is this: Would it have been appropriate for me to have responded in kind with a compliment of my own? Something like "Thank you, and you have a nice ass!"

Not that I did or anything, because that might be rude, right?

19 comments:

  1. Perhaps, "If you like the leg, you should see ........" Maybe not.

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  2. Perhaps just an over-the-shoulder "thanks!" as you go by, to avoid getting pulled into the inevitable black hole of liberalism.

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  3. LOL! A true moral dilemma. Maybe she was talking about the other one? Remember the hottie at the convenience store we blew into when I was there? I don't think she said anything to us! Must have been the shirts and no view of your legs =)

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  4. "Yeah, I work it out. Too bad I lost the other one..."

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  5. If she was commenting on things artificial then maybe...

    Nope, not gonna go there!

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  6. Aw man... YOU MISSED YOUR CHANCE!

    'Cool leg". Hey lots of guys try all kinds of gimmicks to get a conversation with a chick going and here all you do is worry about a put down?

    You should have stopped and talked to her about how you cut your leg off with a samurai sword while drunk (and then tell her it's a joke.)

    I mean you have a good way to meet chicks now. USE IT! Next time say, "oh, cut myself shaving" or some other witty statement that will allow you to keep talking to them.

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  7. How about calling back, "You should see the other prosthesis!"

    :-)

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  8. Depends on if she's a feminist, I suppose.

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  9. If she really does have a nice one, then by all means, let her know.

    [And speaking of "all means," here is a quote from American Indian militant Russell Means:

    “When a woman grabs my braids and says 'How cute!' I crab her breast and say 'How cute!' She never touches me again!”

    ― Russell Means, Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means

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  10. Did you mention it was battery operated and has 6 vibrating options?

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  11. I'm certain she was trying to be complimentary.
    In that vein, a compliment back wouldn't be out of place.
    Whatever your moral compass says is okay.
    My brain said, "You should see the other two!"
    I would have actually said, "Thank you!"

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  12. That would just be a polite response. If she in fact did have an admirable posterior who wouldn't want that acknowledged? Of course I have been married for a very long time and am kinda old so maybe I shouldn't be considered the Miss Manners of the body part compliment set. Still, what if she smiled?

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  13. A brief hand wave will suffice. A grin followed by a hand wave is over kill.

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  14. I think a "Thanks! Great tits!" would have been appropriate.

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  15. Heh... One wonders what you DID say... :-)

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  16. Dangit, Toejam now owes me a new keyboard and monitor. Do you have any idea how much tea-out-the-nose hurts?!?

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  17. She was showing interest. Respond in kind if you had any interest back.

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  18. @ 45ACP: She was with a guy and they were obviously a couple. Believe me, had she been alone, I'd have read it that was and stopped to get her number.

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  19. If somebody told me I had a nice ass, it'd make my day. Go for it next time!

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