Isabel, that is not
cool. It's a good thing you reacted the way you did. You're allowed to have boundaries, and if that comes across to people as being mean, that is their problem. My husband said that once, "People will think you're a b*tch," and I told him I'm fine with that. (I believe since then, he's retracted that statement :p) Once you stop caring so much
how other people view you, you're finally free to be yourself. I'm slowly but surely learning that. And I'm with Eirwyn, I'm glad I didn't have a creepy teacher like that.
I was speaking to one of my Navy guy friends about creepy-thrift-store-guy via emailz. Thought I'd share it with you; I've responded already, but at times I feel I get caught up in the "Oh man, at least they're trying to see my point of view!" rather then what they're really saying. Check it:C: "As for the flirting guy thing, Is that upsetting? Like, did you tell him to stop or that you were married and he kept doing it? I'll be blunt here, if you weren't married to (your husband), I'd be flirting with you too. It doesn't mean you're a sexual object. It means that you're a good looking girl who's into nerdy stuff. Unfortunately, the things that make people friends are also the things that make them attracted to each other. I definitely have a list of social and mental attributes that come first when I flirt with a girl. Is she into DnD? Does she like anime? Can she flank a squad of space marines with assault weapons? Among other things. (your husband) can do those things, and he's my friend. If (your husband) was a girl, I would have flirted around a bit and probably asked her out on a date. Depending on a number of other factors. Personally, I like being flirted with and can't wrap my head around it being a bad thing. I have a number of girl friends at home that I occasionally practice flirting with. I think it's fun. But if there are warning bells, and you've told the guy to back off you're not interested, and he wont let up, well, you ARE taking martial arts "
Thoughts, feelings? How would you respond, as a friend to a friend?