21st Century Courtship

| San Antonio, TX, USA | Right | July 6, 2010

(I am an 18 year old male. I’m working one of the rides when a younger male comes up to me.)

Teenager: “Hi.”

Me: “Hey.”

Teenager: “Will you hug my little sister?”

Me: “Pardon me?”

Teenager: “It’s a dare, just hug her!”

Me: “No thank you?”

Teenager: “Why not?”

Me: “I might getting arrested for pedophilia.”

Teenager: “What?”

Me: “Nothing.”

Teenager: “You’re gay aren’t you? I bet you’re gay. That’s why you won’t do it!””

Me: “That’s it, I’m gay. I don’t want to hug your sister because I’m gay.”

Teenager: “Oh. Will you hug me, then?”

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  • Geki Gangar

    You have to be a sick individual to equate hugging a little girl in public with pedophilia. I understand why you wouldn’t want to hug her as it’s awkward and not a societal norm, but it’s not sexual.

    • I_browse_with_Lynx

      You clearly have no clue what it’s like working with kids or how bad things can get if an adult does something remotely affectionate with a kid, especially for an adult male. Many schools and childcare programs have rules in place that forbids the adults from touching the children unless they need medical attention. It’s a world lousy with lawsuits, especially frivolous ones.