“Don’t Call Me Baby!” (Claudia’s Blog)

Hi, my name is Claudia and I’m a proud mother of 2. I have the best of both worlds: I have a beautiful 17-year-old daughter and a handsome 13-year-old son. They are truly the best things in my life. Since this is my first blog for SoLatina I wasn’t sure what I would write about, so I thought maybe I could just write whatever comes to mind that I feel girls can relate to. So here’s my first one, hope you like it. Feedback is always appreciated.

So this weekend I had a night that was one of those where you think to yourself, “Is there a full moon out?” My younger sister and I went to hang out at a place for the “grown folk,” or so we thought. Now this place is not a club per se, just a simple place where people go to have drinks and maybe dance a little. At first things seem pretty mellow; we start the night by going to the bar & getting a drink to people-watch before hitting the dance floor.

I can remember the days when you could go somewhere & guys would ask you to dance. Now they just jump all over you like a Chihuahua in heat, humping your leg! LOL. Goodness! So I’m out there trying to dance & some guy comes up to me. I let him dance near me, until he says, “Let’s make this a little more interesting,” while trying to put his legs on me! WTH? That was a quick turn-off, so I grab my sister and walk away.

This went on 3 more times with guys from the same bunch. To them it was all a game to see who could get the girl. Every time I walked onto the dance floor one of the dirt bags would approach me with crap lines and try to grab me. The 2nd guy tried the “baby, hey baby,” line while trying to hook onto me. Ok I don’t appreciate people invading my personal space, so right away with a stern look I told him, “Don’t call me baby & don’t touch me!” Ask me if he understood that….no! While I’m walking away from guy #2, guy #3 pops up with “all girls like to be grabbed!”
Now that made me think, could it be true that nowadays women like that crap? Crappy pick-up lines, grabbing and groping, and overbearing guys with no manners whatsoever? I don’t know, maybe I’m old-school but I don’t appreciate that bull. I wanted to say “I’m not a girl, I’m a woman!” but I just walked away.

So tell me, is it just me who sees that you can’t go anywhere without someone giving you this disrespectful approach? Can you go out, have a few drinks, dance, and just enjoy yourself with your girls without having some jerks approach you with a hidden agenda? I don’t go out much, but this makes me NOT want to go out dancing anymore. Not without a bodyguard! LOL. It just sucks that some people think that everyone goes out looking for “something,” when all I want to do is dance.

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