Monday, March 18, 2013

Not a walk in the park

This morning as I was out for a morning run in a local park, some random guy walking in the opposite direction said to me, "Pant hakkondu odi... (...wear trousers and run...)" Since I processed this only after I passed him, I turned back and asked him who he was. He said his name was Anand and tried to shake hands. I kept away and asked him why I should do that. He said, "...hennu makkalu nimma thode nodidre work out aagalla.." (...if girls see your thighs, things will not be fine...). I told him that I hadn't asked him for any suggestions and then continued running.

In 11+ years of running, this is the first time someone (and that too a complete stranger) has commented on my running attire and that too, a guy!

It irritated me so much that I ended up running the rest of my run much faster than needed and this "Anand" continued to walk in the same park and I saw him a few more times and he kept to himself.

It is surely a sign of the times that people feel that they can comment on what you wear. And this is a guy saying this to another. I can only commiserate with the women of our country who have to deal with such dimwits everyday. Our country is doomed.


Midnight Walker said...

Sad state of affairs..

Anitha Krishnamurthy said...

ಯಪ್ಪಾ ನಂಬಕ್ಕೆ ಆಗಲ್ಲ, ಇಂಥ ಕೆಟ್ ಜನ ನಮ್ಮ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ