Okay, so sleeze ball #2 (from the list of the dudes that have been sexually harassing me), Marvin, the dishwasher that I was having the most issues with from way back when, quit. So after he was gone, I felt a sigh of relief. I was so glad he was gone. And then came along his replacement, Luis. Don’t judge me for thinking, “Oh dear God, here we go again. This one is probably going to sexually harass me too.” History has shown to continually repeat itself in my kitchen. So can you really blame me for thinking that? I don’t want to judge or make assumptions, but after going through the same bullshit over and over again, one tends to kind of subconsciously grow prejudgment on certain matters.It began from day one. Luis was being introduced to everyone. Before anyone even formally introduced him to me, he sees me and says to one of the other guys in Spanish, “Ohh…Chinita blah blah blah” something in a very lewd and inappropriate manner. I mean, he wasn’t even introduced to me yet. How would he know I didn’t understand what he was saying? And why was he saying such things about me as if he was so shocked about something. And shocked at what? Was it the fact that I was Asian? Maybe he is one of those Latinos from the boonies that have never seen Asians before. When he was being introduced to the others, he just greeted them in a normal manner as if they are the kind of people he sees everyday…male, Latino…one of his compadres.
As weeks gone by, he has been getting comfortable to greet me with, “Hola mi amore. I love you,” and then seal it with a kiss gesture. Gross! As with Marvin did, when I bring over stuff to the dishwashing station, he has been giving me that lewd glare as I walk by. But this guy is worse, making those kissing gestures and calling me mi amore.I don’t think he really understands English. When I told him that I’d cut off his chorizo the next time he does that, I think he understood that I was upset about something but perhaps he didn’t understand the “cut off your” part. He would continually say “sorry sorry” to whatever he thought I was upset about. Then he would repeatedly continue the lewd gestures.
This really sickens me. Since he does not understand or listen to me, I just notified the boss. Hopefully he can get through to this sleeze ball. I get creeped out just thinking about it.