I can’t stand folks who point at people. I have a couple of friends who, when drunk, have this horrible habit of pointing directly at women they are attracted to and saying something along the lines of “That one right there; she’s hot! I want her…” I think the thing that bothers me the most about it is that I appear to be guilty by association in these scenarios. Unless you’re at a police station staring at a lineup, pointing at strangers is a rude thing to do. Furthermore, men pointing at women they don’t know is, well, creepy. Add everything up, and being the man next to the man pointing makes me look like a loser via social osmosis.
If you do not agree with my theory, think about how you felt the last time someone pointed at you. It is not pleasant, unless you get a thrill out of the thought of potentially being robbed, beaten or victimized in some other way by a stranger. I’ve actually gone as far as apologizing on behalf of one of my acquaintances to the ladies he was pointing and staring at while drunk, because it made them visibly uncomfortable.
Luckily, I only know a few people who do this, but quite frankly, that’s a few too many. Why not just say something to the woman instead of standing there making yourself look like a creeper? More importantly, why make ME look like I’m cut from the same socially inept cloth as you? I was doing just fine, drinking my cold beverage at the bar before you came over and decided to start pointing your finger at the ladies like you’re Hulk Hogan challenging them to a steel cage match.
People hate when I call them out on this, but it has to be said: fellas, please cut that foolishness out. Either man up and talk to her, or sit down and forever hold your peace. Whichever road you decide to take, do not point at the lady like she’s a deer in the distance and you’re getting ready to break out the hunting rifle. Women are still human beings, and you will get a lot farther in your interactions with them if they don’t fear for their safety at the sight of you. That, and once again, you’re cramping my style. So get outta here with that mess! Go on now! Beat it!
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