Friday, June 19, 2009

Inappropriate touching from your boss

Have you ever been touched ‘there’ by your boss?

What about ‘there’?

It’s a great way to break the monotony of the working week, not to mention fast-forward one’s career.

One time that an old CD of mine cupped my bum (it happens a lot – one of the perils of having such a cute butt) I was forced to talk to HR about the ‘incident’.

I don’t know what I expected at my interview but it’s safe to say I didn’t see this coming.

In the corner of the meeting room was a mannequin. They proceeded to ask me to demonstrate exactly how, where and for how long I’d been touched.

“So was it more of a ‘touch’ than a ‘grip’ David? Would that be accurate?”

“Can you just show us again exactly how far across the hand was? Did it remain there?”

That’s not normal is it? I was wondering, has this happened to anyone else?

(As a footnote, I should mention that 'the cupper' no longer works in the business. This has nothing to do with his cupping antics and more to do with him now being dead. He was a nice bloke, actually.)


  1. I hope you got a raise.

  2. And not just in the trouser department.

  3. Let me get this right.

    Some people from HR invited you into a room and asked you to demonstrate inappropriate touching with a mannequin?

    I can't believe I haven't seen this on You Tube...

  4. The adult equivalent of "Show me on the doll where the bad man touched you."


  5. Was this the Flamboyant Ivory Tinkler of Howland Street, by any chance? And yes, he was a lovely chap, but as the proverbial treeful of parrots.