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to want to just go for a quiet run without

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MissM Mon 26-Sep-11 20:20:01

... some bloke passing comment? Tonight it was 'My tits are bigger than yours sweetheart'.

carabos Mon 26-Sep-11 20:27:14

to which the only possible response can be "and my balls are bigger than yours". wink

Pfriend Mon 26-Sep-11 20:37:22

Ha ha...that's actually quite witty compared to the usual 'knees up' 'run forrest run' etc etc.

Pan Mon 26-Sep-11 20:39:52

or ' so you'd best go running then, you big fat bastard'. Or some such witticism.

Andrewofgg Mon 26-Sep-11 20:40:43

Do you regard Good luck as an unacceptable comment? That's what I always say.

MissM Mon 26-Sep-11 20:40:59

I did think of 'which is why I'm married and you've not a girlfriend', but I was ten minutes down the road by then.

Pan Mon 26-Sep-11 20:42:21

I sed to get this a lot when I had long hair - lots of beeps of horns from behind, only to end up looking quizical and slightly embarassed when they go to ogle me and find I am a bloke. I usually just waved at them to underline their dumbness.

MissM Mon 26-Sep-11 20:42:39

'You've not GOT a girlfriend'.

Andrew, why do you say 'good luck'? Just interested why people feel the need to pass comment (usually the tits type).

MissM Mon 26-Sep-11 20:43:19

Pan grin

Grumpystiltskin Mon 26-Sep-11 20:52:05

Why do people feel the need to say anything at all? Baffles me. The fact that we both happen to be in the same county, does not make us friends (what I always think)

Andrewofgg Mon 26-Sep-11 20:58:24

MissM because I know how hard they are working. I usually get a smile, so it seems to be welcome. I've long outgrown the need to pass the tits type of comments whether women are running or not.

EmmaBemma Mon 26-Sep-11 21:05:24

This is why, if I have to exercise in public, I make sure I do it before most people are up and about.

allbie Mon 26-Sep-11 21:07:00

That's why I run with my music! Can't hear the twats.

TattyDevine Mon 26-Sep-11 21:08:47

What about "does obesity run in your family then? Oh no wait, nobody runs in your family, you fat bastid" etc hmm

MissM Mon 26-Sep-11 21:38:15

'I've long outgrown the need to pass the tits type of comments whether women are running or not'

Yikes. Are you saying that fat ugly men somehow have a need to make such comments?

I once asked a group of lads if they would say the same sort of thing to their mother or sister. Unfortunately I didn't want to break the rhythm of my run to see the looks on their faces.

Vallhala Mon 26-Sep-11 21:42:18

You could always borrow someone's Rottie or GSD to run with. I doubt if these smart-arses would be so quick to make stupid comments then! grin

Pan Mon 26-Sep-11 21:43:58

Something I've noticed when running is that I always so 'hi' to anyone running in the opposite direction, or say something jolly as I slip by someone if over-taking. There is a massive differnce in reposnses - women always say hi back - older man do as well, but male, younger, serious 'club' runners are waaay to up themselves to respond.

I did 3 miles this evening after work along a trail near me - and the above scenarios were played out.

<sorry, back to slagging off the numpties>

MissM Mon 26-Sep-11 21:47:03

Hi is nice, a smile is good, and yes, the club runner types are up their own arses.

Vallhala I like your suggestion but I'd be too terrified to run with a Rottie!

Ripeberry Mon 26-Sep-11 21:50:33

I prefer to run cross country, less prats about.

BonnyBanks Mon 26-Sep-11 22:33:12

I once had a bloke criticise my breathing technique ..... one doesn't like to judge but as he didn't look as if he'd be able to walk 10 meters and I was just finishing up a 10k run I felt free to disregard his rudeness advice...

What is it with the car horns though? I just don't understand... Are we meant to be flattered?

Rollergirl1 Mon 26-Sep-11 22:51:43

I've only ever encountered a nod and a smile when I've been out running. Having said that I do have my iPod very loud so wouldn't hear if someone said anything to my retreating back.

I have also experienced the same thing as you Pan while swimming. Older men and women are always happy to let you go in front of them if you are quite clearly faster. But young men just can't accept it if a woman is faster then them. angry

corlan Mon 26-Sep-11 22:52:06

The car horns are to make you jump because the wankers in the car like to see your chest wobble.

Don't react, just look straight ahead.

LDNmummy Tue 27-Sep-11 00:03:41

I have never had this problem.when running, i have however decided to never venture to a gym again because of the constakent staring. I don't like the idea of someone all of a sudden needing to stand in front of me to take a break and sip their water while i use the leg press.

Also got tired of men constantly offering to help me adjust the weights or to teach me how to use the equipment properly when the instructor and i have already gone over it. that machine that works the thighs was a big issue at my last gym as it was right next to the weight lifting area.

Esian Tue 27-Sep-11 00:08:40

I hate the term 'sweetheart' as well. It's so patronising angry

Andrewofgg Tue 27-Sep-11 07:29:19

No MissM and please imagine the word need to be in quotes. Some young and immature men believe they have such a need; if ever I did and if ever I gave way to it (and I'm not saying either way!) it was decades ago.

Sorry if not using quotes gave the wrong impression!

Meanwhile back in 2011 I find that Good Luck gets a smile or a Thanks so I will go on with it.

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