Workplace creeps are sadly, all too common. People who think they're being slick with their "innocuous" attempts at flirting or, even worse, putting their hands on you.
There are several ways to deal with idiots of this nature.
The gut reaction, is almost always to do something along the lines of, well, this:
But then there's the whole dirty business of having to contact HR and plus, people don't usually spin around like that and have their clothes knocked off in real life when you strike them that way, so is it really worth the possible lawsuit?
But this one woman came up with an inventive, if not disgusting, way to get back at her workplace sexual harasser that ultimately resulted in the guy getting fired. She shared her story with Reddit and warning: if farts gross you out, you probably don't want to read this.
It all started with a "handsy" guy.
Guy at work kept "bumping" into me. A brush on the butt, on the side of my breasts. It kept happening and he played innocent always passing by with no eye contact. Today he one upped himself and actually goosed my butt. Full on pinch. Feeling defeated like no one would believe me, then something came over me.
I walked by him and turned my butt right next to his hand and just full on farted. Loud and angry. It's gross, I know. But if he's going to make me feel gross and "claim my ass" I'm going to make him feel gross and "claim his hand."
He proceeded to freak out and then I freaked out. No more will he look at my ass as sexual, but a fart box that has forever claimed his tiny hand.
Boss overheard after other people kept talking about it, brought us both in, found out I was one of five he's done this to. He said I intentionally farted on him (I said it was an accident) which I knew would freak him out. When he pinched me it was "a joke."
As soon as he said that, I was told to excuse myself and he's currently cleaning out his desk.
F**k you, Ted.
People loved the story and started sharing similar tales of workplace vengeance.
Like this one woman who worked as an animator and taught a co-worker a thing or two about groping.
Others were just applauding her unconventional methods.
While others couldn't believe that he attempted the "she farted on me on purpose" defense.
Some people came up with clever nicknames for the woman.
And when you think about it, this one woman's fart had greater implications for fellow women in the workplace.
This isn't the first case of unorthodox methods curbing the attacks of sexual harassers.
There was this woman who took stoic selfies with cat callers who wouldn't leave her alone.
And this brilliant woman who decided to mess with a thirsty dude begging for nudes in the best way possible.