It seems like there’s no way to stop men as a group from sending unsolicited pics or requesting nudes from women they barely know, but many ladies are taking them on one by one. Anyone faced with online or IRL harassment has strategies for avoiding difficult situations with creepers. Some are merely for safety, but some are also for kicks. If men won’t leave us alone, we should at least get to have some fun.
Here are some of the creative ways women have figured out how to deal with the weirdoes who won’t take no for an answer—or who don’t even bother asking first.
Or try my favorite move of all: say no, and then block. Extremely satisfying.
The employees at the Best Buy in Valley Stream, New York, deserve a raise after they all decided to pitch in and buy a WiiU for a boy who came into the store every day for two months to play on their demo console.
Rahiem Storr, the store’s manager, recorded the moment they surprised the boy with a WiiU that they’d purchased with their own money. Uploading the video to YouTube, he explained that the boy “has two very loving parents at home,” but that they couldn’t afford the console.
Storr explained in the comments of the YouTube video that the child lived in a sketch area, so an employee drove him home with his new console and walked him to the door.
“After purchasing the WiiU for him they actually drove him home where his parents were beyond welcoming.”
“Whilst people have some horrible opinions about Best Buy associates I can not begin to express how wrong they actually are. I posted this to show otherwise, can’t tell you how often I give people discounts or children that save money to buy items and come up a few dollars short.”
“We are here to complete people’s lives not take away from it. Been with the company for 10 years now and what our store did is why I continue to stay.”
He also took the opportunity to call out trolls who had been hateful in the comments.
“The trolls I see on here make it hard sometimes as I deal with them in the store on a daily basis however it is what I signed up for and we all work through it.”
“Thank you again everyone. Continue to shop at Best Buy and keep us all employed so that we can continue to do things like this for people day in and out.”
“I know the trolls will eat this comment up and probably say some racist things like I saw on my YouTube however let me say this here it does not bother me one bit. I love everyone even the trolls hope that upsets you even more.”
One commenter went on to explain the boy’s reaction as one “of a young man who hasn’t had a huge amount of good things happen to him.”
Storr also says that any ad revenue raised will be going to refund the employees for their generosity and buy him more games and attachments.