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Kitrianna
06-24-2008, 09:19 PM
I was sitting with Kthrok on his lunch hour and I took the advice of some very smart people here. When I caught a member of the male half of the species staring at me, I simply stared right back with the "WTF do you think you're looking at?" stare. It was quite entertaining to see that most, I would say on average 8 out of 10, turned away VERY quickly and half of those tried to pretend that they weren't looking in the first place.

I pointed this trend out to Kthrok and he reminded me that he wouldn't look away at all. He'd say "Hello." Yes, yes, I married a strange man, but it piqued my curiousity. What would you do and let's be honest here, please?

Me, personally, it would all depend. I tend to stare at vehicles, not the people in them. A great looking antique car makes me drool relentlessly. So does a Harley or a great looking chopper, but I have been known to stare at the human form as well. When I do, I will stare at a nice looking body regardless of race, creed, or sex. I'm an equal opportunity starer.

maestrowork
06-24-2008, 09:21 PM
get caught staring at a guy: "Nice chest, dude."

get caught staring at a woman: "Nice chest."

Williebee
06-24-2008, 09:25 PM
Wait 'til they get pissy about it. Then put my sunglasses back on and reach for my white cane.

III
06-24-2008, 09:25 PM
"Wow, you are the ugliest person I've ever seen."

Kitrianna
06-24-2008, 09:26 PM
ROFLMAO

Captshady
06-24-2008, 09:29 PM
I don't look away, unless it's at work. Mind you, I DO think people should treat each other with respect, but you can't please them all. I think it's an inherent thing, and I'm not going to be ashamed of it anymore ... I won't grab my crotch and make sssssssss noises either, but I'll definitely look!

Lyra Jean
06-24-2008, 09:33 PM
Usually, thought you were someone else. My bad.

III
06-24-2008, 09:34 PM
I don't look away, unless it's at work. Mind you, I DO think people should treat each other with respect, but you can't please them all. I think it's an inherent thing, and I'm not going to be ashamed of it anymore ... I won't grab my crotch and make sssssssss noises either, but I'll definitely look!

Why would you grab your crotch and make ssssssss noises? Is that to pretend like you're peeing? I can't imagine that would be a good strategy under any circumstances.

quickWit
06-24-2008, 09:36 PM
Why would you grab your crotch and make ssssssss noises? Is that to pretend like you're peeing? I can't imagine that would be a good strategy under any circumstances.

Chicks dig the pseudo-pee.

Kitrianna
06-24-2008, 09:37 PM
*arches an eyebrow at quik and Capt* If you really think that then there is DEFINITELY something wrong with you. I curse Kthrok every time I have to listen to him really pee. I would slap him out for a psuedo pee.

maestrowork
06-24-2008, 09:39 PM
I would slap him out for a psuedo pee.

It's better than the pseudo poo.

quickWit
06-24-2008, 09:41 PM
It's better than the pseudo poo.

...or sham poo.

Captshady
06-24-2008, 09:41 PM
LOL, I don't know, I've seen guys do it a LOT. They suck in, making a ssssssss sound. I've never done it, so I can't relate. ROFL at the replies though.

jennifer75
06-24-2008, 09:42 PM
I smile. then look away. hehehe. Yea, I'm a floozy. So.

maestrowork
06-24-2008, 09:50 PM
...or sham poo.

The weenie the poo.

Pat~
06-24-2008, 09:51 PM
:cool: I never get caught.

Kitrianna
06-24-2008, 09:52 PM
Pat is just good...way better than most :D

Mr Flibble
06-24-2008, 09:52 PM
None of those answers.

I give 'em a wink and say 'how 'bout it?'

maestrowork
06-24-2008, 09:53 PM
:cool: I never get caught.

Sunglasses work like a charm.

Kitrianna
06-24-2008, 09:54 PM
And to think that I was going to point out that there is naked hubby chest in one of my kitty pics to you, but not now. :tongue

Pat~
06-24-2008, 09:56 PM
Pat is just good...way better than most :D

(Just good at not getting caught.)

III
06-24-2008, 09:57 PM
Sunglasses work like a charm.

You're undressing me with your avatar right now, aren't you pervert?

quickWit
06-24-2008, 09:59 PM
The weenie the poo.

...or Melaniepoo.

Kitrianna
06-24-2008, 09:59 PM
I am VERY afraid to ask what the other vote is...I shouldn't have put that option in. My bad.

Pat~
06-24-2008, 10:05 PM
Sunglasses work like a charm.

Maestrowork...the walking RAY-ban ad...;)

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j240/pb10220/rayban.jpg

Ol' Fashioned Girl
06-24-2008, 10:29 PM
Wait 'til they get pissy about it. Then put my sunglasses back on and reach for my white cane.

You stole my response! :)

maestrowork
06-24-2008, 11:18 PM
Maestrowork...the walking RAY-ban ad...;)

Are you threatening to ban me? You should go to the AW mod confession booth.

maestrowork
06-24-2008, 11:19 PM
You're undressing me with your avatar right now, aren't you pervert?

Dude, you're always undressed.

Pat~
06-24-2008, 11:27 PM
Are you threatening to ban me? You should go to the AW mod confession booth.

Well, I tried, but III just won't come out. :D

maestrowork
06-24-2008, 11:30 PM
III is a jackass with a battery fetish.

Oops, confessions are supposed to be confidential, right?

Kitrianna
06-24-2008, 11:35 PM
I didn't see a thing, but I did read something...

quickWit
06-24-2008, 11:38 PM
III is a jackass with a battery fetish.

Oops, confessions are supposed to be confidential, right?

Don't worry. That's no secret.

talps
06-25-2008, 12:42 AM
None of those answers.

I give 'em a wink and say 'how 'bout it?'

Bullseye.

Lock thread.:D

soleary
06-25-2008, 12:45 AM
Act like I'm blind.

Unique
06-25-2008, 10:25 PM
I am VERY afraid to ask what the other vote is...I shouldn't have put that option in. My bad.


Keep staring and shoot a bird.

Well, you asked. :p

truelyana
06-26-2008, 01:52 AM
Depends on how I feel, and the moment itself. This question is very interchangeable for me, as I don't have a set answer.

Tink
06-26-2008, 02:30 AM
I keep on staring like the leacherous lady that I am...:D

SPMiller
06-26-2008, 03:40 AM
Offhand, I can't think of any time I've been caught looking. But if it did happen, I'd smile first, and then say hi, in that order.

Chances are I'd already be smiling, what with the dirty, lecherous thoughts going through my head.

DL Hegel
06-26-2008, 03:45 AM
I smile and look away:)

Silver King
06-26-2008, 04:19 AM
Staring is rude. All you need is a quick glance, memorize the image, then ravage the person with the help of your mind's eye for as long as you'd like. If you're lucky, they'll come back to visit your thoughts when you're being intimate with someone who is less desirable.

In our younger days, when we caught someone staring, we'd say, "Take a picture. It lasts longer." I imagine people these days might take us up on the offer and whip out their cell phones and ask us to smile.

rubarbb
06-26-2008, 04:26 AM
Give an evil grin (at a guy) like you would like to rip out his throat... and at a woman... smile :)

Ken
06-26-2008, 04:52 AM
hang head down in shame,
occasionally pleading forgiveness,
for the base instincts that've arisen in me.

Clarec
06-26-2008, 09:26 AM
Does anyone else forget that sometimes they're *not* wearing sun glasses and that the other person can see you're looking at them? Just me? Great.

I've found the best thing is to slide your eyes every so slightly to the side of the person (as though you are looking over their shoulder, maybe) and that way they don't see you turning your head, which is a HUGE giveaway, but it also explains why they thought you were looking at them - they could feel your gaze because it was close to them. Seems to work anyhoo.

Clare

ErylRavenwell
06-26-2008, 11:04 AM
Both men and women stare at me all the times. Men usually act like they know me and nod and say hello (that if I don't give them my characteristic hard look). Women sigh or act shy and outright panick if I give them the hard look. Then there are those weird women who won't stop staring (as if lovestruck) and I feel like telling them, "You know, go bug my brother; he's the good-looking one."

Joe270
06-26-2008, 11:04 AM
There are two stock responses from me to the 'What are you looking at?' query.

Men: "Not much." (This usually leads to more conversation and often physical contact.)

Women: "You really should get that looked at by a specialist." (This usually leads to the woman racing to the nearest mirror, and, I'm quite sure, lots of income to local dermatologists.)

EriRae
06-26-2008, 11:22 AM
There are two stock responses from me to the 'What are you looking at?' query.

Men: "Not much." (This usually leads to more conversation and often physical contact.)

Women: "You really should get that looked at by a specialist." (This usually leads to the woman racing to the nearest mirror, and, I'm quite sure, lots of income to local dermatologists.)

I KNEW I saw you in Vegas.

ETA: Obviously you saw me first...

EriRae
06-26-2008, 11:25 AM
Staring is rude. All you need is a quick glance, memorize the image, then ravage the person with the help of your mind's eye for as long as you'd like. If you're lucky, they'll come back to visit your thoughts when you're being intimate with someone who is less desirable.

In our younger days, when we caught someone staring, we'd say, "Take a picture. It lasts longer." I imagine people these days might take us up on the offer and whip out their cell phones and ask us to smile.

Maybe THAT'S what happened to Naomi Campbell?

Kitrianna
06-26-2008, 08:31 PM
Give an evil grin (at a guy) like you would like to rip out his throat... and at a woman... smile :)


:ROFL: :roll: `Nough said.

James81
06-26-2008, 08:52 PM
If I am looking a girl's breasts and I get caught I'm just like "fuck it" and I go ahead and put my face in between 'em.

DL Hegel
06-26-2008, 08:55 PM
If I am looking a girl's breasts and I get caught I'm just like "fuck it" and I go ahead and put my face in between 'em.
and how's that workin' out for you?

Kitrianna
06-26-2008, 08:56 PM
*points at James* LIAR!

DL Hegel
06-26-2008, 08:59 PM
*points at James* LIAR!
kinda--they didn't specify what you do physically or in your own mind.

Kitrianna
06-26-2008, 09:01 PM
Good point.

Joe270
06-27-2008, 05:25 AM
If I am looking a girl's breasts and I get caught I'm just like "fuck it" and I go ahead and put my face in between 'em.

I wouldn't recommend this in Vegas. Most of the boobs are fake and so pumped up that you'd get bounced to Provo, Utah.

Also, lots of those fake boobs are on guys.

Devil Ledbetter
06-27-2008, 05:29 AM
You're undressing me with your avatar right now, aren't you pervert?Sorry, that was me. I hope Eddie isn't making you uncomfortable. He's just thinking about replacing McCreedy.

C.bronco
06-27-2008, 05:29 AM
I wave.

"HI!!!" LOL

Joycecwilliams
06-27-2008, 08:45 AM
get caught staring at a guy: "Nice chest, dude."

get caught staring at a woman: "Nice chest."

LOL

I don't know how you can get caught starring.. you have sun glasses on. :)

Joycecwilliams
06-27-2008, 08:47 AM
Great Poll.... and question.

I am a wicked flirt... and get caught staring all the time... usually it starts a conversation... :)

Opty
06-27-2008, 09:03 AM
I'm not quite sure why a person would get offended that someone else was checking them out?

As long as they're not being creepy about it, the person checking you out is paying you a compliment.

If you're being checked out (in a non-creepy way), be grateful that you're considered attractive and that you've still "got it."

You should only feel offended if the person staring has a "who farted"-type (i.e. "WTF is that hideous beast?!") of sneer on their face.

Sean D. Schaffer
06-27-2008, 09:32 AM
I blush, then smile, and look down at the floor ... then I apologize.

Then for some dumb-odd reason, I tell the person I was staring at what exactly I was staring at. :e2smack:

"Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to stare at you Ma'am. I was just appreciating your" -- SLAP!

I can be so much of a moron sometimes. :o

Kitrianna
06-28-2008, 05:37 PM
I blush, then smile, and look down at the floor ... then I apologize.

Then for some dumb-odd reason, I tell the person I was staring at what exactly I was staring at. :e2smack:

"Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to stare at you Ma'am. I was just appreciating your" -- SLAP!

I can be so much of a moron sometimes. :o

ROFLMAO!

I found an option a this morning. No sunglasses on (it was piss pouring rain at that time) and i gave him the f**k off and die look and he just kept staring. Must have thought I was in a wet t-shirt contest :D.

brokenfingers
06-28-2008, 06:15 PM
I was sitting with Kthrok on his lunch hour and I took the advice of some very smart people here. When I caught a member of the male half of the species staring at me, I simply stared right back with the "WTF do you think you're looking at?" stare. It was quite entertaining to see that most, I would say on average 8 out of 10, turned away VERY quickly and half of those tried to pretend that they weren't looking in the first place.

I pointed this trend out to Kthrok and he reminded me that he wouldn't look away at all. He'd say "Hello." Yes, yes, I married a strange man, but it piqued my curiousity. What would you do and let's be honest here, please?

Me, personally, it would all depend. I tend to stare at vehicles, not the people in them. A great looking antique car makes me drool relentlessly. So does a Harley or a great looking chopper, but I have been known to stare at the human form as well. When I do, I will stare at a nice looking body regardless of race, creed, or sex. I'm an equal opportunity starer.Do you mean staring, as in owl-eyed ogling? Or looking?

I never stare, but I often look at people. Sometimes it's cuz they're attractive, sometimes cuz there's something intriguing about them, or different, and sometimes because my mind is wandering and I happen to be looking in their direction.

If they happen to see me looking, I'll just smile. Usually they smile back.

But if someone were to look back with a "WTF are you staring at" look, then of course I'd look away. To me, that would display that they were either unfriendly, arrogant or had applied some sinister meaning to my look that wasn't intended.

So I'd just divert my attention elsewhere. It's a big world.

People look at each other all the time. Unless they like sitting with their eyes closed, what else are you supposed to do when you're sitting there eating or doing whatever?

I don't think there's anything wrong with that. It can be desire, friendliness, curiosity or just plain people-watching.

Now outright staring, where someone is gazing at you without relief, as if you have something on your face, is rude. And of course they'll look away if you point out to them that they're being rude.

If someone continues staring after you've pointed out to them that they're being rude (via your "WTF" return stare) then they're just being an asshole.

Or maybe you do have something on your face. :D

Kitrianna
06-28-2008, 06:23 PM
Nope, nothing on my face...except my glasses, which are always there (sometimes even when I'm asleep) and I've gotten two leacherous pricks staring at me today. Number two happens to be one of the security guards where Kthrok works. He finally had the courtesy to look away when I called Kthrok over to stand next to me. The "WTF" return stare had absolutely no effect on him. Must be the weather today...

dancingandflying
06-28-2008, 07:16 PM
i get a lot of stares because at the moment, i have blue hair and wear toe shoes (http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/products/products_classic.cfm), but i'm just amused when people stare at me.

and i never get caught staring. :D

Priene
06-28-2008, 07:34 PM
I'm faceblind (http://www.faceblind.org/research/index.html), which is an inability to memorise faces. That means I stare at people all the time. They're thinking 'is he ogling me?' when I'm actually thinking 'is she my wife, or does she just have the same hairstyle?' I get WTF are you looking at? stares all the time. One person's bewilderment is another's rudeness, I suppose.

Fortunately I can control the extent of my embarrassment by living in the middle of nowhere and never attending social gatherings of any type...

Kitrianna
06-28-2008, 08:03 PM
I'm faceblind (http://www.faceblind.org/research/index.html), which is an inability to memorise faces. That means I stare at people all the time. They're thinking 'is he ogling me?' when I'm actually thinking 'is she my wife, or does she just have the same hairstyle?' I get WTF are you looking at? stares all the time. One person's bewilderment is another's rudeness, I suppose.

Fortunately I can control the extent of my embarrassment by living in the middle of nowhere and never attending social gatherings of any type...

ROFL. That is bad Priene.

WerenCole
06-29-2008, 07:28 PM
Really. I wasn't staring. I was admiring. What are you doing later? How about a cup of coffee. I don't really drink coffee but I will buy you one and stare at you, silently, while you squirm on the other side of the table in the corner of Starbucks and try not to make eye contact with my dart like, unwavering gaze. I won't even ask you inane questions about where you are from or when your birthday is (I'm a gemini, but you'll never know) I will just take you in with my eye sockets, like a panorama of mountain pastures and goats. Not that I think of you as a goat, but, well. Never mind. All this thinking is getting in my way of beholding you, your beauty, serenity, and your tits. . . .


Another cup of coffee?

Kitrianna
06-30-2008, 09:20 PM
Starbucks is NASTY Weren. Try Tim Hortons.

StoryG27
06-30-2008, 09:39 PM
Does anyone else forget that sometimes they're *not* wearing sun glasses and that the other person can see you're looking at them? Just me? Great.
Not usually, but if I'm staring, not just admiring some amazing human form or feature, often I stare at couples or families or at friends, just people interacting and THAT'S when I always get caught. I like to guess what people are like. I love watching their body language to each other, and if I can hear them, even better. I just get so engrossed in observing that I forget that I'm staring, until that eye contact is made, then I'm like oops, and I look away and pretend like I was not just studying them. If I'm just staring 'cuz their purdy, I'll just smile and look away if I get caught.

I wouldn't recommend this in Vegas. Most of the boobs are fake and so pumped up that you'd get bounced to Provo, Utah.

Also, lots of those fake boobs are on guys.
This sounds like the voice of experience.


:D

I blush, then smile, and look down at the floor ... then I apologize.

Then for some dumb-odd reason, I tell the person I was staring at what exactly I was staring at. :e2smack:

"Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to stare at you Ma'am. I was just appreciating your" -- SLAP!

I can be so much of a moron sometimes. :o
HA! I've had this happen! Some guy was watching me put my kid in a stroller at the mall years ago and I caught him staring at me, then instead of just looking away and we both continue on with our lives, he starts stuttering out a nervous explanation, "I was just looking at your legs. I mean, I noticed your muscles. Do you run?" I just laughed and said yes, that I ran all the time. Then he nodded, said, "It shows," then walked away.
Was that you?!

Sean D. Schaffer
06-30-2008, 09:47 PM
HA! I've had this happen! Some guy was watching me put my kid in a stroller at the mall years ago and I caught him staring at me, then instead of just looking away and we both continue on with our lives, he starts stuttering out a nervous explanation, "I was just looking at your legs. I mean, I noticed your muscles. Do you run?" I just laughed and said yes, that I ran all the time. Then he nodded, said, "It shows," then walked away.
Was that you?!


Naw, it wasn't me. But it's good to know I'm not the only one who does that. I don't feel quite as strange as I did a few minutes ago. :D

Chameleon
06-30-2008, 09:53 PM
I check out guys all the time. I'm smart about not getting caught staring or drooling. And on the occasion that our eyes do meet, I dart my eyes the other way and pretend I wasn't staring...or drooling. They should be flattered anyway, right? I just don't or can't start a conversation about it. I might stutter.

Last week, I caught this older man staring at me while in line at Harvey's. He knew I caught him staring, so he came up to me afterwards, and asked if _____ was my sister. lol. Trying to cover his tracks I guess.

StoryG27
06-30-2008, 09:56 PM
Last week, I caught this older man staring at me while in line at Harvey's. He knew I caught him staring, so he came up to me afterwards, and asked if _____ was my sister. lol. Trying to cover his tracks I guess.
That's when you say, "Yes, I am! How do you know her?"

Chameleon
06-30-2008, 10:00 PM
That's when you say, "Yes, I am! How do you know her?"

In retrospect, I should've put him on the spot. He wasn't bad looking at all.