Nobody informed me that when my dad passed away that men could be rather creepy toward my mom and me. It didn't occur to me that this would be an issue until it was one. My mom had my father's wedding band, along with her wedding ring, melded together to create one ring. I thought the double wedding ring that my mom wears proudly on her finger would be a deterrent, but apparently it acts as an invite for unsolicited attention. I also realized that since my father passed, I spend a lot more time with my mother, so maybe the increased time together has something to do with it.
Here are a few occasions that my mom and I have encountered odd interactions.
It was roughly two weeks after my dad's funeral when a nice engineer at my mom's work decided to stop in her office to pay his respect. He graciously told her that he was sorry for her loss. He proceeded to say that he understood that she had a very loving marriage, which she did. He paused and then basically hit on her, but it was done with much respect. WTW. Why are some people like this. Completely inappropriate. Completely unacceptable behavior. How can anyone extend grace during a situation like this.
One of our favorite go-to, comfort restaurants was located just a few blocks from where I used to live. We would frequent it at least a few times a year. To be cont.