Over the fence is out

I heard a story today when I visited an old school friend, about one of our PT teachers at the time. Apparently he’s been accused of sexual harassment.

We both remember him walking through the girls’ locker room when there was no need for it. But although some girls seemed to object to it at the time, we didn’t have a problem with it. In those days you wouldn’t get done for sexual harassment on those grounds.

Times have changed a lot. People are more prudish, more aware, more vocal and more paranoid. Back then we were more relaxed and more naive.

I liked that teacher. When he helped us during gymnastics I wouldn’t be afraid of falling.

On the train, in the carriage next to me, 5 spotty teenagers were being loud and obnoxious. They were blowing shrill little bird whistles. Everybody was annoyed, but nobody said anything. We’re all afraid to say something.

Why don’t they get done?