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Zigner

Senior Member, Non-Attorney
I suppose that you saying "in the ribs", means "practically poking her breasts". I think that the victim tried to remain calm so that her assailant wouldn't get further agitated and the reported it to management as soon as she was able to extricate herself from the situation.

Before you protest, just remember that you were not there.
 


not2cleverRed

Obvious Observer
He walked into the room and "touched/goosed" her - like you would be kidding around with someone, trying to get them to smile or laugh.
Take Ldij's advise: your husband needs a lawyer.

Also:
1) You weren't there. You only have his version. There may be other incidents that led up to this.
2) Clearly not everyone gets a light hearted giggle out of this type of touching.
3) Don't touch people unless you know for sure they're okay with that kind of touching. Exception: emergency/medical situations.

If someone did that to me I would have clocked him.
I'd expect nothing less of a Bay State girl! :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 

Zigner

Senior Member, Non-Attorney
I suppose that could be true if her breasts were growing out of her back
I guess it's a matter of perception. The OP states that the victim was poked "in the ribs". When someone comes up behind me and pokes me, I would say that poked me in the back. If they reached around and poked me in the side or front, I would say they poked me in the ribs. When a women is poked "in the ribs", that's pretty close to someone reaching around and poking her breasts. That's my perception of the description.
 

quincy

Senior Member
I am having a hard time picturing someone either goosing or poking in the ribs someone else who is sitting down eating and reading - unless the one doing the touching is awfully short and the one sitting is tall.
 

Just Blue

Senior Member
I am having a hard time picturing someone either goosing or poking in the ribs someone else who is sitting down eating and reading - unless the one doing the touching is awfully short and the one sitting is tall.
Or the person doing the "goose" bent over slightly.
I can picture it very clearly.
 

quincy

Senior Member
Or the person doing the "goose" bent over slightly.
I can picture it very clearly.
The goosing I can't see at all unless the husband bent over a lot. Rib-poking ... I guess I can picture that.

Whatever happened and how, though, it obviously was enough to support a criminal charge - and now the husband needs assistance from an attorney.
 

Ohiogal

Queen Bee
He walked into the room and "touched/goosed" her - like you would be kidding around with someone, trying to get them to smile or laugh.
Grabbing someone's ass is assault unless you had their consent. YOUR HUSBAND is a pathetic individual and was charged appropriately. From what you have posted, he is guilty. He deserved to be fired and he, quite frankly, deserves to be convicted.
 

commentator

Senior Member
When I was a school child, and later a teenager, the term "goosed" someone (where I was from) meant you walked up behind someone and using both hands, on both sides simultaneously, poked them in the ribs, pretty high up under their arms. It was unpleasant, sometimes painful, it startled, it was supposed to "tickle" and usually made the person jump and screech.

Frequently in our violent little world, the assaulted person would turn around and attempt to knock the daylights out of the "gooser." Which is why almost 100% of the time it was something done by a boy, very rarely to another boy, but to a girl, or perhaps a smaller weaker child of either sex. In short, it was harassment, and was intended to be, not just a fun little exercise in striking up a conversation or stirring up the atmosphere of the break room.

I asked others, and found that in some other parts of the country, people said that a "goose" involved a finger poke to the crack of the butt, which is REALLY inappropriate. (And where I'm from would've probably have led to a killing!) In any case it was always a form of bullying or torture or harassment. Either way, if this person thought this was by any stretch an okay thing to do to another person of either sex in a work situation, he's obviously at best a complete idiot, at worst a really bad sexual harasser.

It will be interesting to see if this was a one time incident, or if there had been prior bad acts that maybe not everyone in this picture knows about. He is being portrayed very innocently here by his wife, who will not be the one speaking for him in the court about what happened. And this person's husband really needs an attorney, regardless.
 

Ohiogal

Queen Bee
When I was a school child, and later a teenager, the term "goosed" someone (where I was from) meant you walked up behind someone and using both hands, on both sides simultaneously, poked them in the ribs, pretty high up under their arms. It was unpleasant, sometimes painful, it startled, it was supposed to "tickle" and usually made the person jump and screech.

Frequently in our violent little world, the assaulted person would turn around and attempt to knock the daylights out of the "gooser." Which is why almost 100% of the time it was something done by a boy, very rarely to another boy, but to a girl, or perhaps a smaller weaker child of either sex. In short, it was harassment, and was intended to be, not just a fun little exercise in striking up a conversation or stirring up the atmosphere of the break room.

I asked others, and found that in some other parts of the country, people said that a "goose" involved a finger poke to the crack of the butt, which is REALLY inappropriate. (And where I'm from would've probably have led to a killing!) In any case it was always a form of bullying or torture or harassment. Either way, if this person thought this was by any stretch an okay thing to do to another person of either sex in a work situation, he's obviously at best a complete idiot, at worst a really bad sexual harasser.

It will be interesting to see if this was a one time incident, or if there had been prior bad acts that maybe not everyone in this picture knows about. He is being portrayed very innocently here by his wife, who will not be the one speaking for him in the court about what happened. And this person's husband really needs an attorney, regardless.
Never heard that before as goosing but I agree with the rest.
 

PayrollHRGuy

Senior Member
When I was a school child, and later a teenager, the term "goosed" someone (where I was from) meant you walked up behind someone and using both hands, on both sides simultaneously, poked them in the ribs, pretty high up under their arms
That's what it meant where I grew up.
 

cbg

I'm a Northern Girl
I don't care where he "poked" her; he's a damn fool. That is such unprofessional behavior in the workplace that the HR manager in me is outraged that he thought it was in any way appropriate. He wouldn't have had to wait 7-10 days for a decision if he'd pulled that under my management; he'd have been escorted to the door and told that we'd be fighting unemployment every step of the way thirty minutes after the girl left my office - and it would only be that long because my state requires he be given his final paycheck on his last day when he's fired.

Tell your idiot of a husband to keep his hands to himself if he manages to get a new job. Oh, yes, his former employer is quite entitled to tell prospective employers who call exactly why he was fired.
 

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