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In the UK there is a campaing to teach The Underwear Rule[^] - it's to teach kids what it's not permitted for anyone to touch without permission first, without talking about sex or similar confusing (for 5 year olds and such like) matters.
I'd expect to be punched or prosecuted if I touched any work colleague in The Underware Zone (male or female) - it's almost certain to be seen as sexual assault at worse.
Tell him. Doesn't matter if it's not intended "that way" - it's still unacceptable. If he doesn't listen and does it again, take it upwards. His boss and / or police - your choice.
I wouldn't accept it, and I wouldn't expect anyone in the company I worked for to either.
You looking for sympathy?
You'll find it in the dictionary, between sympathomimetic and sympatric
(Page 1788, if it helps)
I've read this list with interest, noting the attempts at "understanding" on your part. I just have one question - are you the only guy he gets touchy with? Having asked that, a hand on the shoulder, pat on the back, etc. I would not sweat, but a smack on the rear? Yeah, that's way, way over the line, and he would have passed my "nope, that's enemy action" line.
The very fact that you are uncomfortable with the situation... and that you are making excuses for not holding him accountable is the exact reason why this sort of crap needs to stop. It's just not professional.
It's your call where your limit is. What I would do at a minimum is start a log and document every incident. At some point, he is going to go too far, and you are going to say something. Since he's past my "enemy action" line, I suspect dark motives. Arm yourself with documentation.
<italic>Stuck in a dysfunctional matrix from which I must escape...
"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." B. Franklin, 1783
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BF, 1759
"Did I ever tell you about the place I used to work? The boss was a bit 'hands on' if you know what I mean - just very tactile, I guess, but he just went too far, one day....
I just heard he was finally out of hospital..."
Was just about to post about this. The cover is pretty creepy and according to Penguin the picture isn't even meant to represent the main female antagonists.
The "Lolita" comparison is interesting, the penguin cover to that is much more subdued, which is ironic as the book as you'd expect, really isn't. Though the cover being "misleading" should only mean that illiterate perverts will be out of pocket, so not necessarily a bad thing.
First genuine WTF OTD.
The amount of energy necessary to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it.
I've started about 3 weeks back with an online course regarding Web Development with Html5 and CSS3.
It's 10 modules, attempting to go all the way from introduction to responsive design, using WordPress as content management system, project planning / design (wireframes and site maps), up to creating and using plugins, using paypal, and marketing on google.
Now I feel module one was very scant, most of the module was spent on setting up wordpress on your domain, introducing open source and all about licences, etc.
The assignment concentrated on licencing cenarios, i.e. Which licence(s) or ownership rights did George Hotz broke through hacking the iPhone and auctioning it? Give one reason for each software license that you mention. and Did he comply with the Open Source movement's ideas.
Module 2 touched on Html5 and CSS3, Media queries etc.
Module 3 is about wireframes and site maps, planning your site, etc.
I wonder if they try too much in one cource? Isn't it true that Web Development has evolved into more specialised areas, i.e. visual design, Content design, coding, etc. I must admit I'm a bit lost regarding the wireframe and sitemap idea. I'm blind, so visual tools tend not to help me a lot.
If I see a site map as a treeview indicating the relations between pages, and a wireframe as a formatted word document with your header/footer areas, an area for content, a table indicating site navigation, and another maybe for menus, am I so far off the mark?
I only hope I can find enough from this course to make it worth while, since I'm interested in the coding part, but understand that you need to have an idea regarding the rest.
Luckaly it's more for my own curiosity, I develop desktop applications for the day job.
By the way, the collection of articles Learn CSS3 and HTML5 on CP is great, in a sence, it's more worth than the course notes we got... cool
The course sounds like an excellent intro, but your impression is correct; it's going to take a lot more study (and practice) to become proficient. Did I mention practice? Take advantage of the wealth of information here at Code Project, and practice. Welcome to the site!