** DISCLAIMER: EXPECT MORE VULGARITY THAN I USUALLY USE**
So, in my line of work there's the occasional arse who assumes I went to school and received an education just to give them a hand job. I understand that there are people that live with their heads up said arse, and usually I can laugh it off and make them feel dumb for even suggesting it. Usually. I have some pretty hilarious stories that I won't go into here, mainly because they will take away from my point.
Friday I had someone actually grab me and try to physically move my hand. He thought that for $10 (the cost of a deep tissue upgrade) he could take me by my arm and make me touch his junk. Are you fucking kidding me?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? I'm very proud of myself, because I whipped my arm free and pinned his arm while I quickly finished his arm, moved to the next (and kept it pinned down obviously), touched his neck for all of 5 seconds and ended the session about 7 minutes early. I managed to keep my professionalism and calm, took his money and looking him right in the eye told him to have a nice day.
In my place you might have done different, maybe you would have called the cops or slapped him or... Whatever. In the moment I did what I felt was right and what I felt I could live with. He left, and I went on with my next client. I even mentioned it to a couple of people, but it didn't really hit me until yesterday.
Yes, I am DEEPLY offended, but more than that, I'm worried. I have been in this business 4 years, longer than the time it takes for the average person to get injured, short enough to not be comfortable calling myself an expert. Said person had been on my table once before and I thought him odd, but blamed it on the cultural differences and the fact I was having an off day. Since Friday I have seen 10 clients, and all but 3 of them were regulars. Only 2 of them I didn't question their motives and that's mainly because they both have been seeing me for over 2 years and if they thought I was a hooker, they would've done something LONG before now.
I'm a tough cookie, and I can handle random douchebaggery, but I have people that work for me, that it's my job to bring them clients and keep them safe.
So, I have no solution, I just needed to get this off my chest. Thank you.
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