I was browsing in my favorite shop in Chinatown, looking at all their little silk bags, and a woman was shopping near me. She looked eastern European by my best guess, but I figured she spoke English. She picked up a large piece in a soft purple shade, and I said, “oh that’s lovely.”
At the sound of my voice, she looked up at me blankly. Realizing that she didn’t understand, I attempted it once more with supplemental hand motions. I waved my hand over the bin with a noncommittal smile, and as my hand slid over the one in her hand, I brightened my smile. I thought it was quite clear what I meant.
I suppose she thought it was clear as well, because without hesitation she looked me right in the eye, reached around, put her hand on my ass, and gave it a good squeeze. Deliberate, but without lingering. A businesslike ass grab, if there could be such a thing. And without changing expression, she gave a brief nod, and wandered off.
The encounter has left me a bit confused on every level. Did the syllables in my words sound just like the sound arrangement of “please grab my ass” in her language? If a stranger asked you to grab their ass, would you? Does this mean she likes me? Will I get pregnant? Will she call?