A woman has been left furious after her mechanic asked her if she’d like to be ‘friends with benefits’ while he was fixing her car – even though he’s already married
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An anonymous woman has expressed her outrage after her mechanic asked her if she would be interested in being “friends with benefits” in the middle of fixing her car – even though he already has a wife.
The woman shared her experience in a Reddit post where she said she had recently moved to a new area and had visited the particular mechanic on the recommendation of a friend after her car started having “weird issues”.
And while the woman initially saw “no red flags” during her conversation with the bloke, things took a turn when she came back two weeks later, as he began asking her personal questions about her love life.
Then, the mechanic casually asked her if she wanted to have a fling with him – and said it “didn’t matter” that he was already married.
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In her post, the woman said: “I recently moved and had to look for a new mechanic. On a recommendation from a (male) friend, I went to a place not too far from me. The owner assigned me a mechanic and he was great and very knowledgeable about cars.
“My car has been having some weird issues, so in order to identify them, this mechanic did a test drive. I joined him as I have done many times in the past with other mechanics.
“I am a naturally very nice person so we had a good convo during this car test. No red flags. A few weeks later I went back when I finally had enough money saved up to repair my car. The mechanic gave me a ride home and during this ride, he kept asking me more and more personal questions, like ‘do you live alone?’ and ‘are you single?’
“I’m trapped in a car with a man who’s fixing my car so I didn’t want to p**s him off. So I answered politely and then he said he wanted a ‘friends with benefits’ friend. I knew where this was going so I said I wasn’t interested and I asked, ‘ARENT YOU MARRIED?’ He said it didn’t matter.
“I said I would never get involved with a married man and he was insulted and asked why! Then, of course, he started fishing for compliments. He then asked me not to tell his boss – so clearly he knew it was inappropriate.”
The woman was infuriated by the man’s comments, and is now considering tracking down a female mechanic for the future, as she’s “tired” of enduring similar situations from other men.
She added: “I am so TIRED OF THIS. Just because I am nice to you does not mean I want to f**k you. Why is it so hard to find good service without having to deal with this type of insane harassment from men? I have had handymen, inside my apartment, hitting on me or asking inappropriate questions. I know other women have as well.
“I wish we could just have either all female mechanics and services so we wouldn’t have to deal with this bulls**t anymore.”
Commenters on the post were supportive of the woman, with many insisting she should report the man’s behaviour to his boss.
One person said: “Tell his boss. I used to work at a shop and no way would we let a mechanic be gross with the customers.”
As another added: “Horrible you have to go through this. It’s unacceptable, and he should be reported.”
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