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Jeannie



Joined: 10 Sep 2008
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:38 pm    Post subject: Bookgroup problem Reply with quote

I wonder if anyone can help with my bookgroup problem. One of our members invited a friend of hers to come along because she felt sorry for him when his wife died. He is a nice enough chap but makes suggestive and inappropriate remarks to some of the younger women in the group. He doesn't seem to notice their discomfort and the member who invited him along seems oblivious. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Jane Gault



Joined: 21 May 2003
Posts: 25
Location: York

PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should have thought one clear (but not unkind) response to the effect that it makes them feel uncomfortable would sort him out.
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caroline



Joined: 19 Feb 2004
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Location: Ipswich

PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poor old chap! I think you should cut him a bit of slack for the moment and perhaps make it clear it's not on if he persists.
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Jeannie



Joined: 10 Sep 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks for the advice. I'll speak to some of the others and see if we can gently make him aware of the problem - though it won't be easy!
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booklover



Joined: 08 Sep 2008
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Location: Bristol

PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chuck him out - don't pussyfoot around him. There's no reason you should put up with that. I don't suppose you'd allow men to behave like that in any other arena.
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