I worked at this big English course in Rio, and it’s considered to be one of the best courses in Rio. I had this boss that used to be a “close talker” and sometimes too close of a talker. He even changed the position of the office to allow him to be closer, and my desk was next to his in his tiny space, where he would often touch my arm. I used to share the desk with another intern and she would always complain about his strange proximity as well. He was married at the time, and he was cheating on his wife with a woman from the office, so he would take extra long lunch hours, and he would always come back licking a popsicle in a sexual way – it seemed as if he was performing oral sex to his popsicle and he would talk to me while standing close to his desk, many times either cornering me in a way that his private parts would end up staying very close to my face while he was talking to me.
it seemed as if he was performing oral sex to his popsicle and he would talk to me while standing close to his desk, many times either cornering me in a way that his private parts would end up staying very close to my face
I would change positions, rearrange myself. My colleague was not so ‘street smart’ so she ended up once elbowing him down there to escape him. He never directly approached me, but he would ask me to lie to his wife and would sometimes retell his escapades and I would feel very uncomfortable close to him. There was a company party where he got too drunk and gave me and my colleague many “two kisses” (the way people greet each other in Rio, and women are always forced to kiss people on the cheek instead of shaking hands, as a sign of politeness) throughout the event. We had to run away from him at a certain point, as we were about to leave and were waiting for a cab at the parking lot and he came after us to ask if we had gotten lucky at the party, and if we wished to do so. I transferred out to a different department soon after that