When I was younger, I met a guy that I guess you could say is famous in ELT. He is very well known. Anyway, as a non-native speaker in my first teaching job I was thrilled to meet him and even more thrilled that he took an interest in me. He told me all the things I wanted to hear and I had consensual sex with him. Afterwards I discovered I was just one of hundreds of women who had fallen under the same spell and that he has at least one wife or girlfriend (?) that he lives with and numerous rumoured girlfriends. Although I went into bed with him willingly (as I said, I was thrilled at the time – flattered), I can’t help but feel dirty and used about the whole thing.
Although I went into bed with him willingly, I can’t help but feel dirty and used about the whole thing.
Every time I see him fawning women at conferences I feel like saying to them “before you say yes, are you aware you are just one of hundreds and that you fit his ‘type’? And that his ‘type’ is generally an Eastern European non-native speaking teacher passionate about her job and therefore easily fooled by your nonsense? If yes, go on ahead”