Body Language 2
Something that bothers me is the way most Indonesian guys occupying a seat on a bus or mikrolet sit with their legs apart. The seats are narrow enough, with legroom only suitable for primary school children, so having a guy's thigh nudging my heterosexual leg bothers me somewhat. I like my personal space, and it's very rarely a female leg that nudges mine, however matronly the thigh.
I'd love to ask these guys if they'd had a troublesome circumcision, but I figure that that could lead to the kind of trouble I don't want.
I emailed Mbak Rima
in Belgium as I seemed to recall that either her blog, or that of one on her petticoterie of gal bloggers, may have, ahem, touched on this topic.Hey J
, she replied.
No, it wasn't me.. :) I don't get disgusted easily, and the last time I was in a bus in Jakarta was probably 1996, I don't remember guys sitting that way at all. If they are perverts, I guess they do that so that people might get a peek of how big their wieners are; if they are not perverts then as long as I can remember, Indonesian men regard sitting with legs wide apart - this is not a generalisation but i know some men like this - as masculine, and sitting with crossed legs or legs together as a bit feminine. Maybe that's it?
Yep, maybe that's it, but I'm still not sure if I should ask.