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Have you ever been flashed by a guy?


Yes, these kind of things always seem to happen to me, I really don't know why. When I was about 24 I was working in a quiet Q8 petrol station set on a hill in a Kentish town called "Crowborough". Essentially this petrol station was "a shed on a hill", very small, and just me on the premises with no security cameras.

Fortunately Kent is pretty safe, and never one to be fearful of what "might happen", I was more than happy to work in said petrol station until anything up to 9.00pm at night. However, you can imagine my surprise when one afternoon I was happily minding my own business , along with my cute rescue lurcher "Kizzi", when a man who was a regular, walked into the petrol station and "flashed me". Strangely enough a couple of male members of staff had warned me that something about this guy was "weird" and to "be careful", but I never expected things to happen as they did.


This was a time when you were allowed to smoke in the workplace, and I was a smoker. Sitting behind the till and simply awaiting my next customer, I was not too surprised when this customer came into the site and loitered around for ten minutes before finally deciding to buy a chocolate bar. Polite as ever I served him, (despite his slightly weird staring eyes). It was only when I looked away and he hadn't left that I looked back over the counter, and realised he had whopped his willy / manhood on to the counter and clearly wanted a reaction, (although possibly not the one he got from me!)

Looking at his "member", I decided upon the "no real reaction" approach, and nonchanantly lit up a cigarette, stared casually out of the window, and told him to "put it away", (very calmly).

I did have other options, as I had realised there was a stanley knife right by my hand on a filing cabinet (for opening boxes). I shall leave it to your all too vivid imaginations as to what I could have done with this knife, and what crossed my mind. Luckily for him I restrained myself and went down the "lack of reaction route" that seemed to work.


A little bit surprised my "flasher" left, but didn't bank on the fact I immediately noted his number plate and called the Police.

Straight after I called the Police I called my female employer and said, "You aren't going to believe what has just happened to me". Struggling to restrain my laughter I explained the sequence of events, and once I finished the call I phoned another friend of mine to relay the same story. I wasn't traumatised, more amused than anything, and found the whole incident typical of my life in terms of craziness.

Whilst awaiting the arrival of the Police I carried on dutifully serving my customers, but then, you can imagine my surprise when the very same flasher returned, walked into the petrol station, and asked me if there was "any chance of a kiss", to which I said no as I was engaged. He then left (again), and I double-checked his numberplate as he drove away.

Shortly after the Police arrived in the form of a Police Woman. I told her this man had been back since I called them, and then had to try to keep a straight face whilst in between customers the nice lady Police Officer asked me such wonderful questions as " was it erect, or was it droopy?". I defy anyone not to smirk at least slightly at that question. I answered honestly that I hadn't looked that closely and told her the whole "lighting up the cigarette and staring out of the window" saga.

Eventually all statements taken the officer left. I was completely not traumatised, only amused, but thought little of it, nor did I expect it to come to much until a couple of months later when the Police phoned me up.

Apparently this guy had totally admitted to the offence, and it turned out he was married with two children. He had been fined £300 and bound over to keep the peace for two years. No-one could have been more surprised than me that he had admitted to this, as it was totally my word against his (unless he had prior form I didn't know about). Yes, I was really pleased he was found guilty, but shocked that he had admitted to the offence, and horrified he was married with kids. I suppose it was odd that as the apparent "victim" I was never given any compensation, so I assume that only the government benefited financially from my experience


This is not totally the end of the story however, because about six months later I was working for a different petrol station chain, and this same guy AND his wife came in to pay for their petrol. Needless to say you have never seen a cashier exit a till quicker than I did, as I dashed out to the back office and grabbed a male colleague to go and serve this couple, with a promise to explain why afterwards, (which I did). I just didn't want the weirdo knowing where I worked after he had been successfully prosecuted for flashing at me, after all, you can never be too careful, and even the Wife could have been potentially vindictive, who knows! Best not to take any chances!


Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on February 06, 2012:

Okay Dave, your first comment is deleted, and to answer your question, of course defecating in front of others for titillation is disgusting. You really need to ask??

dave199 on February 06, 2012:

ok can you delete my 1st comment pls

dave199 on February 06, 2012:

Is defecating digusting?

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on February 06, 2012:

Comments here are set to pre-approval before being shown Dave. I have allowed your comments, but I can't promise I will allow any more if they are just an added 'titillation' to your obvious problem, so please think carefully before you post again.

dave199 on February 06, 2012:

what happened to my comment?

franko11 on January 30, 2012:

ok, but u can check out. Im an ex flasher, started it when i was in my 30s, i would be out in the big parks, look for group of female to flash with trousers down. I have stopped doing it since age has catch up and i want to be normal than risk loosing things by being caught.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on January 30, 2012:

Hmmm sorry franko11, but I am pretty sure I would be in trouble with HP if I allowed a comment that had that kind of a link in it, plus I avoid allowing that kind of link anyway in general.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on August 30, 2011:

Hi Jason2322, Personally and as a woman, I would probably not tell him if it was clearly not deliberate and I would not want to embarrass him. If I were a bloke I might go up and mention it quietly to him and ask if he realised, alternatively you could have a word with one of the waiters or the Manager and let them be the ones to have a quiet word with him about it.

To me it is only flashing if it is intentional exposing of themselves, accidental exposing is forgivable.

jason2322 on August 29, 2011:

Hey misty I read all the comments and your story way to handle the situation. I have one ? For would u consider it flashing if u where at the mall or say a food joint and a guy was sitting across from u and u could see up his shorts through the leg hole and in plain view could see everything what would u do would u tell him?

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on August 20, 2011:

Do not worry Jesscullen. You are now 23 and that is lot older and wiser than the immaturity a 16 year old might exhibit. If you want to tell your girlfriend I would hope she would understand that this was a long time ago, and clearly you are remorseful. I don't think Internet porn is the problem. For generations teenage lads (and even girls), have done some very odd things during their youth, including experimenting sexually etc. most of them grow out of this phase, and it actually pretty normal.

Jesscullen1988 on August 20, 2011:

Yes you are right, but I don't think any guy does or did that. the problem is, now i feel I should tell my girlfriend, I think it's her right to know what i was at one point of time. I know she will be so disappointed in me and may even leave me. When I have those thoughts in my mind i feel "what a sad and pathetic piece of shit I was" and i seriously doubt myself. sometimes i say to myself, "I did this, so something must be wrong with me. These thoughts make me crazy and uneasy. I know it's just so weird i shared it on net. Anyway I won't creep u like david did, I don't want to keep commenting. Could internet porn be the reason of all these new problems? Really Internet porn should be banned.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on August 19, 2011:

Thanks for sharing your experience Jesscullen. On the plus side you were immature at the time, and now an adult you don't feel tempted to do such things.

Jesscullen1988 on August 19, 2011:

I read the whole post and I can just laugh.

When I was a teen, I got involved with someone more than my age. I was 14 and she was 26. I never thought sexual at that time but she always used to try to rub against me. By the time I was 16, i developed a strange habit of letting me off by seeing women on road through my window imagining something sexual, some months later I felt the urge to open window and flash. Well I still feel scarred for what i did when i was 16, I just think it was so immature of me. thankfully nobody caught me and reported. Because thinking about the humiliation it would have actually brought me, just scares the hell out of me. It is weird how at that time I dared to do something so wrong and raw which i could not even desire and think of now. I don't know if people change, but now I am 23 and happily engaged with a girl I liked. I want to forget it somehow, but am just so ashamed of doing something like it. The moral police in my brain puts me in the same category as others women here have described. So I feel internally angry with myself in letting myself do that at one point in my life.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on June 27, 2011:

LOL, that's okay Frank, I wanted it to be entertaining as well as a true story :) Thanks for commenting.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on June 27, 2011:

I'm sorry Misty But I really enjoyed reading this ..

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on April 17, 2011:

Now comments reinstated, hopefully 'David' will be long gone by now.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on June 16, 2010:

Not impressed David, comments capsule will be deleted tomorrow night.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on June 15, 2010:

David, most normal women do wear knickers, and if they wear a short skirt it doesn't mean they are actively going up to a bloke and flashing at him, unlike you. It is completely different. You are doing the things you do for shock value, women usually are not, but like to get noticed for being attractive. How attractive do you think it would be if they crouched down and had a "dump" in front of a bloke. Very sexy.....not!

It appears the question you posted a link to has been deleted, no doubt with good reason.

No I don't want to call you either I am afraid. One I live in Guernsey and it would cost a fortune, two I have no real desire to spend my own precious time discussing this as it is beginning to feel like I am pandering to your need for attention and three, I have a huge allotment that is taking up most of my time right now and struggle as it is to keep up with the comments on all of my 247 hubs. I intend to disable the comments section on most of them in the coming weeks to free up my time, so be prepared to come back here and find the comments section removed very shortly.

david on June 14, 2010:

misty i posted here lol


David on June 14, 2010:

Ok misty but do you want to take mines and you can call me by private 141. I will assure you it will be a mature convo, doesn't have to be a long one.

"how many females do you know that go around flashing at people, because I can't think of any"

like wearing small skirts with maybe no undies, not saying all, but i've seen it myself. But boys don't cry about it unlike girls. My point is as long as your not doing anything harm or not doing it to underage as i don't. By the way today i did a number 2 at the bus stop where a pretty female was waiting for a bus, surprised she didn't do anything, looked surprised and laughed and got up and moveed to another side lol. Also i wont do it any further.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on June 14, 2010:

David, honestly, how many females do you know that go around flashing at people, because I can't think of any, or any cases where I have heard of this happening? Sorry, I don't give out my phone number to anyone I know on the Internet as a precaution, and let's face it, this would probably be the last hub I would share my phone number with a poster on! I am afraid on the comments is the only way I will exchange viewpoints or advice.

David on June 14, 2010:

Misty probably its your sex appeal has made someone go nuts and flash his willy to get attention, don't know what's wrong with it because it seems to be ok for females to do it. Mistey can i talk to you through phone, i would like to hear your advice. pls

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on June 13, 2010:

David, I don't know what to do to help. It is a real shame you are lonely, (I have been in your lonely situation in the past). This behaviour is not the way to a stable relationship, and there are many ways to end up happy if you try to do the right things. What makes you get any pleasure out of behaving in such a manner, and do you go home and feel good about it, or do you go home and feel like a real loser for being a pratt and flashing at woman, (or worse)? If you feel the latter this should tell you something and show you that this is not a behaviour to be proud of, or constructive if you are to have a happy life in any future stable relationship.

David on June 13, 2010:

Misty thnx, but i cant help it, i'm kind of lonely and you are sooo kind, took pic when doing my activity.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on June 13, 2010:

I think I told you that I thought it was just plain silly and immature David. For heavens sake, you will end up being arrested or with someone beating you up if you carry on this way in public.

david on June 12, 2010:

mistey its just a bit of fun, me dolloping was a silly idea though, but i would want to know what do you think of it.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on June 12, 2010:

Okay David, I will give you another chance, but not really sure how I can help you unless you need someone to simply keep reminding you how unimpressive these actvities truly are.

David on June 11, 2010:

Misty can you forgive for being a right looser. btw I'm in my late 20s, and i need you to help me to control myself. Will you?

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on June 10, 2010:

Okay David, enough now. I realise you are obviously only a very young person having a so called "laugh". You really need to grow up you know. Any normal girl or woman will simply look upon you as a very sad and pathetic individual, either for doing these things, or for claiming to have. I will not be approving any further comments from you, and have deleted your latest one.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on June 09, 2010:

David, you are doing it again, this is immature and I wonder why you feel a need to do it. How would you feel if they simply pointed at it, fell about laughing, and then said "does it get any bigger"?? Pretty silly is my guess!!!

David on June 09, 2010:

mistt just flashed my willy again recently, i dropped my trouser on a subway when these 2 girls walk by, and basically started waving it.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on April 26, 2010:

To be totally honest David, a wee bit childish, (please don't be offended by my honesty. It wouldn't have shocked me (had I been the girl), but I would have felt it was rather a sign of immaturity, (I am nothimg of not brutally honest I am afraid). However, I am grateful for your frankness here, so long as it isn't simply to seek attention, and if not, then your presence is always welcome.

David on April 26, 2010:

what did u think of me standing infront of a girl who was sat on a bench, and had my bottom out and broke wind.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on April 25, 2010:

Sorry David, been on holiday in Egypt, back now, but very busy planting up my vegetable allotment, so not enough time for hubpages as normal, (now hubpages tends to be my Winter Hobby, fishing and gardening are my Spring/Summer hobbies).

David on April 25, 2010:

misty, what happened to you?

david on April 08, 2010:

She was sat on the bench, just forced it out. lol

David on April 08, 2010:

ok. couple times i went close to this pretty girl sat on a bench, turned around and got my bottom out and passed wind, just wanted to see the reaction.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on March 18, 2010:

David, your last question I deleted as it was too "near the knuckle" to allow I am afraid. I think we can safely discontinue this line of comments now, but thanks for sharing what you did.

david on March 03, 2010:

I just couldn't help getting my willy out back then, if you are intrested in knowing more, i've did a bit more strange things.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on February 28, 2010:

Actually you make it sound quite funny David. Sadly I must say goodnight as I am off on holiday tomorrow, (well today now actually), so I do need to get a bit of sleep first.

Thanks for the compliment on my pic though :)

David on February 28, 2010:

Hmm a coincidence but i heard the girls screaming OMG. But you look quite hot in your user pic.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on February 28, 2010:

Yikes, I read something here on hubpages the other day about someone who did that, (well a penis was pushed through her letterbox). Apparently she slammed the letterbox really hard onto it, and then felt pretty sickened when she simply found a foreskin left behind. A harsh lesson for the flasher in question!

david on February 28, 2010:

Well its when in my build flat, 2 girls moved in in an apartment, and just oneday i put a face mask and went 2 their door and mailed my penis through the letterbox and started buzzing on the door.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on February 28, 2010:

Well David, if you want to post your experiences here that is fine as I am sure everyone will appreciate your honesty. Just try to keep the information as tasteful as you can with no graphic language that might cause the hub to be flagged.

David on February 28, 2010:

misty do you wanna know more.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on February 21, 2010:

Okay... well lifeisfun, I admire your frank approach and am really impressed you admitted this here. Thanks :)

lifeisfun1 on February 20, 2010:

Its ok, i have learnt my lesson. I've done it probably 40 times in last 5 years, i'm 35 now. Like where i hid in a bush tree naked, while group of girls from a hostel walked by.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on February 20, 2010:

Thanks for the errrrrrr..... 'revelation'... David :)

david on February 19, 2010:

hmm...interesting. i must admit that i'm also a flasher and did a lot of strange things.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on October 20, 2009:

Hi Lady_E. Well I wouldn't mind so much if it was George Clooney, but this guy was a creepy scrswny guy, yuk. Thanks for posting here :)

Elena from London, UK on October 20, 2009:

Like the way you handled him. Well, the way you handled the situation. cool and calm. I would find it disgusting if s/one flashed at me and would just walk or turn away.

Sadly, there are still lots of Flashers out there.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on October 14, 2009:

Thanks for the mental image funnebone, or should I call you "funneboner"? I think I will politely decline your kind offer of a JPEG. :)

Hi Mayhmong, possibly not, but very funny all the same ;)

Hi XTASIS, I wish I had thought of that at the time, mind you, it could have been quite dangerous if he overreacted to the pain of a the burn. I think the stanley knife would have ensured a more rapid exit down to Casualty, and a less likely chance of his return requesting a "kiss". :)

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on October 14, 2009:

Jewels, you have a very naughty sense of humour, (just like mine) :D

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on October 14, 2009:

Hi Christoph, I am sure you would have measured up admirably, (coughs), and I wouldn't have dreamed of calling the Police if it had been your willy on the counter ;)

I am guessing that for obvious reasons you would have reacted somewhat more strongly if a man had flashed at you though ;) Thanks for the welcome giggles.

XTASIS from The Beginning on October 14, 2009:

LOL I would have burnt his d°°k with the cigarette !.Enjoy reading it ! Thank you!

mayhmong from North Carolina on October 13, 2009:

Wonder if that detail was really necessary?! 0_0

funnebone from Philadelphia Pa on October 13, 2009:

In order to preserve the spirit in which this HUB was written, I read it with my pants around my ankles. Email me for a JPG.

Jewels from Australia on October 13, 2009:

LOL, of course not, goes without looking......I mean saying.

Christoph Reilly from St. Louis on October 13, 2009:

Ha,ha! That wouldn't be necessary, Jewels.

Jewels from Australia on October 13, 2009:

LOL Christoph, would you compare first? :D

Christoph Reilly from St. Louis on October 13, 2009:

Ha, ha! This wacky stuff DOES always happen to you! I can tell you what I would do if a guy flashed me and showed me his willie, except I don't think I can write it here. You'd have to delete me. LOL!

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on October 13, 2009:

Wonderful tale Suiiki, it is funny how adults seemed to find it harder (no pun intended), to discuss such things with children isn't it. Even parents seem to struggle to talk about sex to their own children!

Suiiki from City of the Newly Wed and Nearly Dead on October 12, 2009:

*snickers* try getting flashed at a Catholic school, by one of your classmates, then getting interveiwed by a female teacher so that she could make a report to the police (They had no women on duty that day, for some reason)

"Was...umm...it...pointing straight out, or was...it...just...hanging there?"

"No Mrs. Esley, his penis was not erect."

The teachers at that school were more uncomfortable with anatomy than the students were! Which is funny, because we were all under 14, I believe the students in my class were about 12 at the time. (It went from preschool to grade 8, after which we seperated out into the high schools, which were mostly sex-segregated, and probably for good reason.)

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on October 12, 2009:

LOL, I think you think like I do mayhmong ;) I must admit I really struggled not to laugh when the Policewoman asked me "was it erect or was it droopy?", I could seriously feel my lips twitching and I was trying so hard to be serious.

mayhmong from North Carolina on October 12, 2009:

I'm proud of you girl! You kept a straight face like a pro! I can imagine what the other thing you were going to do instead of lighting up that cigarett.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on October 12, 2009:

LOL Paradise, I loved the comment "all small and wilted".

I guess most flashers are looking to get a "reaction" from their victim, so my decision not to react with shock or horror probably was the ultimate "put down" for my flasher.

Paradise7 from Upstate New York on October 12, 2009:

I'm in with ralwus. That cartoon was the icing on the cake. I like your reaction, which is "Sniff. Big deal. put it away!" Which should take the starch out of any flasher's who-hah.

I did get flashed, only once, when I was a young women in a college campus park area. It was nothing short of amazing to me that the guy would do that, as it was about 10 degrees below zero and I was taking a short cut between the humanities building and the Student Center. I thought the cold must have affected both his brain and his ambitions, as the whole thing looked rather small and wilted.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on October 12, 2009:

Hi elisabeth, thanks for dropping by, well I guess it must have made him feel a little bit stupid, mind you, he still came back asking for the kiss so I guess he got over it pretty quick :)

Hi Ralwus, thanks for commenting, glad you enjoyed this and it gave you a good laugh too :)

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on October 12, 2009:

Hi Bob/diogenes, actually he wasn't old, in fact I would estimate he was about 38 if I had to guess. He didn't say exactly "what" he wanted kissing, (thank goodness), LOL

ralwus on October 12, 2009:

ROFLMAO All I can really say right now is that fruity cartoon is hucking filarious! ahhahaha Only Misty, LOL

elisabethkcmo from Just East of Oz on October 12, 2009:

Love your reaction of casually lighting a cigarette and telling him to 'put it away'

that's great

fun hub!

diogenes on October 12, 2009:

It's your dynamic sex-appeal, Misty: Even got a staid old married man to drop his daks. The coming back for a kiss amused me; did he say what he wanted kissing!

Keep on kiddo! Bob x

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on October 11, 2009:

PS. All good in Guernsey right now, just getting a bit chilly , but not too bad all in all :)

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on October 11, 2009:

LOL MM, I do live a very odd life, and there is no way I wanted to comment to the Wife, as it might have either caused a scene or really embarrassed her. Thanks for the great feedback :)

Susan Reid from Where Left is Right, CA on October 11, 2009:

Cindy, Sometimes I do wonder if only you have these (mis)adventures. I will deff say only you write about them so cleverly! I was absolutely NOT expecting your reaction, the gent's coming back wanting a kiss (!!!) and then to top it off, coming in with his wife! I almost would have expected you to say something to the wife:-).

Too funny! Good to see you. Hope all's well over there in Guernsey. xo, MM

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on October 11, 2009:

Hi Jewels, so I guess you pretty much did what I did then, "great minds think alike"

Hi Violet, Wow, clever tactic that paid off. I never really felt in danger, but maybe I was not that streetwise then, but certainly he never got the expected reaction I am sure, (actually I suspect /hope I actually made him feel embarrassed due to my lack of a shocked reaction).

VioletSun from Oregon/ Name: Marie on October 11, 2009:

Cindy: I was flashed years ago when I was about to enter my NY apt building, and no one was around except for this bummish looking guy who was walking with everything hanging out, and gave me a look to see my reaction. I looked up at a window, and yelled at a make believe boyfriend, and said "did you see that?!!!", the guy ran away in a flash as he thought I was actually talking to someone who saw him. LOL! I admit, I was shaking a little aftewards as he could have been dangerous.

And in the subways in NYC one sees so many depraved behaviors, that in a sense one becomes sort of immune to many things and also very alert.

Jewels from Australia on October 11, 2009:

Firstly I think I'd laugh if some guy flashed at me. Then I'd inform the police because of the potential harm it causes.

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