Satiric radio commentary for the 90s from the man who drained Lake Michigan and filled it with hot chocolate!!!

The Heimlich Harrassment

Stan Freberg here. Like most gentlemen, I'm all for treating women with respect, but do you think this sexual harrassment thing is getting a little out of hand? Be right back. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg here. I thought I'd heard everything when I heard about the 7-year old boy who kissed a little girl on the cheek and was immediately sent home by the principal. His parents were told he was guilty of "sexual harrassment." 7 years old.

But a new story tops that. A waitress is suing her boss for sexual harrassment, after he saw her choking and gave her the Heimlich Maneuver to save her life.

When waitress Gina Renford--who was eating at the Tampa, Florida restaurant where she works--started choking, her quick-thinking boss, Roger Paradine, sprang into action. "Luckily," he says, "I learned the Heimlich Maneuver in a first-aid course. I wrapped my arms around her diaphragm, exerted force, and a large chunk of meat came flying out of her mouth."

Two weeks later, the waitress quit, and is suing him for $4 million, for wrapping his arms around her, while giving her the Heimlich, which I guess could be construed as "sexual harrassment," and thus, her lawyer says, "inflicting emotional distress."

Whaddya say? You think this "sexual harrassment" thing is getting a little out of control? Maybe not. I say let's be careful before we save some woman's life by administering the Heimlich Harrassment.

Stan Freberg here.

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