(PNS reporting from MIAMI) Frequent catcaller Ruben Torres was stunned Monday evening when a woman he was ogling and taunting at an area dive bar flipped him the bird and berated him in front of his friends.
“I can’t believe she did that to me, man!” he said tearfully in an exclusive PNS interview. “Why would she be so mean?”
Clarissa Cortés told PNS she was “just not having it,” after a 10-hour day balancing the books at Ponce de Leon Wholesale Rejuvenation Supplies and then fighting the traffic on the Palmetto Expressway. She just wanted to leave Tobacco Road on South Miami Avenue and go home to Brickell. Torres’ catcall was the last straw, she said.
“Oh hell no, not after the day I had,” Cortés said. “So I turned around, flipped him the bird and told him that he was an hijo de puta!”
What happened then differs, depending on who you believe. Cortés, 29, told PNS that a wave of sadness swept over Torres’ face and that a single tear rolled down his cheek before he started to pull himself together and ask his bros at Tobacco Road (photo) why the situation had gone south.
Torres, a 35-year-year-old recently-divorced apartment leasing manager, told PNS that he doesn’t care anyway, WTF, and that Cortés isn’t all that.
“She thinks she’s all that, but I don’t care,” Torres told PNS, sniffling. “Whatever, man, plenty of fish in the sea.”
For her part, Cortés said she feels sorry for Torres, but better not catch him screaming at her again.
“Seriously, I mean I feel sorry for the guy, how small is your pipi that you have to go around meeting women from 20 feet away? Pathetic really, but I’m not dealing with his issues right now, I have my own to contend with,” she said.