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I marched in and announced that it was my lab from right about now and would they please clear out asap. The students looked up from what they were doing (real work, not Facebook) and then Dr. X came over and patronizingly said: Sure, it's all yours, Sweetie.
And he stroked both of my cheeks with his fingers.
I managed to keep from swatting him, although he roundly deserved it. Instead, I got very angry and told him that I would not tolerate such behavior AT ALL and stormed out of the lab. My students, waiting outside, were rather surprised to see my mood change.
Dr. X came out and wanted me to come into his office for a private chat about the "situation". I was not about to go into a 1:1 situation with him and flatly refused. He whispered "Let's not fight in front of the students". I insisted: I want to state here and now that such behavior is completely unacceptable. And now let me start my class.
It was a 4-hour long seminar, and the dean (who manages to get wind of pretty much everything and was holding office hours in our wing) told me later that Dr. X was sweating blood and tears all afternoon, he kept knocking on my door, hoping I was in.
When class was over Dr. X fluttered in and profusely apologized. He said that they have a new colleague, a woman, who greets all the colleagues with a hug. He just didn't quite realize that I wasn't that colleague..... I almost started to scream when he took my hands as part of his apology. I stated, loud enough for all the students standing around to hear, that I did not want to be touched AT ALL was that clear? He apologized again, and I said okay, don't let that happen EVER AGAIN.
I think the four hours of worry were a wonderful punishment, so I won't be pressing charges. I have enough other crap to deal with at the moment. Had a good laugh with the dean about it, so he knows to keep an eye out for additional misbehavior.