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A flight attendant's clever ploy to ward off creeps by wearing a fake ring has gone viral.

While intentionally humorous, her amusing tactic also sparked an online discussion about the lengths to which many women have to go to protect themselves from unwanted advances.

"Works like a charm," wrote TikToker @flywithtay in the viral video which has amassed over 1.2 million views.

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Works like a charm #losangeles #flightattendant #WelcomeBack #ChiliDogYumPlz


In the video, the 22-year-old wore her flight crew uniform and flaunted her fake ring while walking down the aisle of an empty aircraft cabin.

In a superimposed text, she said the prop was a "fake Amazon engagement ring at work to keep the creeps away."

People shared their observations from her video and commented on the bad behaviors of some men.

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Other women admitted to doing the same thing.


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When a user inquired about the effectiveness of her hack, she said:

"Yes! And when they still ask I just flash the ring and it stops the conversation."


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Others revealed a different outcome of employing the strategy.


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And when one user asked a hypothetical, she revealed her dating status.



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"As always all my videos are in good spirit," she wrote in the comments.

"I'm just a girl trying to avoid an awkward situation lol."
"I keep my work and love life separate."