I had to work two extra hours at work (which I get no overtime for) and was in an evil mood. I just sensed that a harasser was going to try to talk to me and put me in an even worse mood than what I was.
During my walk to the train station, I went to drop a library book off. Homeless people were hanging around which is a regular occurrence when the library is open, but it creeps me out when the library is closed (this was about 7:45 in the evening).
I put my book in the drop box, and walked past this guy. He was eating a sandwich, and I knew, JUST KNEW that when he started staring at me like mad and smacking really loudly on his sandwich that he was going to try to talk to me. And sadly, my gut feeling was right.
“Baby, can I walk with you?” he asked. Like I said, I was not in the mood.
“I am NOT your FUCKING baby!” I snapped, full of venom. He had no response to it, and went back to eating his sandwich. And when I pulled out my cell phone to snap his photo, he just stared. What a loser. Did he honestly think I’d be flattered by his company? Hell no!
When I got closer to my neck of the woods, I was on guard. I wore sunglasses though the sun was close to setting, I crossed the street when I saw a group of teenage boys hanging out on one block, jumped when a car beeped at me, and had my phone out ready to snap photos of any other harassers or call the police if need be. It’s sad that I can’t just live my life and go about my day, it sucks that I have to be on guard all the time.
Submitted by D
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