passing in an aisle, a guy leaned in to my ear and said “you look nice.” I paused for a second thinking about what to do. I turned around and said in a loudish voice: “you did not just harass me in the coop.” he was about 10 feet away at this point. he put up one hand in a sorry gesture and said “sorry.” I got louder. I said, “You picked the wrong person and the wrong place?” he put up both hands in apology and said, “sorry, I’m sorry.” the apology was nice. I was bummed none of the other customers or coop workers came over to see what was going on. and harassment “works”: I was nervous the whole rest of the time I was shopping, esp. when I turned a corner and wasn’t sure if I’d see him again.
Submitted by lauren on 1/2/2011
Location: takoma park silver spring food coop
Time of harassment: Evening Rush Hour (3:30P-7:30P)
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