“You know, we could have a Ménage à trois.”

As I was waiting for the train to head downtown, a man approached me and asked me for my name. I told him, and he responded “that’s nice.”

The man, who was smoking weed at the time, didn’t seem to be going anywhere, so I asked him if I could help him with something. He asked me if I had a boyfriend, and I told him yes, hoping he’d leave me alone. That didn’t work. “That’s too bad,” he said. “So we can’t be friends.” I tried to be polite, and said “No, I’m alright.” He then said, “Your boyfriend probably wouldn’t like that, would he?” I chose to ignore him.

Then, the kicker: “You know, we could have a Ménage à trois.” At that point, I walked as far down the platform as possible until the train arrived, all with the individual following me until I boarded a train car.

Submitted by JS on 3/10/2011

Location: Takoma Metro Station

Time of harassment: Morning Rush Hour (5A-9:30A)

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