I was on my way to a kickboxing class and realized I had forgotten my water so I stopped to pick up a bottle at the 7-11 closest to my gym. Two clerks were at the front, but one (a woman) was stocking the cigarettes while the other (a man) worked just one register. There were still two people in front of me when a man walked in, got in line behind me and said “Hey beautiful, how you doin’?” I usually find that a brief acknowledgment and then moving on my way quickly works the best in deflecting further attention, so I responded with “Fine. Thank you.” However, I had no where to go because I was stuck in line.
He then started remarking on my figure stating that he could tell I worked out, and making comments about my backside, etc. The female clerk, abruptly stopped stocking and stepped over to the second register to ring up my purchase. I definitely felt that she did it to spare me having to stand there and listen to this, which I was grateful l for, but later I was angry with myself because I froze up and had no response to this guy.
Submitted by G
Location: 7-11 across from Braddock Road Metro Station
Time of Harassment: Evening Rush Hour (3:30P-7:30P)
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