I went to see the damage done to the Washington Harbour building done by the flooding. I was leaning over the wooden fence that they placed at the steps going down to the fountain, surveying the damage done to some of my favorite bars, when I heard a very loud voice make some sort of sound.
I don’t really know what it was supposed to be, some sort of high-pitched “uh-huh” expressing approval. I turned around and saw two tall, males in business casual wear (I assume they work there) snickering to themselves about twenty feet away while looking at me. I ignored them and turned back around. Then I hear “smoke!” shouted very loudly in the same voice. I was concerned there was a fire momentarily, but the same two guys were snickering and looking at me again. I was getting annoyed so I started walking away (unfortunately I had to go past these two losers) and when I passed them, the shorter one shouted “ding!” at me (like he hit the jackpot or something). I told him to f*** off but they just laughed again.
I really don’t get how these code words are supposed to work. Obviously I know I’m being harassed when you yell at me.
Submitted by JN
Location: Washington Harbour
Time of harassment: Day Time (9:30A-3:30P)
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