Men at Work

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I was harassed by not one, not two, but THREE men! The worst of all is that these men were all on the clock in some way, shape or form. The first incident was a Metro Access driver who beeped at me. I knew the beep was addressed to me since there was no other traffic on the street at the time.

While I didn’t see his face, I got his license plate: DC plate B 43034. Where do they get these Metro Access drivers from?! They seem to be nothing but trouble. The second was a guy in a green pick up truck. He beeps at me, and reflexively I look (why did I look?) then he waves at me. I was furious. The second damn beep within a 5-10 minute period. I yelled at him to leave me alone and take that shit elsewhere.

I didn’t get the license plate (I saw this was also a DC vehicle), but I got a phone number on a bumper sticker (Electrician? Call 202-669-1170). I looked up the number online and all I got was random reverse phone number sites. Later in the evening, I was harassed by a guy who was either a cop or a security guard. I got the feeling he would do/say something, but I didn’t want to change my direction. I kept walking, and while he was doing something (it looked like he was directing traffic that didn’t exist), he says “Howya doin’, baby?” in that sexual tone. Gross.

I didn’t want to say anything for fear that he’d abuse his authority and arrest me for talking back, so I rolled my eyes and kept on walking. It was such a warm, pleasant day, but dealing with men harassing me (harassing while at work, to boot!) was unpleasant.

Submitted by anonymous

Location:0th & Daniel Street; 10th at Fillmore & Washington Blvd; Fairfax Drive between Monroe and Nelson, Arlington, VA

Time of harassment:Evening Rush Hour (3:30P-7:30P)

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