I’m walking to meet a friend for lunch, and silly me, rather than change trains, I get off at Metro Center and walk to Chinatown. On my short walk, a man says, as I pass him, “How are you baby?” Ugh.
I’m so disgusted that I just keep walking. I’m not your baby. Would he want people to say that to his mom/wife/daughter?
Meanwhile, I’m thinking that if I wasn’t late for lunch I would have said something. I often wonder if my anger will translate into uselessly yelling at the verbal attacker or if I can calmly state what I know I should say…”Stop harassing women. I don’t like it. Nobody likes it. Show some respect.” Is it possible for people to just politely say hello?
Location:11th and G Streets NW
Submitted by JS
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