The name of Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station needs to be changed into “Harassment Island Metro Station,” because walking through it to get to the train platform is a gauntlet of harassment.
Yesterday, I was walking through it and this creepy guy sidles past me and says “Hey, mama!” Ew! I told him that’s not how you talk to women, and he just kept alternating between smirking and befuddlement. I don’t know if it was because he didn’t care that he made a pass at me or what.
Today, same time, same location, I walked past this creep who was sitting with a woman. He starts shouting “HEY!” at me. You’d think he was across the street from me the way he was yelling, but no, I was maybe two feet from him, at most. His female friend just stares at me. He then starts yelling “HEY!” again. I refused to give them any time of day and continued to stare straight ahead of me and I kept walking. He mumbles something under his breath when he finally realized I was ignoring him.
It’s bad enough my job is stressful, I don’t need the commute there to be!
Submitted by Anonymous
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