Catcalling to Stalking

I was walking to the grocery store half a block from my house. Some guy started yelling, “Hi, baby,” and whatever from a car. I ignored him and went into the store. He got out of the car, followed me into the store, tracked me down, and started rambling at me in a not-all-there way. He wasn’t being verbally aggressive, just intimidating. So I stand there and let him ramble for a minute or two while I try to figure out what to do. Fortunately, there were a lot of people in the store, so I was relatively safe. While I was thinking, he introduced himself and asked me if I was married, and I said yes (I’m not). He ranted for a minute about what a shame it is that I’m married, then left the store.

Submitted by FCB on 3/28/2010

Location: New Hampshire Ave NW and Gallatin NW

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3 Responses

  1. Golden Silence
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    I wish these men would realize how abnormal this is!

  2. cathy
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    omg wtf. ridiculous. i’m glad you felt safe, at the very least.

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