two coworkers and i were on the metro heading to a hearing on the hill (to listen in) on international vawa (violence against women act). it was tax day (yay, paying taxes is patriotic!) and a bunch of “tea party” (i like their original name better) folks hopped on with their signs and buttons. one of my coworkers was standing next to the seats that the other two of us were sitting in.
one of the tea party folks was an older man, in his 60s. when the train started moving he turned to my coworker who was standing and said to her, “if i were younger, i’d use the train’s stop and go to bump into a beautiful girl like you!” and started laughing.
i turned to him and told him that his “joke” was not funny. he said, oh sure it is. and i replied, “no, no it isn’t. that’s harassment and that’s unacceptable.” he tried to play it off as a joke, but when i stood my ground, he eventually apologized and said he was sorry.
the tea party crew then decided to sit down near a group of young teenage girls to try to convince them that obama and the democrats were restricting their freedom.
i thought the interaction was mostly over, until my colleagues and i got off of the metro. as i was leaving, two of the women in the group said to me, “goodbye bulldagger.”
flashback to the 50’s, eh?
submitted by a.l. on 4/19/2010
Location: Metro Center (on the train)
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