This morning, I was headed to work and Lee Highway was being re-paved. It looked like part of where I was walking had been re-paved. It looked wet and I didn’t want to step in it so I skipped over it. These construction workers were yelling loudly at me. At first I thought it was because they were telling me I shouldn’t walk near it, but I turn around and see these guys making fun of me. They were imitating my skip, calling me names (such as “prissy”) and laughing at me. It was tacky and uncalled for. I don’t think they would’ve done this if I were a man.
I snapped a photo of these men then calmly walked up to the truck, pulled out my notebook and a pen and started writing down the truck information and company information. The one who was the loudest taunter turned quiet, sipping his iced tea and doing nothing as I copied down the information. I said nothing to these men during this and vice versa. I then walked away. Not once did they try to stop me. They knew they were going to be in trouble.
So I’m about to call their company, IWH Corp (they’re in Laurel, MD) now. Their number is (202) 361-8813. Also, the license plate of this truck was 204 ED (the E was on top of the D) 21, MD plates. (Also, there was some kind of registration sticker on it, 2224 65 DC.)
I don’t know why these men think it’s cool to bother women while they’re on the clock, especially when their company’s information is out there for the world to see. Nothing I did this morning warranted their behavior towards me. Let’s hope this phone call I make goes well.
Submitted by Anonymous on 6/22/2010
Location: 2400 block of Lee Highway, Arlington, VA
Time of Harassment : Morning Rush Hour (5A-9:30A)
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