So, my 10 year old niece and I are walking into a restaurant, we entered thru a different door than where the hostesses were located. Therefore, we had to walk thru the restaurant and pass the bar to get seated. I’m walking she is behind me but she’s still visible.
As I pass the bar, a man yells “HELLO!” in a “look what we have here kind of way.” I give him a stern “Hello” and a facial expression to let him know that I am not the one. I’m going to speak and you will leave me alone, I have children with me. There is nothing more embarrassing than being approached by a man when you are with your “babies.”
When we get to the podium, my niece leans in and says “Hey do you know him?” I said “No baby, I don’t know.”
A little annoyed and embarrassed because I’m thinking I may have to explain this to her–that this happens to women, why it happens and a whole bunch of crap I don’t want to go into because it’s heavy for a ten year old and my niece holds the record for maximum number of questions in a 2-minute period (15).
She looks back at him, looks at me and says “STRANGER DANGER!”
I howled. And said “Honey you don’t know the half!”
Submitted by DB on 8/25/2010
Location: Mass & North Capitol
Time of Harassment: Evening Rush Hour (3:30P-7:30P)