“I kept moving closer to the window, trying to ignore him but he kept getting closer.”

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Location: Green line between Georgia Ave and Fort Totten; going toward Greenbelt
Time:  Daytime (9:30am-3:30pm)

I was riding [the metro] back to my car at the Greenbelt station, reading a book when this older man came and sat next to me. For the next two stops he proceeded to inch closer to me, pressing his leg into mine. I kept moving closer to the window, trying to ignore him but he kept getting closer. He introduced himself to me and started asking me questions. I gave him short, non-descriptive answers and tried not to engage him. He went on to try to market himself as a lover and try to get my number. As we pulled up to Fort Totten I told him this was my stop (it wasn’t) and he proceeded to follow me off the train. He told me about the “sensuality of the ear” and then touched mine. He finally left me alone, I went up to the red line platform, waited a few minutes and went back to the green line. Not only did he make me feel extremely uncomfortable, he added 20 minutes to my trip home.

Submitted on 7/16/12 by “Amy A.”

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One Response

  1. John B

    Just reading this made me very uncomfortable.

    When my sister was single (she has been married 22 years), she and her friends would give a fake number to a persistent pest.

    Made sense to me.