“[It] made me wish there was a more offensive gesture than flipping him off.”

Location: 17th and Columbia
Time: Day Time (9:30am-3:30pm)

As I was walking out of the grocery store, a man walking past me leaned over and made a loud kissing noise in my ear, startling me. I turned around and gave him the middle finger. He was laughing at my obvious discomfort and anger, which made me wish there was a more offensive gesture than flipping him off.

Submitted on 9/29/12 by Anonymous

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