Street Harassed During My Work Break: “I Just Wanted to Return to the Office Safely!”

Street Harassed During My Work Break: "I Just Wanted to Return to the Office Safely"
Street Harassed During My Work Break: “I Just Wanted to Return to the Office Safely”

Location: I & 16th Street NW (Farragut West/ McPherson)
Time: Daytime (9:30am-3:30pm)

I was returning to the office after going for a walk. As I walked down I St while crossing 16th, a man was crossing in the opposite direction. He immediately changes his direction when he sees me and starts walking with me. “Can I hang witchu?” he asked. “NO!” I yelled. “Fool!” he said, angrily. Then he changed his tone and said, “Good afternoon” in a polite tone. I didn’t care that he tried to be polite with me. I didn’t want him near me and I wanted to return to the office safely. Thankfully he stopped trying to follow me. I thought the whole interaction was weird.

Submitted 5/20/14 by Anonymous.

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