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New submission from Lisa
It was the middle of the day and there were lots of people around. I vaguely heard a male voice behind me and assumed he was talking to someone on the phone, so I just carried on walking. After a while though, I realized he was talking to me, trying to get my attention and “complimenting” me. Eventually he came up beside me, and even though I was boiling inside I kept ignoring him, as I felt that if I said something now, I would undermine the ignoring I’d done earlier when I thought he was just talking to someone else. After what felt like forever he walked away.
The event made me so angry that I went home and thought about what I should/could have said and I came up with a line that has come in handy many times since then: “Perhaps you should try the lonely hearts column/internet dating instead, cause it’ll work better!” That gives me back the power and makes the harrasser’s mates laugh at him. Works for me.
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