Train bridge harasser

I recently graduated high school. One day I was headed to lunch with some friends and I passed under the train bridge. I made the mistake of locking eyes with some guy coming in the opposite direction. I quickly averted my eyes, but after we had passed he circled back.

“Is your name Sarah? Are you a junior at __ High School?”

I told him I wasn’t Sarah and I wasn’t a junior. My friends and I tried to walk off. He walked with us. Still assuming I was under 18, he asked for my phone number. I turned him down and we walked off very quickly.

– anonymous

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One Response to Train bridge harasser

  1. Jen says:

    This reminds me of an incident when myself and a friend were walking to school one day when we about 14. Two men passing said to my friend ‘You’ll have a right body on you when you’re 16!’ Sooo…blatantly admitting they were leering at an underage girl in the street. That seems appropriate, right? I think that was the first time I realised these men were out there.

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