Walking down the street, an older guy standing on the corner held out a publication toward me.
“Wanna buy one, sweetie?”
“No thanks, and don’t call me ‘sweetie.'” My standard response.
He surprised me by answering sincerely, “Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to disrespect you.”
See, creepy guys who get angry when I tell you not to call me “angel,” “honey,” and “sweetheart?” This is the proper response.
– Cate Burlington
Location: Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA