i just read your blog post about the crazy man punching you.
what happened to you today is horrible and scary.
people rarely help if you are being harassed, which makes actually getting harassed way scarier because you realize A) this is actually happening right now and something needs to be done about it, B) no one is helping me even though they are RIGHT HERE SEEING IT HAPPEN, and then C) i am on my own to deal with this and i'm not sure what to do/what's going to happen next.
one time this old man who was hugely muscled started harassing me on the ttc and while i tried to get him to leave me alone everyone completely avoided looking at me even though the train was pretty full.
finally i freaked at him because he was boxing me in where i was sitting/hovering over me and talking about his cabin in the woods and how i should go there and asking how old i was, etc etc
eventually i completely freaked out at him because i was scared of what would happen when i got off the train cus, like i said, no one would help but at least there were people around.
we got into a yelling fight and he ended up backing down and apologizing and i realized he was just really high and then everyone gave me these looks like 'haha what a jackass' as if they weren't only concerned about their own asses seconds earlier like he was some super villain who could kill 50 people at once HELLO CAN YOU PLEASE SAY SOMETHING YOU STUPID SELFISH SHITS?
i was lucky he didn't hurt me cus when ppl thought he might i became invisible.
anyway, i'm really sorry this happened to you and i hope your chest is alright. more than that i hope this hasn't freaked you out too much about walking around your neighbourhood because i think an incident like that would make anyone extremely uncomfortable in their safe zone, especially since you've seen him before. stay strong and be safe. my thoughts are with you.
Thursday, September 14, 2006