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26 Apr 2019, 6:45 am

This morning on the bus, I was sitting down reading my phone and there happened to be a man who sat next to me. (This is a different man from the one I talked about earlier).
Though there have been several times where he had been bumping and grinding with me and saying "How are you?" "See you later." I have no problem with people saying these things but I have seen him bump and grind into me. Today, he sat next to me and I firmly told him, "Get the hint, I am not interested in you" and moved away. I also did what I could to try and avoid him.

I want to know -Did I misread the flirting for someone who was trying to be friendly? If I misjudged him could someone point that out?

That didn't work because he sought me out afterward and figuratively got into my face in a very intimidating to me. "Excuse me you, keep your smart comments to yourself. I am not interested in you either, I am just riding the train." I felt like he had stepped over my boundaries and told him, "I did not give you any comments." I shouted at him, "Do not ever abuse me again."

Any thoughts on his anger?



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26 Apr 2019, 7:31 am

Who says "I'll see you later" after such a minor exchange? It's not like you had a conversation or anything.

I think you read the situation well and dealt with it well too. He'll probably stew on it for a short while then dismiss you as crazy. Most importantly, he will probably avoid further contact.



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26 Apr 2019, 8:28 am

domineekee wrote:
Who says "I'll see you later" after such a minor exchange? It's not like you had a conversation or anything.

I think you read the situation well and dealt with it well too. He'll probably stew on it for a short while then dismiss you as crazy. Most importantly, he will probably avoid further contact.


I thought I heard other people telling him to call down or perhaps I heard the police at the station catching him. As for him avoiding me, I hope he does because I will be avoiding him. :lol:



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26 Apr 2019, 10:28 am

I think at this point it’s less about offending people and more about learning what’s safe and what’s not. I normally find people who repeatedly test boundaries to be moral-less, if they bump into you one way-what’s to stop them from going further? Better to nip it in the bud



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26 Apr 2019, 10:53 am

evilsithwraith666 wrote:
I think at this point it’s less about offending people and more about learning what’s safe and what’s not. I normally find people who repeatedly test boundaries to be moral-less, if they bump into you one way-what’s to stop them from going further? Better to nip it in the bud


I will do myself a favor to avoid him as much as possible and every time he keeps persuing me, I will whip out my phone and discretely report him to the transit police and keep the operators on the busses and trains notified. He looks like he can be nasty.



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26 Apr 2019, 11:06 am

evilsithwraith666 wrote:
I think at this point it’s less about offending people and more about learning what’s safe and what’s not. I normally find people who repeatedly test boundaries to be moral-less, if they bump into you one way-what’s to stop them from going further? Better to nip it in the bud


Absolutely this. Stay safe.


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26 Apr 2019, 6:05 pm

Trueno wrote:
evilsithwraith666 wrote:
I think at this point it’s less about offending people and more about learning what’s safe and what’s not. I normally find people who repeatedly test boundaries to be moral-less, if they bump into you one way-what’s to stop them from going further? Better to nip it in the bud


Absolutely this. Stay safe.


I am going to sit in a different part of the bus and listen to music in my headphones and just avoid him altogether. If he tries to pursue me, I will use the marta police app and tell the bus drivers.



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27 Apr 2019, 5:28 pm

Summer_Twilight wrote:
This morning on the bus, I was sitting down reading my phone and there happened to be a man who sat next to me. (This is a different man from the one I talked about earlier).
Though there have been several times where he had been bumping and grinding with me and saying "How are you?" "See you later." I have no problem with people saying these things but I have seen him bump and grind into me. Today, he sat next to me and I firmly told him, "Get the hint, I am not interested in you" and moved away. I also did what I could to try and avoid him.

What do you mean by bumping and grinding?


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29 Apr 2019, 8:10 am

BeaArthur wrote:
Summer_Twilight wrote:
This morning on the bus, I was sitting down reading my phone and there happened to be a man who sat next to me. (This is a different man from the one I talked about earlier).
Though there have been several times where he had been bumping and grinding with me and saying "How are you?" "See you later." I have no problem with people saying these things but I have seen him bump and grind into me. Today, he sat next to me and I firmly told him, "Get the hint, I am not interested in you" and moved away. I also did what I could to try and avoid him.

What do you mean by bumping and grinding?


Oh, he would make a habit of running ahead of me and bumping into me so he could talk to me. "See you later," "Hi, etc. I have no problem with being polite and nor do I think he was evil. I think he probably was looking for something more but I was not interested like that.



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29 Apr 2019, 8:21 am

Summer_Twilight wrote:
BeaArthur wrote:
Summer_Twilight wrote:
This morning on the bus, I was sitting down reading my phone and there happened to be a man who sat next to me. (This is a different man from the one I talked about earlier).
Though there have been several times where he had been bumping and grinding with me and saying "How are you?" "See you later." I have no problem with people saying these things but I have seen him bump and grind into me. Today, he sat next to me and I firmly told him, "Get the hint, I am not interested in you" and moved away. I also did what I could to try and avoid him.

What do you mean by bumping and grinding?


Oh, he would make a habit of running ahead of me and bumping into me so he could talk to me. "See you later," "Hi, etc. I have no problem with being polite and nor do I think he was evil. I think he probably was looking for something more but I was not interested like that.

Eh? I'm pretty sure that bumping and grinding is a raunchy Caribbean style of dance! :lol:
Anyway, I hope your commute has been without incident Summer_Twilight



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29 Apr 2019, 8:50 am

domineekee wrote:
Summer_Twilight wrote:
BeaArthur wrote:
Summer_Twilight wrote:
This morning on the bus, I was sitting down reading my phone and there happened to be a man who sat next to me. (This is a different man from the one I talked about earlier).
Though there have been several times where he had been bumping and grinding with me and saying "How are you?" "See you later." I have no problem with people saying these things but I have seen him bump and grind into me. Today, he sat next to me and I firmly told him, "Get the hint, I am not interested in you" and moved away. I also did what I could to try and avoid him.

What do you mean by bumping and grinding?


Oh, he would make a habit of running ahead of me and bumping into me so he could talk to me. "See you later," "Hi, etc. I have no problem with being polite and nor do I think he was evil. I think he probably was looking for something more but I was not interested like that.

Eh? I'm pretty sure that bumping and grinding is a raunchy Caribbean style of dance! :lol:
Anyway, I hope your commute has been without incident Summer_Twilight


I didn't know what else to call it and yes it was because I elected to
1. Sit in a different part of the bus
2. Listen to music in my headphones which helped a lot today



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30 Apr 2019, 4:00 am

He’a a total douche.



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30 Apr 2019, 8:57 am

domineekee wrote:
Eh? I'm pretty sure that bumping and grinding is a raunchy Caribbean style of dance! :lol:

I don't know if it's Caribbean, but I think it's universally meant to imply raunchy, specifically with some gyration of the hips and pelvis in a sexually suggestive way. As such, I don't think it's really what Summer meant. A man "bumping and grinding" at me in a subway is a whole lot different than running ahead to "bump into" me.


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