I haven’t written about my train experiences in a little while so here’s one which happened today.
I was standing on the platform waiting for a train and I was in a terrible mood. My day didn’t go as planned and I felt sad and disappointed. I noticed a sleazy looking guy staring at me so I sort of glared back at him. I feel so self-conscious when people stare. He moved closer to me and it made me feel awkward. I listened to music to kill time and to show that I wasn’t interested in engaging in any sort of conversation. He kept staring at me so I became really worried and looked away promptly. As the train pulled up, he came right up close to me and said something like, “You have beautiful eyes” but it was hard to hear with headphones in, he could have just as easily said, “You have huge thighs.” or “You have beautiful eyes…I want to keep them in a jar with the rest of my eye collection.” I got freaked out because I don’t handle these situations well so I hurried away to a different train carriage and spent the rest of the trip worried that he would find me.
Maybe if I hadn’t been in such a crappy mood and maybe if this guy didn’t have a creepy look about him, I might have actually said something like “thank you”, but that didn’t happen and now he probably thinks I am really rude, but I don’t care. I just wanted to get out of the situation as quickly as possible.