Saw a thing about street harassment and now I am going to share some stories.
-One time I had just gotten off the bus, the sun had just gone down, and I was waiting to cross the street, a truck passed and the guy inside was like eyeballing me (nothing particularly new) but then this creep decides to turn around and pull into the parking lot of the business at the corner of the side of the street I was crossing to. He stops his car and waits for me to cross. I pretend not to notice and try to keep walking. He then proceeds to pull up directly in front of me and starts asking if I needed a ride and trying to convince me to get into his car. After declining so many times he’s just like “okay” and gives me that weird creepy smirk. He then proceeded to wink and blow me a kiss before driving off.
I walked maybe half a block after that, feeling uncomfortable, and this car passed by me slowly, I noticed the person inside looking at me, but then they drove off. That same car proceeded to to around the block and slowly pass by me again, pull into a driveway, reverse, and pass by me again.
-Another time I was walking home after class and when I passed by the corner house before my street, there were some guys loading things into a truck and one of them just kept looking at me. I was like 3 houses away from mine and the truck pulls up next to me. He got in is truck and followed me. I stopped walking so he wouldn’t know where I lived and he first asked if I knew where a street was and I didn’t know. He then looked me up and down with this look on his face and proceeded to tell me that he would give me $1000 upfront if I "took a quick ride with him" and he tried to convince me to get in the car. I was like frozen and when he finally drove away I just stood there like an idiot until I couldn’t see the truck anymore before I practically ran home.
Those are the two I remember most vividly, and that were the most “chilling” like, i’ve been followed many times, yelled at/made noises at, one time these guys whistled and threw water at me and my friend.. Like that’s not even the half of it, especially on the bus. One time this guy kept talking to me and when my stop came up he blocked my exits and wouldn’t let me get off the bus until he gave me a hug.
It’s all seriously some bullshit.