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So this happened:
I was out in the neighborhood, walking on a crowded street. Dressed nice, but casual: ultramarine blue sleeveless CYA top with very white flow-y wide leg “cabana” pants, blue flats, but no forms or pads and no makeup. Hair done nicely, as I had just come from the hairdresser’s. Carrying a small sling bag.
Some guy took up a position directly in front of me. I moved togo around him, and he moved to block me again. I did a huge eye-roll in his direction, complete with a head-shake, to express my exasperation. (I wasn’t afraid of him at all – I’m 6’4″ and 195 pounds, and he was maybe 5″10/170, and didn’t seem particularly threatening.) As I got closer, I said, forcefully, “go away!” and walked around him. As I went by he said “oh, why don’t you just talk to me, baby? I like your style!” I didn’t look back, just kept walking.
Was there a better way I should have handled the situation? I didn’t have time to think about it in the moment, just reacted as I described. What should I have done differently?
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