Anyone else experience something like this?
From an anonymous reader:
On Sunday morning, I was walking back from a bar by myself after being out with friends, it was around 1 a.m.Other items:
I went through the gates at Eastern Market and was walking toward the platform when I heard someone say "excuse me."
I turned around and saw the Metro employee in the booth leaning out trying to get my attention.
If see a Metro employee trying to get my attention, I respond.
Besides, I came through the gates right behind someone, so I thought maybe I accidentally piggy backed or something.
I walked back the kiosk, toward him, and when I got up to the booth, he leaned out, smiled and asked me my name. He was definitely hitting on me. It had that tone.
I turned around immediately and went down to the platforms.
I realize on the scale of getting hit on, this is minor.
But he used his position as a Metro employee in a way that borders on abuse of power.
I was alone, late at night, and until now, I've felt like getting to a Metro station is a safe-haven from potential rapists because it's well lit and manned with people whose job it is to prevent that stuff from happening (Maybe that is a naive worldview.).
To use your power in a Metro uniform in the Metro booth to call over a girl who is alone (and possibly visibly intoxicated - I wasn't that drunk, but when you add a couple drinks and wearing heels, walking becomes precarious), that's just wrong.
To use the illusion that he needed to talk to me by calling to me from the booth ... I don't know, I was creeped out.
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