I'm in Cali for the summer and don't really know the bus system so I ended up on the bus (after getting on the wrong one) late at night. As anyone would be, I was very bothered when he sat so close to me. I was already freaked out but what really got my heart pounding was when he whispered that into my ear. But as it turned out, he was partially blind. A woman had gotten on with him at the same stop and he thought I was her. They both apologized for the mistake. I'm just glad he wasn't a psycho.

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That's your cue to scream. He won't be complaining about your silence after that.

Touch his leg seductively and slowly bring a knife to his nuts. Chances are, he doesn't want to be a eunuch yet.

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That's your cue to scream. He won't be complaining about your silence after that.

Or whip out a handy-dandy rape whistle.

Or just punch him in the face. That might give you some time to run out of the bus.

i think scream is sth that those creeps like. i've been approached by sexual harassers twice during the night last year, i didn't ever react with scream, nor run, nothing happened. those are attention seekers, better remain calm!

I would've looked into the empty seats slowly and whisper, "I see dead people." Creeping out a creep usually works.

I would of noticed his face was near mine, look over to him, and do random sign language; or just say "Gan mo leiscéal". I bet you that he does not speak irish.

She should scream "STOP TOUCHING MY BOOBS" should get the drivers attention.

Most brilliant response ever #48.

Or punch that fucker. Say its a act of self defense. People will understand

That's your cue to get off the bus, even if its not your exit...

Touch his leg seductively and slowly bring a knife to his nuts. Chances are, he doesn't want to be a eunuch yet.

because people carry knifes with them everywhere

Actually a lot of people do, particularly people from the south. You never know when you'll need one.

I do. You never know when a five inch pocket knife could save your life.

You also never know when your knife could be turned on you.

I wasn't just talking about self defense situations. I was walking in the woods behind my house and stepped on a pile of leaves, turns out there was a hole in it and it sent me right into a patch of blackberry bushes. (For those who don't know they are covered in thorns.) My arm ended up stuck in the bush because my shirt sleeve was so full of them, I used my knife to cut my sleeve off so I didn't have to walk home topless, or risk my other arm getting my shirt out. A knife is a multipurpose tool for a lot of people.

Get a restraining order on him or something.

for a guy you'll never see again???

or someone whose name you don't know. doesn't really go far

To get a restraining order, you generally have to prove an immediate threat. Good luck with that.

Let's assume OP got the restraining order, they would have to literally go searching for the creep in order to serve them notice. Not to mention, OP would have to give this stranger, that they would otherwise never see again, all of their location information so that the creep would know where to "stay away" from.

That's kinda creepy.. But if it's an older person it might not have been so weird.. They tend to like to invade personal space.. Anyways OP, I hope you moved away and felt comfortable again.. I hate when strangers get too close

Age doesn't matter. It's creepy. And wrong.

If it was an older guy, it's even creepier in my opinion. Especially if OP is a teenager.

Even though some older people do get kind of "touchy", they don't usually whisper in people's ear. If there wasn't very many people on the bus, then whispering is completely pointless (just talk), and breathing in their ear like that is just creepy.

what the hell?! Do not go around insulting the elderly! I've actually never met an elderly person who tried getting really close to me like that. Think again before you go around judging.

hell that's creepy

He's probably just really lonely...still really creepy though, I would've moved to the other side of the bus ASAP

Stop don't touch me there! This is my No No square!

R A P E get your hands away from me!

I need an adult!

Oh shit; I think I'd hit him as a reaction. I know you didn't wanna seem rude but soon as he sat it's your prerogative to get up or not.

That must've rubbed you the wrong way.

I'm generally not one to recommend making a scene in public, but in this case, feel free to make as much noise as you want. For someone like this, whether he's just a lonely guy with no social skills or a serial psycho, silence equals consent. Also, if it's late at night and the bus is nearly empty-sit behind the driver.