We all know the situation — a creepy stranger just won't stop hitting on someone. The creep's inexhaustible stubbornness shrugs off even the most direct signs of disinterest.
Local student and blogger Chris Brecheen found himself witness to such a situation while on a nearly empty BART train:
He waited until the train was in motion to make his move—a true sign of someone who knows how to make the environment work to their advantage. Then he leaned forward. “Hi.” “How you doing?” “What are you reading?” “What's your name?” “I really like your hair.” “That's a really nice skirt.” “You must work out.”
It was painful to watch. She clearly wanted nothing to do with him, and he clearly wasn't going to take the hint.
How uncomfortable. What should one do when one sees a victim in this situation? Awkwardly pretend not to stare while secretly hoping the creep gets the message? Or should one step up and play the hero? Brecheen took the latter path.
Read on for the satisfying conclusion to his epic tale. It's well worth it.
Have you ever helped someone out of a similarly awkward jam? Was public transit involved? Let us know in the comments.