Remember last winter, when I was getting yelled at daily from a bus stop full of high schoolers? Well I grew some balls and finally confronted them.
The question is, why do some men think they need to heckle me while I run!? They think that just because I am a girl, they have the right to tease me. I don't get it.
On Saturday I was running long so I ventured out farther than my normal neighborhood path. I had to cut past an industrial park to get back to my hood This was around mile eight. I was running up a hill, and on the other side of the road, there was a big tractor trailer backing up. There was a guy behind the trailer gesturing to the driver that he could keep backing up.
Then, he stopped gesturing, turned toward me, and decided to make the same gesture to me, urging me up the hill. "Come on, come on," he said. I gave him a wry smile and thought he should be paying attention to the tractor trailer backing up into him, not some girl he doesn't know minding her own business and trying to run up a hill in 80+ degrees!
I wasn't super angry, but I made the mental note that some men feel like they can heckle a woman simply because she's a woman. If I was a dude, that guy would not have done that to me. It may seem like a small thing, and maybe it's not a big deal, but it is definitely an observation I have been making. As you get older, you realize these things...
Ladies, do you ever get heckled by men on your runs?
Dudes, do you ever get heckled by other men? If you, then maybe my observation is incorrect!?