Shouldn’t have looked in his direction – Jami’s story
One evening I was heading home with a group of musicians from a conference in Okoboji. We got hungry and decided to stop at Burger King for a quick late dinner. Waiting in line to put in my order, I could feel someone’s eyes glued to me.
Don’t look, don’t look, don’t look, don’t look. You know you’re gonna make it worse if you make eye contact.
The second my eyes met the guy in line who was staring at me, he started licking his lips and making kissing faces/noises at me.
I felt a combination of sick, wanting to disappear, and intense rage.
At the same time I wondered HOW is no one else in line seeing this?! I wanted to charge at him, rip the tweezers out of my purse and start stabbing him in both eyes.
But lucky for him, the only thing I managed to do in that moment was quickly turn away and start up a conversation with one of the people I was traveling with.
I wish I had called him out.