Friday, April 22, 2016

Sorry

Posted on Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 4:00 AM

To the two people on the number 7 who got off the bus after being harassed: I'm really sorry that happened, and I'm sorry no one said anything while you were still on the bus. Something must have happened before I got on—the weird guy was loudly proclaiming odd comments about “transgendered sandwiches” (WTF), but I thought he was just a fucked up guy. It wasn't until you got off (as he yelled some weird comment at your retreating backs) and I saw your stricken faces that I realized the comments were aimed at you. I want you to know that when the weird guy went to get off the bus, a young woman confronted him and told him “he had problems.” I thought he was going to hit her, but instead he just wandered off. The bus driver seemed horrified when she explained what had happened, and immediately filed a report. He apologized and said he would have intervened if he'd realized what was going on. He'd thought he was just a crazy guy saying random shit. So did I. Anyway, I'm sorry it happened, and really sorry no one stood up for you while you were there. But know that someone did, even if it was too late for you to hear. —Fellow Human

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