I'm a sixteen year old female and I live in a house which both members work a lot of the time, leaving me to walk and ride the bus to destinations. That being said, I would appreciate to be left alone, instead of hearing "What are you doing?" or "Where are you going?" by middle aged men who have nothing better to do than be interested in me minding my own business. Can I please be left in my own peace rather than have to worry if you might follow me home? Because you certainly don't ask me these questions in a casual way. Do I need to invest in pepper spray for protection, in worry of more male creeps? I've had enough. If you continue to ask "Do you want to hang out?" I am most likely going to answer with: "Piss off."
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