Something’s missing here. I don’t. think you are being compketely honest here. Especially the incident with the boyfriend. Id get peturbed too. Face it you were encouraging the attention fron the garbage can man. That’s strange. But not unheard of from women who do not get all the attention they want from the men they want it from. Like your boyfriend perhaps. Why are you being polite to someone who is being lewd and harrassing to you?
Move away and ignore.
Maybe you should question why you describe yourself as a small human ?
You can’t change others but you change yourself. Daily.