So what you’re saying here is “worst case scenario you put yourself in physical danger, potentially…

Good afternoon, anonymous. Boy.. you’re as vulgar as you are confused. So it’s actually the author’s solution that the highlighted bit refers to. I believe that pretending to be appreciative of and interested in a catcaller is likely to elevate their confusion when you get to the inevitable “Ok, I don’t want to talk to you.” I think that clearly communicating your disinterest rather than feigning friendship for 60 seconds or minutes is a much safer solution. Please read comments thoroughly before replying or highlighting. Thank you.

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