Stand Your Grounds
The Laura Becker

I left the US several years ago for the expat life in SE Asia. Sometimes I feel like I’ve lost touch with the US, specifically California, more specifically Monterey. When I hear a story like yours, I am shocked on several levels.

Keep buying coffee. Keep going outside the house and interacting with people.

If this is what has become acceptable social behavior, I’ll continue to live in a predominantly Muslim, non-English speaking nation where I am an old, white, male, minority of one (in my town). I seem to be getting a lot more respect than was shown you.

Good luck with getting on with your life and your message.

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