IÂ live inÂ aÂ city with myÂ 9-month-old golden retriever puppy. Heâs the sweetest boy and loves every dog and person heÂ sees onÂ the street and inÂ the park.
IÂ was walking back from the dog park with myÂ happy puppy and anÂ older man onÂ aÂ bike yelled across the street that heÂ was cute, soÂ I laughed and said, âThank you.â The man then took this asÂ anÂ invitation toÂ bicycle over toÂ meÂ and stopped right next toÂ me.
HeÂ began toÂ ask meÂ questions and the encounter went from pleasant toÂ irritating. âHow old are you? Are you inÂ school? Whatâs your puppyâs name?â heÂ asked.
IÂ told him myÂ boyfriend was inÂ med school and waiting forÂ me (heâs actually out ofÂ the country, soÂ this wasnât true), and toÂ have aÂ nice day, yet heÂ proceeded toÂ goÂ âMannnnnnn, everyone has aÂ boyfriend…â and bicycled next toÂ meÂ down the path back toÂ myÂ apartment, even thoughÂ I was clearly walking away from him and heÂ had been going the other way.