10:00 am- Go to a neighborhood restaurant to meet a TI. As I look for her inside, I turn a corner and see a woman sitting alone in a booth, she starts rubbing her right chest with her left hand.
As I wait in the front of the restaurant, a young Hispanic family with one child enters after loudly pounding on the door. The Mom and the child pass me 4 times while I am there, the child making loud slapping sounds on the floor with her sandals each time. An elderly couple comes in and tells the host they need a table for 8 people.
While we are eating, 2 women and a child sit at the booth next to us. The older woman makes a straight-armed pointing gesture over the back of her booth for an extended period of time, pretending she is seeing something outside and pointing it out t0 the child. A large, loud party takes the booth behind me.
1:30 I arrive at my meditation class, a woman dressed in black and white walks into the building ahead of me. I have to use the restroom but go to the water fountain first. When I get to the 2 separate unisex bathrooms, one is occupied and the cleaning woman is blocking the other one. I watch 2 middle-aged men in the adjacent waiting area as I wait. One has a little smirk of anticipation on his face. After a minute he starts rubbing his right chest with his left hand. So gross. The other restroom opens up, the woman dressed in black and white exits.
A woman whispers loudly to the instructor through the first 10 minutes of meditation. I plug my ears with my fingers. During the lecture part of the class, the same drippy woman pulls her chair in front of me and mimics picking her nose.
5:25 pm- Stop at Petco. 2 Perps and an employee crowd and block the aisle I need to enter. When I exit the store there is a young girl standing on the sidewalk in front of my car. As I round the corner I see her Dad standing there behind her wearing shades and a cell phone to his ear. They loiter there and stare at me blankly until well after I load my trunk, get in my car, and drive away. The kid perps are so creepy. As I exit the shopping center, a car runs a red light and crosses in front of me well after my light turned green. It feels like a threat.
5:45pm- Go to the market for a few things. Male employee sees me and quickly rushes down an aisle while texting someone on his cell. “Wonder Perps Activate!” Usual market BS, blocking harassment, color harassment, stalking. As I head for the door a male employee zips out from behind me and passes right in front of me, almost hitting me. “Oh, sorry,” he says like it was an accident. “No you’re not,” I said. And he laughs like I am making a joke.
6:00 pm- I go to the FedEx store to make copies and send a fax. One employee immediately starts busying himself near me wherever I go in the store. When I go to the fax area, a perp in a bright turquoise button down comes in for a passport photo. He stands menacingly close behind me while he waits and I turn around and stare back. I ask him if he has a question. “No thanks, I’m being helped,” he said, and goes back to the counter. Another employee starts vacuuming. When I stare at her she starts picking her nose. My fax is complete but no confirmation sheet comes out, the paper tray is empty. I use the same fax machine every time and of course they know this, just sayin’.