So. I smacked someone today and stopped myself from apologizing to him.
That's really rude, isn't it? And usually totally unlike me.
But let me explain.
I'm in the grocery store, contemplating my purchase choice.
When I feel a hand touch my hair. And someone say "your hair is really soft and pretty."
At which I swung my hand up and smacked the hand away.
And then I turned around and started to say "I'm so...".
And I stopped. Because you know what?
I didn't know him.
He didn't have permission to touch me.
And I didn't want him to touch me.
So really, I'm not sorry I smacked a man's hand away from my hair.
You think my hair is lovely? Thank you for the compliment.
But you don't get to touch me.
I. Don't. Know. You.
Don't do it to anyone.