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An incident in the subway

Many years ago I was on a NY subway late at night with my then current light of my life when a drunk started harrassing us. For some reason, without thinking about it, I just growled, "You Leave My Woman Alone". He looked startled, mumbled an apology, and moved off. [I was probably more startled than he was because this wasn't me.]

One of the reasons that the incident stuck in my mind is that I always felt there was an important lesson there and I'm not quite sure what it is. It may have something to do with establishing in the harrasser's mind that they are out of their league, in their own terms.


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