compliment, threat, same thing…?

17 Mar

So…

This morning, as I made my way toward the metro escalators, I noticed a woman adjacent to me, also heading for the escalators. Even more notable was the fact that she was looking directly at me, a sort of knowing smile/smirk on her face. At first, I wondered if we knew each other. We didn’t. Nonetheless, as we arrived at the top of the escalators around the same time, she said, “you look pretty today.” I smiled, thanked her, and continued to descend down the stairs.

I was completely rattled.

The following thoughts took over:

  • who was that woman?
  • do i know her? have we had a conversation before on the train?
  • she wants to harvest my kidneys.
  • i’m wearing a huge coat, a scarf, sneakers. i look pretty?
  • i look pretty TODAY? as opposed to the other days when she had seen me?
  • what was with that weird smile?
  • please, please don’t sit next to me on the train.
  • where did she go? she was right behind me and now she’s gone!
  • did I imagine that whole exchange?
  • maybe she thought she knew me…
  • who WAS that woman?

The end. (I refuse to psychoanalyze myself in this instance. I’m accepting my reaction. The woman freaked me out.) 

Signed,

Eternally Paranoid Girley

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4 Responses to “compliment, threat, same thing…?”

  1. Linda March 18, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

    HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!

    The best question is “Where did she go?” I love moments like that because it makes you totally forget how much the train sucks!!

  2. lonelypassport March 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    Ha! It was absolutely terrifying…

  3. nikayuedan March 26, 2011 at 4:17 am #

    I would be paranoid too! “You look pretty TODAY”?!?! Sorry, but she’s a stalker!

  4. lonelypassport March 28, 2011 at 1:13 am #

    @Nika – yes, she is! By the way, I saw her again after this experience, going down the escalator, and I pretty much slinked behind other people so she wouldn’t see me. Scary…

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