The people you meet
You tend to attract these types, don't you? If it is someone I don't want to talk to, I tell them I am a used farm equipment broker. It works every time.
Welcome to the world of being a girl. ;)
My goodness, I was annoyed just reading about him!
Haha. Great story. I was going to comment exactly what Mark did - you do seem to attract these types. You need to be much tougher, like my wife!
I am truly sorry for you. The interaction made me think of a mosquito you can't get rid of and can’t swat!
I have on the odd occasion pretended to be Russian and not able to speak English but it is rare for the "offender" to be a westerner usually it is a local looking to have a bumper payday or the local village idiot.
This happened to me several times in Malawi and what really impressed me was when I took refuge in a bar to try and escape that locals saw what was happening and unasked came to my aid and chased the guys out (three separate events)
You tell it so well, Stuart. I'm so impressed with your forbearance, and tact, but put a nose out of joint anyway. It needed putting out...