A photo of my good friends & I, our young sons & one beloved grandma. Reposted in memories on one of the mama’s FB page.

A neighbour of hers posts “that gal in the mid-front makes me thirsty”
Me, “what did you mean by that?”
He calls me a pet name.
Me, “that’s not my name. What did you mean by that?”
He tries to derail the thread & never responds to my question.
Tells me he likes my face, thinks we would get along & hopes we will be introduced by our mutual friend.
I know this is going to end with “it was a compliment, you’re overreacting”
Anticipating some gaslighting when he reads my “do better” essay tomorrow morning.