I Just Got Accosted | No more cigarettes!


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What an absolutely shocking experience. I was walking down Townsend right at the CalTrain station at 4th. I was in front of the WalGreen’s, literally 10 feet away from the door.

As I was walking toward the door, a tall male Caucasian with big, not-so-brushed-hair, a baseball cap and outstretched arms approached me. I tried to side step him and he stepped back in my path. Again I tried to side step him, and again he stepped in my path, the entire time walking forward. I took out my headphones and looked him square in the eyes, thinking, “I can take him…” and I attempted once more to side step him and and step back. He continued to approach me and I said, “Dude, get the f*ck away from me.” I pushed him with my left hand out of my space and walked brusquely past him and directly into the WalGreen’s. I walked inside, a bit stunned, aware that the look on my face was not normal. A woman at the counter (customer side) asked, “Did that man just accost you also?” To which I replied yes.

She asked the man (he might have actually been a teen, I’m not sure — he looked young to me) behind the register to call the police. The register guy went outside and because he didn’t see the guy, he didn’t call them.

While I was standing at the register, two people walked in and asked if they sell cigarettes there. WalGreen’s, apparently, no longer carries them. I thought that, at least, was good news.

About PoiPriestess

Isa “GlitterGirl” Isaacs has been a professional fire dancer and instructor since 2002 when she established her first flow arts education company, Temple of Poi, the premier poi school in the world. Since then, she has been working as a Priestess of Poi, teaching the ways of flow as a lifestyle choice. More details can be found on the about page on this site.