I work at in Playa Vista, across the street from the Home Depot on Jefferson. Our parking lot is severely overcrowded, so I try to ride my bike in to work when I can. However, when I do have the audacity to ride my bike on a public street, 50% of the time I am catcalled at by day workers who congregate outside of the Home Depot. They whistle, wave, try to say hello, and generally attempt to get my attention. Somehow these men feel entitled to my attention, when all I am trying to do is get in to work.
There’s no alternate route for me to take. I am forced to ignore them, because I know that engaging them could result in threats to my safety or personal harm. This morning I had enough and tried calling the store, I explained the situation politely and was “transferred”, which meant my call was re-routed to an extension that did not exist.
How a company can be so callous about its impact on it’s surrounding community is bewildering to me. Thanks for making Playa Vista a terrible place to be a woman.
Location: Marina Del Rey Home Depot, CaliforniaShare on Facebook