Preying Hands [Hey, You!]

Illistration by Bob Aul

You’re the older woman wearing a prominent gold cross who gratuitously touched me as I was reaching from my scooter for a box of crackers at a local market. I told you, “Never touch anyone you don’t know,” and you replied, “I’m a Christian.” I don’t care if you’re Shinto, Buddhist, Tao, Jewish, Bahá’í or flat-out pagan. Don’t touch people you don’t know. You apparently didn’t like me speaking up to you, as you gave me the “Well, I never!” attitude and stalked off. Being “Christian” doesn’t give you the right to essentially assault people by touching them when they don’t want that. And it is assault.

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