weird, when i lived down there i was at that stop quite a bit. i guess you could walk a block or two to another stop. (i'm not even kidding. i usually wander around anyway in the direction i'm heading. i hate just standing waiting for the bus.) is it just that people are gross or they want money or what? sure i'm not a girl but i don't look tuff or anything. were you sure to wear your "i don't fucking feel like talking to anyone" gurn and a pair of shitty "these are totally plugged into a cassette walkman, definitely not an ipod" headphones?
Mostly it was people asking for money, but a guy wouldn't leave me alone one day. I had my headphones in and he started talking to me. I made a big show of taking my earphones out and going, "What?" And he started asking me where I lived and if I had a husband. I would answer as politely and succinctly as I could and then put my headphone back in, but then he'd ask me another question. So I'd make the big show again, take out the earphone and go, "Yes?" Then he asked me if I had any kids. And I said, "No," and he said, "Do you want them?" And I said, "No..." And that was going to be the end of the conversation as far I was concerned. I started to put my headphone back in and turn away and he looked me up and down and said, "You've got some extra weight on you..." So I made a disgusted noise and walked away.
After that I started walking a little more north to catch the bus.
And I realize that's far from the worst thing that could ever happen to a person, but it just seemed like a really hurtful thing to say to a person who just didn't feel like talking to you. It's not like I said, "Hey pal, fuck you," to him or anything. He just felt like insulting a woman waiting for the bus. And if I could have afforded to pay $15 a day to park across the street from where I was working for 5 hours a day twice a week, I totally would have after that day.