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Old 11 November 2015, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Richard W View Post
In my experience though, it's far more common to be asked for a light by people who want to light a cigarette (happens quite frequently) than it is to be asked by people trying to scam me (never happened, to my knowledge).
But would you feel comfortable approaching a strange woman in a parking lot to ask for a light? Or would you choose a man so you wouldn't seem intimidating?

It would be unusual to me to have a strange man approach me under those circumstances and not be looking for more than a light, though I wouldn't assume he wanted to hurt me. Maybe it's a gender or location thing.

I have asked men to not come any closer when they were striding towards me making eye contact, and I have been ready to pull out my pepper spray because they were scaring me. I've never had to, though.
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