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An Open Letter to the Jerk(s) at the Bar

Dear certain individuals to whom this may concern, 

 I have a right to be here, at this bar, just like you do. 

I have a right to have fun with my friends because I’ve had a hard week, just like you may have.  

 So why do you try to make me feel guilty when I tell you nicely I am not interested? 

 Why do you need me to give you a reason to leave me alone? 

And once I give you a reason, why do you still not accept it? 

 So if you buy me a drink, know that all that merits is a thank you. 

 I owe you nothing, and the world would be a better place if you respected that. 


A girl who has a right to be at the bar 


Shannon Stocks is a Junior at Boston University in the Sargent School for Health Sciences, majoring in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences. She has always loved to write and focuses this passion on her poetry. In her free time, you can find her at spin class on Newbury Street, working on a project in the community service center, or at the Hillel House. She loves being a part of the Her Campus Team!
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