There I was, merrily walking along the street in San Francisco, listening to a Moth podcast (awesome podcast by the way), when some guy passed me up, stopped, and then said something to me.
"......live here?" he asked.
I took out my ear buds and said, "What?"
".....live here?" he asked again.
Since this is not the first time I've been asked such things while in San Francisco, I assumed he was a tourist and that he was lost. Pretty fair assumption.
"I work here," I told him.
He looked confused.
"Huh? What'd you say?" he asked me.
"I work here. What'd you say?" I asked.
"Do you wear perfume," he said.
"OH. I thought you asked if I lived here!" I said. I quickly followed up with, "No, I don't."
"Do you want a free sample?" he asked.
"No, I don't wear perfume," I said.
"Okay, have a good day," he said.
Now he knows I don't wear perfume, I don't live in San Francisco but I work there, and you could easily attack me because most of the time I'm not paying close attention to my surroundings.