Right... this was the oddest one I've gotten in a while, which includes the Goth incident from another topic.
I was having a wander in Salem today, just poking around and doing some shopping. Today I chose a black shirt, indigo jeans, and a black ruffly sweater. (It's not freezing in MA anymore! YAY!) Today's jewelry is a silver ring, two silver bracelets, and a sizable moonstone pendant on a short black cord. When I say sizable I mean it's about two inches long, with a teardrop and an oval rainbow moonstone. My hair was tied back. A mother and daughter are walking in the other direction, so coming towards me, on the sidewalk. The girl, who was about 10-12 (and should have known better) points at me and says in a very loud voice "Hey, it's a Salem Witch!" then smirk.
The mother glares at me (what did I do?!) and then proceeds to cross the street
while gripping the girl's hand and peering at me over her shoulder, as though she wanted me to know I was the reason for their change of trajectory.
I was so startled that I stopped dead and watched them walk off. I must confess that a part of me wanted to shout "I'll get you my pretty, and your little dog, too!"
I think it was the look I was sporting today. I don't know what it is about my fashion choices... I mean the only thing I could think of that seemed even a little new-agey was the necklace, but where is it written that only witches can wear big shiny moonstones? In what reality is it okay to treat people like that, even if I were
Is there a way I could have handled this better? I mean, should I have said something? My first instinct is always to say something immediately, mainly because I think rude people should be called on their rudeness, but in this situation I don't think there's anything I could have done, even if I hopped on my broomstick and chased after them.
This is getting just a little ranty, so I'll stop.