Two different people within the span of an hour. one lasted about 10-15 minutes and some older women almost had to go get help for me.
do you carry pepper spray or anything
Get a glock.
I don't carry anything, foolishly. This kind of stuff happens frequently enough where you would think I'd get the point. /:
Get pepper spray and just make sure you aren't facing against the wind when you use it
Do you live in a prison or something?
Nah, I'm not in a prison. XD I just live in a place where alcoholism is an issue, and there are some cultural misunderstandings about "boundaries." (Alaska Natives have different social constructions about personal space, and that turned into a pretty scary situation on a trail earlier this week for me.)
Oh, and I ride public transit.
I'll look into pepper spray, but I think my past research has shown that it's illegal on my university campus, which is where I spend most of my time.
If campus security tries to take it from you just use it on them
But they're city cops. :U