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I think most people would do well to live their lives by the wise words of the Pantera song "Walk".

"Be yourself, BY yourself. Stay away from me."

It's just a matter of respecting everyone else. If people aren't comfortable with your particular oddity, keep it to yourself. Don't bother others with it because that is what creates conflict.

Unfortunately, we are going to have to deal with this intrusion at least for the time being, so this is my advice for women: there are creeps (as rare as they may be) that will take advantage of this situation, so be prepared. As a trucker, you will likely be unable to use the buddy system, but if you always have a pocket knife on you (useful for a great many things besides defense) and maybe even a small pepper spray/mace/teargas canister on your keychain, you will easily be able to effectively defend yourself from attack. This will give you peace of mind and if you ever see a suspicious character in the restroom, just discreetly put your hand on it so you can whip it out instantly. And if it's just a peeping tom and you have pepperspray, get him in the eyes anyways just to teach him a lesson. You will feel like it was worth buying a new canister. ;)

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