Hello, me again to remind you that if you are a woman in any situation where a man makes you feel worried about your safety, get out of there. Don’t second-guess yourself. Don’t worry if the man might think you are a Bad Person if you suddenly vanish. Don’t check your privilege or conduct an internal struggle session. Just get out of there.
If the man is blocking your way, call for help. If nobody else is in earshot, call for help on your mobile/cellphone. The most important thing is that you get home alive and unharmed.
You are a woman. If you are like most women, you are only one-half to two-thirds as strong as the average man. You’re probably stronger than most children, though, so please don’t use your strength to threaten or brutalise children. In the meantime, bad men of all nations, colours and creeds use their strength to threaten and brutalise women and children all the time. And sometimes women and children have only seconds to guess if a man is bad or not. So if you feel scared, get off the elevator. Exit the shop. Get out of the stairwell. Leave the room. Run to the nearest place of safety. Pull out your phone and call someone.