Honestly, I was not physically harmed. But harm isn't in that definition. Consent is. Touch is. And I was touched without my consent.www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/battery said:1b law : an offensive touching or use of force on a person without the person's consent.
Here's what happened: My husband and I purchased a pre-owned car from a dealership near my dentist. We did the paperwork for the purchase at the Internet department but we financed the purchase and handled that through the dealership's finance department, in another building at the other end of the dealership--driving distance. We came back to the Internet department after finalizing everything to pick up the vehicle--I would drive the old one home and astroandy would drive the newly-purchased one. I needed to use the restroom so I did that and meanwhile, astroandy left. On my way out of the restroom, I encountered the salesman who had worked with us.
He hugged me.
I didn't know what to do. I was caught entirely by surprise. We were in this big room with staffed salesdesks. So I let him
Then I left.
But dayum, I did not want this person touching me. At all. And that, in and of itself, should be sufficient. It was not.