Ok. There are some pretty freaky people out there. And when possible, you need to stand up for yourself.
Especially if you are a woman.
This morning I had an odd experience.
I was on my porch having a smoke.
Right after my walk.
I know, I am working on it!
And this guy was walking on the path below and unzipped his pants.
At first I wasn’t sure that I was seeing things correctly.
Then my face got a little red, and then I waited to see what he was going to do.
See, it is pretty secluded out there and I was 95% sure he didn’t realize I was out on my porch.
He was dressed nicely for work, and he was tucking in his shirt.
Why he was doing it while out for a walk, I don’t know.
Once he realized I was out there, he kinda maneuvered himself to a place that was out of my sight and then later (which seemed like forever) turned and walked back the way he came.
Now I was preparing what I was going to say if he jumped out and flashed me.
On the tip of my tongue was, Can you wait right there for a minute while I go in and call the police? I would have probably cussed too.
I am glad I didn’t have to.
The experience was a bit unnerving and so not the way to start a day.
It reminded me of two other incidents that happened to women that I cared about.
Once I was driving with a friend on 395 and a dude pulled up next to us and was doing things that he should not have been doing.
I didn’t know until my friend yelled out, and I about wrecked because I thought he had pulled out a gun or something.
But then I got pissed and followed him rather quickly and closely until he speedily exited the highway.
I wanted to scare him, and I wasn’t thinking, or I would have gotten his license plate number and called it in.
And then once it happen to another person that I know in an office bathroom.
I went to the office building management daily reminding them ~ you better act on installing that lock for accessing the ladies bathroom like yesterday until it was done.
Being a female can be hard sometimes.
And if anything that is freaky and uncool happens around or to you, make some noise, a whole lot of noise, because it is not ok and should not be tolerated.