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Fortifying Friday - It takes two...

WTFI had a scare last night. I went to the grocery store around 8:00 pm. I've done this before without any issues. When I came out to my car though, there was a man that came out of the shadows and started asking me for money. I refused and had to do so more than once. Lucky for me, I was really close to my car. He kept coming towards me and I unlocked my car, opened my driver side door, locked the car, got in with my groceries, and took off. When I got home a very short while later, I called the store to let them know that they have a dark parking lot and a strange man was skulking about asking for money. I suspect given that he was preferring to stand around in a dark area rather than near the doors that it wasn't actually money he was after.

All I wanted to do was get myself some dinner. Were I a man, wouldn't have to worry about it.

"It takes two to make a bargain."

If someone says no, whether it's to a request for money, food, sex, or anything else, it means no! It absolutely doesn't mean continue asking and walk closer to them.

I'm seriously glad I didn't have to break bottles of pasta sauce on his head. Or bash his head against my car. In the moment, I thought about the pasta sauce, but not using the car itself.

I feel very grateful that I came out of the situation okay. It could've been a lot worse.

I shouldn't have to worry about this. I shouldn't have to be scared to grocery shop at any hour of the day.

I really hope he was caught.

I also hope they fix the lighting in the parking lot to deter unscrupulous individuals from hanging about and preying on women.

Previous to that, I was super happy at finding gluten free ramen. I don't eat the stuff a lot, but having some at home for the odd quick meal isn't a bad thing. I add meat and veggies to it and it makes it a little healthier.

He wrecked my happy moment. He made me feel scared for my life.

NOT cool.

Here's to a weekend hopefully free from assholes. And snow, because it's supposed to be spring!

Salut,
R~

 

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