View Full Version : Keep your guard up!
07-11-2003, 01:11 PM
Tuesday night I stopped at the grocery store on my way home from work. As I approached my car, a man in a car parked a few spaces down poked his head out the window and asked if I could give him a dollar so he could get gas-- he has just run out of gas. I stayed right where I was and told him I didn't have any cash on me. As I was driving away, I noticed he pulled out of his parking spot and was driving around the lot. So much for being out of gas! We passed on my way out of the lot and I noticed there were no plates on his car, it just had the dealer name where the plates go and he gave me a long, hard stare that gave me the creeps. I can't imagine this guy was up to anything good. It was a good reminder that we need to be careful out there.
07-11-2003, 01:16 PM
Thanks for sharing this Lucinda. I try to keep vigilant about stuff like this, but it's good to be reminded about things that can happen.
07-11-2003, 01:27 PM
Along the same lines...
I went to a concert by myself last Sunday. I had gone to the same venue the previous week (with someone else) and the crowd didn't seem that bad, so didn't think it would be a problem attending by myself. Boy, was I wrong. After the concert, I couldn't find my car (thought for sure I knew where I had parked, but was dead wrong) and the crowd was very rowdy. I was feeling really nervous and nowhere near my car. I found the security patrol and explained my situation. Since I was by myself, they said I could stick around them. When the parking lot cleared, they drove me around on their golf cart until we found my car (in a totally different parking lot). I was really embarrassed, but a lot better than possibly something happening to me.
07-11-2003, 01:45 PM
And another reminder...
A friend was walking back to her car from the Peachtree Road Race (4th of July). It was about 9am, the race was over.
She heard footsteps behind her and her Spidey-sense told her something was wrong. Then she felt breath on the back of her neck. She whipped around and got the guy in the eyes with her pepper spray. She ran to her car, set off the alarm (of course, no one pays attention to car alarms anymore) and got away. She saw the guy take off in another direction.
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