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Dec. 17th, 2004

It was super dark but beautifully foggy out there this morning. I love the sound of the city when it's foggy. The feel of the damp air against my skin. The 'atmosphere' that fog brings with it. I LOVE walking in the fog anytime anywhere!!! I love, love, love it.

Except this morning.

This is one of the very few times I was actually afraid to be outside in my neighbourhood. I'm very comfortable in my 'town'. Morning, noon and middle of the night. I know the feel of my area and feel very safe whenever I go out. As usual, for the time I leave for work, there were only a couple of other people toodling along the sidewalk which was very cool! Until I started hearing a loud and very angry male voice swearing and practically snarling somewhere behind me up the hill a ways. It was very creepy and echoey. The closer he got the more the chills were going up my spine. I wasn't sure whether to slow down and let him pass me or speed up my pace and show him I was wigged out.

Then I thought he might be harmless and just having a "Tourettes" moment and couldn't help himself.
(I do like to think the best of people, even the shouting, snarling ones.)

When he came abreast of me at a red light he glared at me all the time muttering and snorting, shifting the weight of a lumpy blue sack over his shoulder. He was young, long greasy black hair and clean shaven. He kept eyeing me as I stood my ground ignoring him, then he horked up a ball of phlem and spit, nearly hitting my foot, thank you very much, before the light changed and he stomped off, blending into the fog and disappearing. It scared the crap out of me. And pissed me off that I should feel so unsafe where I live. Stupid!

I hope he is harmless and I just over reacted. I hope he's just passing through and doesn't live around these parts.

But now we celebrate for our beloved Friday has returned. All hail Friday and rejoice!

Comments

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ms_nerd
Dec. 17th, 2004 10:11 am (UTC)
OMG!! That must have been scary. Dude, next time just call me on your cell phone, or have my number punched in and 'go' ready to go. Or 911 ready just in case. {{{hugs you hard}}}

I took a picture of the fog from my balcony here at work - all you could see was the tops of the cranes, itw as really cool.
chootoy
Dec. 17th, 2004 11:18 pm (UTC)
Wow, must have been a very cool view.
arami
Dec. 17th, 2004 10:34 am (UTC)
OMG hon *hugs you tight*
chootoy
Dec. 17th, 2004 11:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks darlin'. I think I might buy myself a nice big ol' goalie stick and carry that around with me for protection.
I hear there a few laying around idle these days. :o(
Stupid NHL people!
crashcat
Dec. 17th, 2004 12:29 pm (UTC)
Holy crap, sweetie! That would have completely freaked me out. I got chills just reading about it. **joins in hug fest of safety and comfort** So glad you're okay. I'm asking that angels will walk with you now, protect you always.

And yes, *wippee!* Friday arriveth! **hugs Friday tight too, just cuz**
chootoy
Dec. 17th, 2004 11:13 pm (UTC)
::hugs you!:: I was home later than usual tonight and the streets were deserted. Thanks for sending out the angels. You must have sent the water proof kind cuz it was just pouring like mad out there and I made it home safe.

Hope to get a chance to chat again soon. Hugs to Crash and the rest of the Ark.
crashcat
Dec. 17th, 2004 11:52 pm (UTC)
Ack @ deserted streets. I'm glad you're home now, safe and snuggled up in front of a roaring tv :) Another chat soon would be lovely. And I will be emailing soon... things on the ark have been mighty hectic the past couple of days! I'm off to give Crash her shot now :( Will give her Choo hugs to make up for sticking her again, poor angel... she's improved but still ill.
jcsnaughtygirl
Dec. 17th, 2004 02:20 pm (UTC)
omg that sounds like something out of jack the ripper movie lol or a vampire movie Vampire
chootoy
Dec. 17th, 2004 11:09 pm (UTC)
This wasn't a movie. It really scared me.
jcsnaughtygirl
Dec. 18th, 2004 03:26 am (UTC)
yea i know hope you ok now
geneli4
Dec. 17th, 2004 02:29 pm (UTC)
so scary! i don't think you over-reacted at all, but then again, i probably woulda reported the guy, so, there ya go. ;)
anyway, am happy you're safe and am so very it's friday, too! yay!
chootoy
Dec. 17th, 2004 11:08 pm (UTC)
I was relieved when I got to my transit station with other people and plenty of light. I was a little nervous coming home - I was later than usual and it was deserted out there and raining like crazy. But am home warm and safe. That = a happy me.
tallories
Dec. 18th, 2004 06:14 am (UTC)
He probably was harmless, if that's all he did, but it wouldn't hurt you to get a can of mace if you do a lot of public walking by yourself. Can't be too careful!
chootoy
Dec. 18th, 2004 09:05 am (UTC)
The crazy man coming up from behind me in the dark, deserted and foggy just set off my alarm bells.
The can-o-mace suggestion is a good one but with my luck, in a moment of panic I'd have the nozel pointed in my direction. :o)
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