The rest of the day was so nice that i am blogging this separately so it doesn’t spoil it. It was horrid.
Went out for my walk this evening, as i have done for most of the summer. As i turned into the park area, i suddenly realised i was being followed, slowly. Quick glance back confirmed two Asian men were crawling along behind me in their car, making comments and leering at me. Then they drove past me and pulled into the side, my side, few cars ahead, where the pavement goes into a little dark kink.
Well there was no way i was walking past them, so i crossed over and carried on walking.
More crawling past, more winking, leering. Now i don’t kid myself i’m worth leering at so clearly they were only intending to frighten me and it was fairly obvious from their behaviour that they were indeed intending to do just that. Gave them a look of disgust, but in all honesty, i’ve never had to worry much about leery men, so i didn’t quite know what to do. Faintly irritated that i didn’t get the whole number of their car but by this point i was trying to decide if i risked a house, went into the none too friendly feeling park or pulled out my mobile and hoped i didn’t get attacked for it.
While i was hovering, they turned round again and drove by again – by this time it had happened 3 times so i knew it wasn’t funny anymore. Called Max, who scrambled to come and rescue me. Then they drove past again, slowing right down. Was now very scared and HUGELY relieved to see a nice looking mum come out of the park who i immediately grabbed and who stood with me and followed me, in her car, back to the place i’d said i was going to meet Max, which had seemed safe except that they’d now driven back in that direction again.
All made worse by the fact the mum told me someone was apparently raped in that area a month or so ago. I’d totally missed that. I’ve reported to the police, they’ve apparently radio’d all patrol cars in the area to keep a look out. Completely pissed off as i’ve really enjoyed my walk and now just don’t feel its a risk i want to take. Keep wondering if it would have happened if i’d had Josie with me, as i normally do.