Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Creepy

I was out walking tonight and at one point I turned around to see a guy on a bike, pedaling slowly. I didn't really give it a thought and kept walking and a few minutes later I hear a sound behind me. I don't turn around because I expect him to pass me, like now. He doesn't pass me and I turn around and he asks, "Where do you live?". I didn't understand his accent at first. Then, "Where are you going?" and next, "Are you married?" The guy has a weird look on his face, a big nervous smile that doesn't really conceal that he wants something. I am still walking and he is trailing slightly behind. Then, "Are you gay?" I told him I didn't understand, then he says "Are you bi?" I say "No. Are you?", he smiles and says "No." At this point, I just want out, but I continue to walk towards the stop light ahead and into a well lit (but empty) parking lot, where he continues to follow me. I turn around 180 degrees and give a curt wave, like "hey, I'm going this way, I don't want to be around you, but have a nice night." He turns around and follows me back the way we came and then later crosses the street on his bike, away from me.

On my way back, he appears again, waiting for me. "My friend, where are you going?" He had raced down the street, and crossed back over to my side. I kept walking past and stared at him and said, "That's none of your business. I don't know you." and kept walking.

I walked a different way home and was all eyes to see if he was waiting for me. While I was writing this blog post, all the lights and power went out. I was paranoid enough not to shut down the absurd thought that it was possible he cut the power and was now going to break into my room and rape me. (Thankfully, at this moment, I am still untouched.)

Just skin tingly creepy. I understand why women don't walk alone at night.

11 comments:

Impus said...

That shi7 is f. up!

Serious man - almost call the cops "there's someone in my house" kind of thing.

Maybe it's that dude who climbs into peoples windows and stands there naked?

Time to buy a gun!

Adam said...

Ah ha ha ha. You almost got butt-raped.

Carman said...

lol didn't think ur neighborhood is that creepy :P

irena said...

This was in SJC? wtf. You should do like the ladies do: carry some mace.

Wes Bigelow said...

I have found my neighborhood the opposite of creepy, for 3 months. I'm just not gonna walk that direction for a while, stay in the more well lit area by the mission or out at Caspers.

Eric said...

You still there, Wes?

Wes Bigelow said...

Yep, still here. But Sakamoto asked me if I would tell anyone if I was raped and I told him, "I...don't know." :)

Rini Sugianto said...

man that is creepy .. better be careful .. maybe he's waiting for you when u get out today

Jim said...

Do I need to come keep you safe?

littl_swon said...

and i thought San Juan was Safe...careful Wes... :)

Mikey said...

If he comes back just shat yourself. It always works for me :P