Dennis P. Kimbro
I know a hero. Or maybe I should say heroine. A few posts ago, I mentioned a lovely young lady who was somewhat caught off guard by a creepy guy while hunting for mushrooms in a desolate area. She learned a huge lesson that day to be prepared in case she was around someone who was questionable in character.
Last week, this girl was just finishing her first day at her new job at the mall. After they closed down their area of the store for the night, she was leaving with a co-worker. As they went out the door of the store, the co-worker's ex-boyfriend was lying in wait, and started slugging and beating the woman. She yelled for my friend to call 911, but my friend had to do something else first. She pulled out her pepper spray that she now carries with her, and sprayed that creep good and plenty. She told me, "I sprayed him until he was rolling around the floor, puking his guts out! THEN I called 911!" The idiot man somehow managed to get away and get to his car, but unfortunately for him, he had sat in his vehicle all evening waiting for his ex-girlfriend to get off work, listening to the radio. His battery was now dead. He couldn't get his car started and the cops nabbed him.
Again a warning to everyone, young or old. . . keep you eyes open and be aware of who is around you at all times.
This same young friend had just taken the new job because at her old job, she was repeatedly being sexually harassed by a young man 4 years older than her. She reported it to the higher ups, but they did nothing. When one of the bigger bosses called her at home and asked why she had quit, she explained. The young man was immediately fired. Soon after, my friend received texts from four other girls she had worked with, stating that the same thing had happened to them by this guy.
I'm really starting to wonder what kind of men we are raising today. Why do some of them seem to be on a power-trip? Why do some of them feel that if they are rejected in any way, they must retaliate violently? Just locally here, a young woman was shot to death by a co-worker who was stalking her. Last year, a young single mom was leaving a grocery store with her seven-year old son, and the man she had finally broken up with approached her and stabbed her to death in front of several witnesses, including her little boy.
Something has to change. But what? How?
Don't think I am picking on all young men. I know a ton of guys who are wonderful and honorable. But the number of really bad guys seems to be getting bigger all the time.
I am so proud of my friend. She kept her head and saved the other girl. Amazing. A real hero. . . or heroine. :)
GOD BLESS YOU ALL