So I checked my calendar and the next time I get on an airplane is August 12th. So I plan to do three weeks of M-F posts until then: Something FOUND, Something WRITTEN, and Something MADE.
Květa Pacovská (via 50watts)
being safe suggested by Elizabeth
A few minutes ago I got punched in the arm by someone.
We live in downtown Seattle, in Pioneer Square. I feel safe here. I walk around all the time and have never felt threatened.
Today I clearly pissed off this woman, though, enough so that she saw it clear to throw a punch.
My crime was that I was trying to pass her on the sidewalk. As I was about to overtake her, she put her arms up, airplane style, and drifted to the right. So I shifted directions and tried to to pass her on the left, but she shifted to the left, too.
“Are you blocking me?” I asked as I touched her arm.
She answered by punching me.
Now, I haven’t been punched like this since middle school. What happened then is that I was walking in a mall and passed a group of tough-looking girls. For no reason (that I knew of) I was punched hard in the arm.
In middle school I just rubbed my arm and walked away.
But today I spun around, stared at the woman, and told her not to hit me again. Then I turned, walked into the convenience store and bought a large glass bottle of soda water. I opted out of a bag, carrying the bottle home in my fist, ready to use it to defend myself if I ran into her again.
So my advice for today is not to walk by people that need to punch you if you can at all help it! 😀
Have a wonderful day and I’ll see you tomorrow!
Please help me decide what to write about tomorrow! Comment with two words — they can be anything, nouns, verbs, names — and I will pick a set for tomorrow’s post. Examples: “ouch man,” “wow really,” “don’t hit,” “pass left” etc.