I don’t know why but for some reason I tend to attract crazy people. Honestly I have tons of stories I could tell about some crazy person who decided to take an interest in me. My mother really loves these stories because she says stuff like this only seems to happen to me.
I’ve had people come up and start talking to me about how they left their husband and are getting a divorce. I had some psycho on the train sitting behind me thinking it was okay for him to try and run his fingers through my hair. YUCK. I still shudder when I think of that. Once after one of my knee operations, while I was waiting outside for my mom to bring her car around, a man came up to me and started praying for my lost soul and trying to save me. He didn’t stop until I was in the car and my mom was quickly speeding away.
Now it’s become so common that I’m pretty much used to the crazies. If anything it’s another story for me to tell people. Except for yesterday.
As I got out of work yesterday and started my usual journey to the train station this man standing by a van started walking toward me. He started calling me “lovely” and kept asking for me to come to him. THEN he actually started walking toward me and tried to give me a HUG. Honestly now, who the hell does that?? What stranger sees someone walking and decides that they want to hug them and consequently scare the crap out of them.
I got really scared that I all but broke out into a run, and got away from him as fast as I could. He kept calling after me asking where I was going. Are you serious?? What was I going to do? Turn around and give the creepster a hug? I just kept walking, checking over my shoulder every minute to make sure he wasn’t following me.
Now usually I can laugh these things off, and I did when I was safely home. But I keep thinking that that could have turned really badly. Even though I was in the city and there were a lot of people around, what was stopping that man from full on attacking me and dragging me to his sketchy van?
I’m seriously thinking about buying myself some pepper spray. That was not cool.
Has anything like this happened to you? Do you attract the crazies like I do?