It's been along time since i've posted here. However, I'm constantly reading and learning.
There was an encounter tonight that I thought I would share with you.
Obviously, it's late at night. I'm at the supermarket getting ALLOT of groceries, (it's been forever since we've been there). Now, I know for one, being out this late puts us a danger time, but we needed it.
I'm out at my car, no cars around me at all. Lot is fairly well lit, also, i'm near the front door. Still, i'm on "yellow alert". Watching, head on a swivel stuff. Listening.
2 carts full, I just got started on the first.
Off of the side of the building, someone walks out and starts towards the my car. Female, around 5'10" blonde hair, denim jacket, blue ball cap. Terribly thin though. As soon as i noticed her I stopped everything.
She comes up, speaking quite softly. So as she gets closer, I back up a step. She stops and speaks up a bit.
Now, i'm going to make this as clean as possible. She asks me for a ride home and in exchange I'm propositioned. I think that'll suffice.
I've been reading here a bit, but I don't think I've read one before where this has been mentioned. It actually shocked me a bit and I say "excuse me?" So she says it again, then "I'm trying to get home"
This is when I notice another "shadow" that moves near the side of the building where she came from. It's a guy, rather large, heavy set, dark hair, white guy, also with a denim jacket.
This is where I say, "No thank you, goodnight" I just stand there looking and making it obvious I see the person back at the building.
She actually stood there for just a bit, mabey 5 seconds. At that point I put my hand up to my hip and just looked.
She cursed me, walked away straight back to the building.
It needs to be mentioned that I'm not carrying. I did have my knife. My application is in for CCW, but it's a good 2 mo away at least being in Denver, Co. and all.
I'll never be sure, but I think the term is "marked" and they wanted to see if i would bite.
Myself, I believe that I handled it correctly, I didn't show vulnerability and gave the appearance that I would handle things if it came to that. Even though I wasn't completely armed.
One fault is that I was out that late and in an empty parking lot. I put myself there.
I'll finish this out with that I got the rest put away (keeping a very close eye on them of course, was easy to to since my car was facing them) asap. Drove away and called a person that I know works there and suggested she call work to let them know.
Actually, come to think of it....I left the eggs. hmmmm. :tired: