OH MY BLOODY FUCKING GOD! I almost got robbed! I can’t believe it! Or I can, being a criminologist and all. But still!
I was walking home from work, nice and casual, music in my ears. In front of our gated community was a car with two women in it. One of them gets out just ahead of me, she is a young, blond, overweight girl with short curly hair. She is carrying a set of yellow gloves for cleaning in one hand and a funny bag in the other. I take notice, thinking she is here to clean for someone. I look into the car at the other passenger as I walk by. She quickly turns her head and looks away. I’m thinking it is the mother, dropping her kid off at her spare job. She has dark, longish hair and looks older. I have a weird feeling about them. It has to do with the their vibe, there is something negative about them. I’m thinking they have been fighting. It also has to do with the car not leaving. But I’m still not tuned into this being wrong.
We have two gates going into the complex and as I open the one to the right, the blond girl comes over saying: “I can’t get the other gate to open, always happens when you really have to pee.” I laugh and say: “I know that feeling.” I let her in.
Inside the gate, she walks behind me, really slowly. I’m suddenly alert. Why is she walking slowly if she has to pee? Why is she walking behind me? I walk up the stairs to our apartment, she is 5 meters behind me, still walking slowly. Our stairs only lead to four apartments. I know what my neighbours look like. Who is she? I open our front door and close it as quickly as I can. I immediately lock it. Two seconds after it is shut, the handle turns.
That was her plan. To walk in after me. God knows what she was planning to do. For a second I was really frightened, but it almost immediately turned to furious anger. I almost opened the door, wanting to shout in her face. I quickly reconsidered. Her intention was for me to leave the door open. Who knows what was in her bag?
I can still feel my pulse race.
I knew this before, but never thought I’d have it confirmed: Do NOT leave your door open, even if you are at home. And be careful who walks behind you.
What a shitty world we live in.