Yesterday, after parallel parking in a family-friendly small downtown area, I was looking down and trying to get my Treo to turn on so I could make a call. While distracted in that, I heard something-a tap or something.
Out of my peripheral vision, I could see an old man, trying to open my passenger door (thankfully it was locked). I thought maybe he had the wrong car or something. Then he started knocking on the window-it was suspicious or something. I don't know why I didn't drive away then but I ignored him and kept playing on my Treo-hoping he would just leave.
Thankfully after some more time had passed, he shuffled away from the car and just looked around. Then, he went into a hair cutting place across the sidewalk and stumbled into a seat. He proceeded to just stare at me.
I am hoping he was just out of it or something and not threatening and I really don't think he was. I was in a strange mood and was more annoyed than scared. I got my stuff, watched my surroundings and went on my way to the cafe where I was meeting a friend.
Life is strange sometimes.
Today, I am grateful for friends, family and God.