Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Reader's Digest

I almost became a Reader's Digest story Monday Night. I was working alone at the store (becuase we were slow), and it was about 9:30, (we close at 9:00), and I went towards the front of the store to start vaccuming. I notice right then, a car pull up and park right in front of the glass windows/doors. He turned off his lights, and never got out of the car. Obviously he sees me, and I am alone. I have the only car in the parking lot, the other 3 buisnesses around us are closed (T-Moblie, Subway and Citibank). This makes me nervous because I'm there alone and he is watching me. I instantly got a creepy feeling, like I shouldn't leave the store. I go back into the back room and to the finiancials ect., and then come out again, and it is 10:00 p.m. and he is still there in his car. I am really scared at this point. I turn off all of the light except the 2 little ones we keep on, and wait. I figure if he sees the lights off and me not leave, he will think I left through the back door. So I then watch him sit there. I decided to call my roomate. Now, my roomates NEVER answer the phone, because they know its going to be for me. So my roomate Michelle tells me later, the phone had rang earlier and she haden't gotten out of bed to get it, but when the phone rang when I called, she felt a sudden panic like she needed to run and get the phone. I asked her to come and drive up in front of the store and just be there while I walked out. She said okay. (I love her!!!) So I creep up to the front of the store, and slowly the car outside turns on only the parking lights of his car, and slowly pulls out and drives around to the back of our store. Just then my roomate pulls up. I lock the door and run (with all the store garbage in my hands) to my car. Just as I got in, the car pulled back out around from the back of the store! So he had only one of two motives. One- he was checking to see if I had left out the back door, or 2- he saw me waiting for him to leave and he just slipped around the back long enough for me to feel safe and leave the store! Scarey! So, he slowly pulled out by me in the parking lot onto the main road and was totally staring at me when he pulled out. I wrote down his license plate number, but I don't think there is anything I can do really. Anyway! I almost became a statistic~. I have never been more scared in my entire life! Luckily the Lord watches out for us, because if I had not come out and vaccumed when I did I would not have seen him pull up, I would have just thought it was a parked car out by the door. Also, my roomate seriously felt panic that she needed to run to the phone when I called! Whew. Be careful girls! And I am telling my boss I am either quitting, or never working alone again. It's just not worth it!

6 comments:

Panini said...

quit! that's bad! and very very scary!! I'm sorry honey. CALL THE POLICE next time!!! That suspicious behavior would get them there in a flash!! love you, glad you weren't rapped and left in a ditch.

Panini said...

of course, being raped would be worse, but then, who's tallying?

Esperanza said...

Only you Panini could make me laugh about it! :)

Scully said...

I would still call the police, give them the license number and explain the situation. At the very least, it was suspicious loitering activity or something. And definitely tell your managers etc. Also, point out that it is always a good idea to have two employees close. At the very least it means someone can't embezzle.

aquamarine said...

Good Grief!!! I am so thankful that you are okay! Keep that buddy system or quit!!! But I agree with Scully, if you have that feel call the police. They have to come and check it out!!!

Esperanza said...

The boss when I told him didn't have a lot of sympathy, and I am going to try my very best to quit this week. No budging on the two at night...can you believe it? So, if all goes will this is my last week of working!