Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Creepy Morning, Blogfest and More!

You may have noticed I added my Twitter feed to the blog. Follow me at your own risk: I'm one of those who likes to randomly tweet about my coffee and the state of nature outside my window and that's about it. I also tweet in bursts, but I'm going to try to improve that.

So! My friends at physical therapy had quite the creepy morning! Here's the story:

Elizabeth, an OT student who interns on Wednesdays, was on her way to work this morning when she stopped at the CVS down the street. Before getting out, she noticed a creepy-looking dude standing outside the doors staring at her. Dude had his hand under his shirt with something obviously under there, and he kept looking back and forth between her and inside the store. She decided not to get out of the car, and drove across the street to the Kroger grocery store instead.

After running her errand, she drove the half mile to the PT office, where she sat outside in her car for a minute finishing up her phone call. Then she goes inside and is talking with Krisi, the CHT, when...

MEANWHILE...as Elizabeth is out in her car...

Creepy dude comes inside the office! He asks the receptionist for a paper clip. She gives one to him. Then he asks if he can use the bathroom. She says yes, and he goes into the bathroom for about 15 minutes.

SO...Creepy Dude comes out of the bathroom, and Elizabeth just about falls on the floor when she recognizes him. He stares at her as he walks back outside.

THEN he gets in his car and drives AROUND the building, where he sits in his car behind HER car for about five minutes before finally driving off.

I got there about 15 minutes after all this went down. They ended up calling the sheriff's office, who sent out an officer to take statements, etc.

Isn't that freakin' creepy?!?! Poor Elizabeth was scared to leave!

Who knew that going to PT could be so scary? Yeah.


Anyway! Moving on...

John Paul is having a Drunk At First Sight blogfest! Check out the deets! 
I think I'm actually going to enter this one; I haven't really had much to contribute, since I missed the Kissing one, plus drunkenness is something all my characters seem to share. :-) Hope to see some of you there!


So, I let my husband read "A Tender Touch" last night. Reviews were mixed. He likes to give me constructive feedback, but he's not always the best at softening it with positive aspects. :-) Still waiting to hear back from the others, but if any of you would be interested in giving me feedback on a literary-ish short story that's a little over 3700 words long, you can email me at dream.traveling (at) gmail (dot) com. 

Not sure what my plans are for the day. This may be a reading day, may be a writing day, may be a planning day, may be a baking day. Whatever day it turns out to be, let's just hope I don't have any Creepy Dudes knocking at MY door, and that you don't either! 

Ciao, pretties! 

9 comments:

Falen said...

Creepy! Sitting in his car behind her car is so extra weird.

Crystal Cook said...

Oh, the creepiness! Yikes.

Shelley Sly said...

Eek! That is so creepy!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Should've called the cops while he was in the bathroom... Creepy guy would've been surprised when he emerged!

Jen said...

Holy crapoli!!! I thought the staring was bad enough in CVS but having to continue to him using the restroom for 15 minutes and then sitting behind her car... yeah that takes a whole new side of creepiness!!!

Glad the cops showed up, I'd be scared to leave too... especially if he was looking at my car, he might come back later... might have written my license plate # down to track my address! Yes I know I'm going overboard, but I'm just saying!

Kimberly Franklin said...

Eeekk! That is super creepy! It gives me the shivers just thinking about it.

I hope you have a good... doing whatever minus the creepy dude.... day! : )

Simon C. Larter said...

Your characters are always drunk too? Awesome! I find alcohol makes my characters do fun and interesting things they never would otherwise. I must be sure to check out this blogfest thingy...

J. Kaye said...

Wow...seriously creepy!

Donna Gambale said...

Super creepy! Like, so creepy that if someone wrote it in a novel, a reader would be like "No, that's way too random. That would never happen." Hope everything's ok!