I met a meth head in the middle of the road yesterday. I was not expecting this!
I was heading into town to pick up a runner (rug) from a lady, and to do my grocery shopping. I turned left at the blinking light that makes the crossroads of two highways. There she was.
It was a woman wearing loose, sloppy clothing and slippers. The slippers weren’t exactly bunny slippers, but something like that. She seemed to be stumbling or in some kind of stupor. She was clearly in trouble so I stopped and rolled the window down. “Do you need a ride?” I asked.
At that point, I was already hoping that either she did or she didn’t. Because once stopped, she approached the car. This is when I saw she had a jacket hung over one arm. Her other hand was concealed under it…did she have a gun?
I really thought she had a gun. Picture it. A gal in something akin to pajamas, with a jacket draped over one arm, with her other hand, shoved beneath it. “My husband is going to be pissed,” I thought. “That I am this stupid.” I glanced in my rear view mirror to see it she was a distraction for some larger ambush about to take place. I really thought the odds she shoot me are steal my car were at about 80%.
But she didn’t want a ride. And as far as I know, she didn’t have a gun, though I never saw her hand. She stumbled over and asked me if I knew some man, “Bobby Whoever”. That’s when it hit me, she was looking for drugs. IN A STUPOR.
“I don’t know him,” I said. That was is. I rolled up my window and drove away. As I was pulling away, a truck made the same left turn I had. He slowed but did not stop. He might have been following my example. I’ll never know.
I wondered if I should call the sheriff but I didn’t seem to have cause. It is not illegal to walk around looking for someone, wearing whatever you please.
This was not at all comfortable for me but I am really glad it happened. I drove away safely and next time I am going to be a lot less stupid.
I still think I would stop. But I would stop at a distance and tell the person to show their hands. I would not make it so easy to shoot and kill me or take my car…do who knows what, with what accomplices.
I’m posting this because I have been writing in my newsletters (some which may not have been sent yet), to stay vigilant. I mean it. Such a potential for tricks and violence out there. Take care.