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We were picking a friend's boyfriend up

I responded to a post here that made me think of an incident that happened several years ago. A friend and I were going around to pick another friend up from her boyfriend's neighborhood. We knew that the area could be a bit dangerous, and so when we got close I rang the friend up and told her to be ready to come outside.

So we get to the area where we were to pick her up and she comes rushing to the car and says "Lock the doors and let's go!." For some reason something odd sticks out in my mind here. I remember seeing one of those toy Flintstone cars. I am not sure why I can remember that after all those years, but I can.

I do remember the threat to us was somewhat immediate, but I also believe we were at an impressionable age. The threat was not of bodily harm caused by weapons, but of bodily harm caused by sexual deviants. I remember the feeling of being frightened, but I also believe it was more of what my friends were saying then of my own thoughts and fears.

I had never been to the neighborhood before. I now believe that while there was somewhat of an eerie feeling in that neighborhood (Especially at night), the threat to us was not as immediate as our friend would have us to believe.

I am sure that that sounds a bit odd especially with my previous statement of the nature of the threat, but having been there since (though it's been years since I have been) that incident, I can say that it was more the imagination of the friend.

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UK_Writer wrote on February 13, 2015, 1:56 PM

Some people are just scared of their own shadow. Others are more aware of where they are. Reality can be the same, or different, to how you perceive it.

LadyTrouble wrote on February 13, 2015, 2:02 PM

In this instance, I think it was just a friend trying to show that she knew more about the area then we did. I don't believe she was outright lying, but I also believe that her account of how dangerous it was to be there... well was just a bit off.

crowntower wrote on February 13, 2015, 5:14 PM

WHatever happens or if it is not or it is just imaginary never go to places that you are not familiar with and that you feel is not safe, because it might really dangerous there. God bless.

DWDavisRSL wrote on February 13, 2015, 7:32 PM

Perhaps she was trying to make herself seem more daring and exciting by dating a guy from such a shady neighborhood.

McIntire wrote on February 13, 2015, 7:59 PM

I'm with you, &Lady Trouble, on the assessment. Having hung around South Philly in my youth, I knew there were places one should avoid. But other areas I felt quite at home. One time I asked my gf to hop a bus with me and do some shopping on Market Street, and you would have thought I asked her to accompany me to Hell!!

cheri wrote on February 17, 2015, 1:00 AM

Sometimes its just a feeling that we suddenly feel at the moment but then later on we realized that its all nothing.