Two thoughts on being followed  

waggypolly 72F
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7/24/2005 12:48 am

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Two thoughts on being followed

Two thoughts on being followed come directly out of my last post:

1) The experience of feeling that guy was following me to the tree rather than seeking it for his own needs has sparked a memory. 35 years ago I was travelling in Afghanistan and three evenings running I was the guest of a charming Kabul family for dinner before returning to my sleazy lodgings. Three nights running I woke up in the small hours, gstronomically unable to cope with their generous hospitality, and rushed to the loo to unload my dinner before returning to my dormitory bed. Three nights running the janitor waited patiently outside the loo and propositioned me as soon as I came out. Hence an unconscious fear that some men find the sound of vomitting a turn on? Is this possible or was he deaf?

(I have other memories of being followed in dark and leafy places by men intent on groping, but then who hasn't?)

2) I lay on my sickbed and watched the BBC obsessing about the shooting on the tube. Onlookers described that man as "looking like a cornered rabbit". It turns out he wasn't a terrorist; he was a Brazilian citizen (maybe one without a work permit or such, else why would he have run away). His experience was rather worse than mine.

Feelings of powerlessness may be ungrounded or fleeting, or they may be very very real. My heart goes out to this man's family, to the Londoners who watched the tragedy and to the police who acted too hastily and will have to live with it.

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expatbrit49 62M

7/24/2005 4:38 am

They did act a little quick However if you have someone running and given the state of London its a natrual result. If it had turned out he was another bomber and they didnt react the result could have been much worse.

Thank You for Your Time and Attention

Romancer67 49M

7/24/2005 6:47 am

Crap ..crap ...crap...if i was the police and i am after a suspected terrorist...i would want to capture him alive to get info and interrogate him...this guy didnt ahve weapons on him he didnt shoot and he didnt confront...why shoot him? Just another soul wasted...what a pitty human lifes has become as cheap as a price of a bullit.

XIITheHangedMan 62M

7/24/2005 7:23 am

Welcome back Waggy. I always follow your blog. I do have a request for you. Could you write a piece on meditation? I know that you're much more experienced with it than I am. I'm very interested, and I think others are as well. By the way, I hope to be back to posting after this next weekend.


flinkychick 60F

7/24/2005 8:52 am

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my first day, that made me feel very welcome.

I certainly hope that the sound of a woman being ill wouldn't turn a man on, but I know a man who is turned on by the "tinkling" sound of a woman urinating so it might be. Very creepy to think about, isn't it?

interested13563 53M
2557 posts
7/24/2005 6:39 pm

Your observations and analysis are so correct!

daydreamer928 55F

7/26/2005 5:40 pm

My heart also goes out to all Londoners, and every person involved in the whole situation. Police and the mans family. It is unfortunate that the police did not know if he had any weapons at the time. Does anyone know why this man ran?

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