Do I just overreact cos I'm scared?  

Peche85 32F
828 posts
8/5/2006 5:23 pm

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8/8/2006 7:58 pm

Do I just overreact cos I'm scared?

Some of you might remember (or not) a post I did at the end of last year about how I heard people fighting and thought the girl was gonna be or something.

Well it happened again last night. I woke up, kind of disoriented because I had just gotten to sleep. I thought the TV must still be on (I had set the timer to turn off after 15 mins) but when I looked at it, it was off.

So I lay there for a while, then I heard yelling. Really loud, horrible yelling.

The female was yelling "Let go of me, fucken let go of me!" And sounded really scared. I don't know if I imagined it or not, but I thought she said "You've fucked me so just let me go".

So I was shaking like a leaf by this point. I was scared that she would run down our driveway to get away from him and I was too scared to look out the window.

It went quiet for a little bit, then there were some weird noises and the guy yelled "YOU DUMB FUCKEN BITCH!!!!!!" and the girl started screaming.

I grabbed my phone and tried my flatmate but there was no answer so I called the other one. I was crying now. He came into my room and I told him what happened and we went to the foyer window to look out but couldn't see anything.

The neighbours had had a party, and we saw one go inside, so my flatmate suggested he go and talk to them. But I was scared and said no, it wouldn't be safe and said I would rather call the police.

So I ran into my room and called 111. The lady who answered the phone sounded incredibly chirpy for what she was doing. But she was just the one who asked if you wanted fire, ambulance or police. Then she put me through to the police. Who didn't answer! So she came back on and said she was gonna transfer me to another communications centre. They answered straight away.

As I was telling them what was happening, I heard my flatmate go outside. A couple of minuted later he came into my room and said everything was alright and that one of their gf's was really really drunk and had broken a window and they were having a fight about it. But that it was okay now because someone had taken her home.

I told the lady on the phone what he said and she said thanks for calling and letting us know anyway.

But I was scared and straining my ears to hear any sort of noises. And I sure as hell didn't hear a car leave to take the girl home!

Just as I was almost asleep, I heard someone walking up the long driveway next to our house and he suddenly started yellng "Walk! You can fucken walk yourself, bitch walk!". I could hear a female crying, but she didn't yell anything back.

This morning I had just woken up when I heard her yelling again. I got up and opened the curtain (its daytime, not as scary as night) and opened my window. There was a blonde girl leaning into a car yelling. She walked away after a while then I saw her sitting in the car about 10mins later.

So maybe they were just having a stupid fight. But it didn't sound that way to me! She sounded so scared. And the guy sounded so angry and horrible. I don't know how anyone could treat someone they love/are in a relationship with that way!

I know I'm a chicken, especially when its dark. Maybe I watch too many scary movies or something and think the guy is gonna come after me if he sees me watching.

Do you think I over-react by dialling 111? Or is it a good thing that at least one person calls the police when they hear a female yelling "Let go of me"?

chasingfun27 39M
1108 posts
8/5/2006 6:55 pm

I think you did the right thing, as did your flatmate. While calling 111 turned out to be unnecessary in this instance, on another occasion it could well be a different story. Incidents that do require police and ambulance happen on an all too regular basis and it's always better to err on the side of caution.

sassybelle21 33F  
13313 posts
8/6/2006 12:32 am

That was a sensible thing to do. One can never be too careful. If you didn't call the police or emergency line and the lady actually was or murdered, you'll feel really guilty for not doing what you could have done to save her life. You get what I mean girl?

NiceGuyMush 48M

8/8/2006 2:42 pm

You did the right thing

As you said you care. When we as a people stop caring life will become very cruel and dangerous.

Can be hard feeling like you are getting involved in 'other peoples business' or putting yourself at risk but thats essentially what a good samaritan does. So good for you!

We can only hope that others would do it for us in our moment of need!

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