{December 20, 2020}   A Mentally Stressful Night

Saturday I worked so my check wouldn’t be so short because of Christmas. I didn’t get there til 11 because I had to go to the north end of the county before I could head to the south end. The place I needed to go didn’t open until 10:30 an hour after I am supposed to be at work. But it is okay it is Saturday they know I don’t come in early and who knows how many hours I will work. Maybe 4, maybe 8 and possibly 10. I don’t have to be there I am coming because I want to and we all have keys so that isn’t a big deal.

I went in did my 6 hours or so and left. It was already 5 and I wanted to do my normal Sunday shopping on the way home. That way me and JW could just worry about getting everything done for Christmas today.

I stopped by his job as I came by since there was no one there. I figured they were sitting outback. They were he came around as soon as I pulled in. They can hear my truck coming. I talked to him a few and left.

I stopped by his house to let the dog out and to just sit and relax for a few minutes. I needed to check my bank and figure a few things out. I needed to check the mail.

I had his gift I picked up before work in the car and my mothers I picked up after work Friday. I wanted to put them up. I was going to hide his why he wasn’t there.

I decide I am ready to go I go get the dog from outside, make sure they have food and water everything is alright. Now to get the gifts. I go out the door lock and close it and reach for my keys as I am walking to the truck. I locked my keys in the house! You see I locked them in the truck a few weeks ago at Wal-Mart his friend brought me the one he has so I could get in. And now I lock myself out of his house and my truck.

I knew he said the guy next to him had a key. He use to manage the places and then he would let workers in after he stop doing that. So I walked over and ask him if I could get the key. He knows me, knows we are together and I am over there all the time with or without JW. That I was staying there for a bit. Even though we don’t know each other well he knows of me enough to know I belong there he can let me in.

As I said we don’t know each other well just seeing each other in the yard talk for a bit or how are you kind of thing. I have never been in his house nothing like that. I am polite but I don’t get good feeling about him. It bothered me he had a key when I was staying there. I always had the thought he could come in on me at anytime. He knew JW worked 9am to 7/8 pm he wouldn’t be home in between for anything. The way our places sit back no one would know or hear if anything happen. I don’t know why I have the feeling I do around him or about him. He could be fine and nothing to worry about. If JW knew anything I should know he would tell me. But you never know people.

I didn’t want to even go ask him but I did. I knew that was the first thing JW was going to say when I called him. So I went to ask him. I knocked and he ask who it was I told him it was me. It took him a few to open the door. He had on a long white sleep shirt. Down to his feet. Like a gown like guys use to wear way back. Before my time. It wasn’t even 6 pm yet. It seemed odd it seem odd it took him so long to open the door after I told him who it was.

But he open the door I told him what I needed. He said he didn’t know if he still had a key he had to look. He said come in. I didn’t want to be rude but I didn’t want to be in his house either. This feeling was just so strong at this point. I just wanted the key and be out of there done dealing with him. I stepped right inside the door and closed the screen. Stood there with my hand on it. He said it’s dirty in here. I’m dirty in here. He had stuff everywhere. The coffee table was covered you couldn’t see it. I can’t tell you what the rest of the room looked like because I just stood right there watching him. I don’t think I ever took my eyes off of him. I just wanted the key.

Then he says to me I am going to need your help. I just need you to look around on the table tell me if you see any keys. My eyes the way they are I can’t really see. I am thinking in my head does he normally wear glasses? Maybe contacts? But I don’t see him wearing contacts. I can’t remember if he wears glasses or not. But thinking I have seen him enough I should know. Again all that goes through your head in a matter of seconds. I am not liking this at all.

I walk over to the table he says you don’t have to touch anything just tell me if you see keys. He starts moving stuff around. I said right here picked them up before I thought. He says oh ok I think this one or this one is it. I go over try them it isn’t the right ones. There are other keys on there I try them all and nothing works. At this point I am not going back in his house to help look anymore. I call get JW on the phone before I walk over there. He was at the door. I tell him none of the keys work he ask if I am sure says I did something wrong! I am almost 40 I have locked and unlocked doors with keys a million times over. I do it at work every time I come and go through the day. But your right I did something wrong. I did not say this to him just thought it. All the while I just want to leave and away from him. He goes over and tries. He can’t get in either and decides they must of changed the locks. Or whatever just please go home I will figure something out. Again did not say it out loud but just thought it. They have not changed the locks. We have never been given new keys. But at the same time I was kind of glad his key did not work. I feel a little better knowing he has lost the key and can’t get in his place.

I still have JW on the phone we are talking. Buy now guy is walking back to his place. He says look I don’t want you to be stuck he is right up the street. Take my van and go get the key from him. I didn’t really want to even do that but was stuck. I didn’t want JW friend from work to have to bring me a key they are working. So I said okay. At least he isn’t going I am just taking his car and going alone.

I tell JW and he says I don’t know I guess if you are COMFORTABLE doing that. This struck me as odd the way he said it.

I just said yeah I guess he said if your sure okay. His friend said something he told him i was coming to get it. Guess he was going to bring it.. He told him what we were doing. At this point I am in the van moving the seat so I can reach the peddles. This guy is tall and big. JW is still on the phone him his friend are talking. After he tells him what we are doing he tells me his friend is bringing me the key. I said I am in the van about to start it I be there in a few minutes. He said his friend would rather just bring me the key he will be here in a bit. Insistent he was bringing me the key.

I got out took he came back out he been standing at the door. He said something. I said so and so already left to bring me the key. We will just pass each other but thank you and gave him the key back. I started walking back to the house. He asked if I was okay or would be. I said yes. He asked again. I just said yeah he should be here any minute i was going to go wait for him. He said okay.

I wasn’t going over there to hangout until he got there. He hadn’t even left yet if something happen and it took longer. I went back sat on the chair we have by the door. It just seemed odd that he would rather bring me the key then me come and get it. His friend knows this guy pretty well I think. I think they are related some how or he is just a really good friend to some of his family. It just makes me wonder what made him ring it when he found out I was going to come get it. JW said he would rather bring it to you. JW even seemed a little confused as of why.

They say listen to your gut feeling it is telling you something and mine was on high. I have gotten into trucks with guys I just met 2 seconds before two or three times. Let some get in and ride with me before. And never have I felt the way I did yesterday dealing with him.

I am going to say something to JW about it when we get together today. Tell him how I feel about him and ask him not to give him another key. Something just isn’t right with that.

I finally get in the house get my keys and leave. Only to find I forgot and left the packages in the truck. I didn’t care at that point I wasn’t going back. I had the list for the store finally I just wanted to get that done. I go in check on a few things and then get my shopping done.

I come out to get moves from the box and a cop is walking in and going into the little room where they hold shop lifters when they catch them. This is important later. I get my movies and head to the truck.

I get to the truck and I am loading everything into the back. I am parked out on the end of the row furthest from the store. I again am behind my truck. When all of a sudden I hear the worse screaming, crying and yelling. I start looking around and over half way up the row where I am parked is a dark color suv. It is not parked in a space but it is parked in the lane behind the parked cars. There are two people (looked like guys) fighting with a girl/woman trying to shove her in this suv. I am at first just in shock at what I am seeing. She keeps falling on the ground she is managing to keep them from getting her in the car.

I start thinking what do I do call 911 but by the time they get here they may have her in and gone. Go say something maybe others will help. I thought of the cop I seen go in the store. I called 911 and as soon as the lady answered i said I am at x place and one of your guys is in the store to handle something else you need to get him in the parking lot right away. There are people trying to put a woman/girl into a suv.

She started asking me questions and where I was in the parking lot color of suv all that. I told here where I was but it was to dark and i was to far away to tell what color make or anything. By this point the girl is laying on the ground on her side not moving or making a sound. One person is gone one is just standing there. The parking lot is empty. Everyone walked by and went inside or got in their cars and left. Looking the other why as they did. No one said anything or tried to do anything. I was just shocked. I was still trying to load the truck and still on the phone with 911. In a minute the officer was out there she still just laying there.

The 911 lady comes back on and says it is a CHILD throwing a fit and her parents are trying to get her in the car. I said I didn’t know. She said no my officer is there made contact i am telling this is what is going on. I said okay thank you.

What was I supposed to do? Not call go home like everyone else? Then what when I see later someone is missing or found killed. It seems highly unlikely someone would do that right there in the open with people around. But you never know with some people. They are pushed to a point they don’t care. Even if I could of seen it was a man and woman with a child. The way the child was screaming crying and fighting. How am i to know if this is really the mother and father? Even if it was this was to big and gone to far someone needed to step in and calm things down between the three. I would rather call it be nothing than see something bad happen later.

Think about it everyone walked by went in or left no one said anything. This went on for 5 minutes before cops came out. If no one is saying anything even if it wasn’t her parents they could of gotten away because no one thought twice about it. If the cops had not been there already I would of walked up there and said something. Because when you call it takes the cops forever to get to you. By then they could of been gone. I figure at least if you say something and try maybe you can scare them off without taking the kid or at least keep them there until the cops get there. I will cause a bigger scene until others stop and get involved if i have to.

When I left the girl was standing behind the suv talking to the cop. Hopefully they got things worked out.

By the time I got done and got in the truck I just felt mentally wiped out. I just wanted to cry. Between dealing with him and being locked out. My feelings through that and then this happening. I hope today is a better day.

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