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Default  Posted: 11:26 AM, May 6th (Monday)

I haven't been on for a while because I have been super busy and life is moving on and treating me and my family pretty kind until this weekemd. Had a bunch of nasty encounters and they have stressed me out A LOT.
HORRIBLE DAY. WARNING GRAPHIC!!! Adult daughter, friend and myself went to go antiquing, garage saleing, and thrifting in Wichita in middle of day. Seriously unhinged man approached daughter asked her for a sex act in very nasty language. Tried accosting her (by grabbing her arm and trying to yank her away)even with us present. Called 911, he tried following her into a store with us, some burly guys blocked his way. Police came, were awesome, busted crazy in the park picking lilacs for her. Turns out he was a convicted child molester released from prison after a technicality sprung him free. Gotta love the legal system who set this rapist free. One of the scariest days of my life. Happy my daugher is unharmed thought he was going to kill us. Officers were awesome, he is arrested and on a 72 hour mental hold and doesn't know who we are. Wish he would rot in prison. Made a fun day super scary, but we were all happy it was over.

Sunday: At a store waiting to check out-it was a TJMAXX and they have a long curving path to the check outs OR you can go straight to them if they are not busy. There were less than 10 customers in the entire store. There were 3 checkers open, NO LINE AT ALL, and 2 people checking out, so I proceeded to the empty register. The older man next to me begins chastising me for being a rule breaker and skipping the long path to the registers. I laughed, thinking he was joking. He then began taking my items I had placed to be rung up off the counter and starts putting them back into the cart, telling me I WILL check out the CORRECT path way. The cashier assured him I was fine and that there were NO other customers. He then proceeded to cuss us both out, and then left.

Last night, I went to a Walmart to buy groceries with my daughter-after our huge total was rung up-the register froze. The cashier stated her register had been screwing up for weeks and hadn't been fixed. So she called over a CSM (who lied and represented herself as the assistant manager) and the CSM began yelling at the cashier that she must have unplugged the computer and made the cashier cry. I stated she had done nothing to the register and got ready to move to another register and asked if we should do that or could we just pay and leave since they already had the items totalled up. The CSM began SCREAMING at me that we were just to stay put. I asked her to please not yell at me and get me the manager. Of course manager wasn't in. I would have left, but daughter and I had just spent an hour loading up the cart and she needed food for home. So, 45 VERY UNHAPPY minutes later, we left, and the CSM was a complete bitch when I asked for the manager's name and number and stated he wouldn't care how she treated us-so I guess Walmart Corporate is getting an email from me later.

Ok, I am done whining and feeling sorry for our family, but it was kind of a sucky weekend with all the craziness. I need HUGS.

So let's roll the dice, one more time
Take a chance on love again tonight
Risk it all, lay it on the line
Let the skeletons fight for life
Tonight, hold on tight, as we collide -kid rock

Posts: 1680 | Registered: Aug 2009 | From: The land of OZ
Deeply Scared
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Default  Posted: 11:40 AM, May 6th (Monday)


wow...what a terrible time you had of things...I'm so sorry, but also very relieved your daughter is ok.

I hope this week proves to be much better for you.

"Don't give up, the beginning is always the hardest." My Mom:)

My tolerance for stupid shit is getting less and less.

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Default  Posted: 11:50 AM, May 6th (Monday)


What a scary weekend. I'm glad you and your daughter are safe.

Me - BS, 39 (I'm not old...I'm vintage)
Two Wonderful children - DS10, DD7
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Posts: 5854 | Registered: Jul 2009 | From: In the darkest depths of hell!
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Default  Posted: 1:40 PM, May 6th (Monday)


I'm so glad you and your daughter are okay.

Me: BW - I'm much too young to feel this damn old
Him: FWH - Midlife crisis with a pathetic porn wannabe
D-Day: August 2004; Lots of false R until February 2005.

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too trusting BW
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Default  Posted: 2:05 PM, May 6th (Monday)

So sorry you had a rough weekend Ripley!

Seems we had a few crazies here in Wichita this weekend. My first thought was it the same crazy guy that ran from police and drowned.

Me 39
11yrs M
In R-maybe
3 DC from Marriage #1
1 DS together
at least 4 d-days

Posts: 1303 | Registered: Jul 2007 | From: Kansas
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Default  Posted: 3:02 PM, May 6th (Monday)


OMG - what a weekend!! I'm sorry you and your daughter had to endure that but am glad that you both are safe.

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"Don't think first about the risks of speaking up. Think first about the risks of not speaking up." ~ Kerry Patterson

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Default  Posted: 3:28 PM, May 6th (Monday)

(((Ripley))) Hope this week is much better for you and your family!

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Default  Posted: 4:14 PM, May 6th (Monday)

They say everything comes in three's...

Memory and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow.
"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain." (Joseph Campbell)

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Default  Posted: 4:38 PM, May 6th (Monday)

Wow Ripley, i hope your Monday went better. ((( )))

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Default  Posted: 4:46 PM, May 6th (Monday)


Holy Cow... what a weekend you had...

Remember things come in three's... so you are DONE now!!!

Me: BSO - 46
Him: FWSO - 69
DS - 13
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
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Default  Posted: 7:00 PM, May 6th (Monday)

Big hugs for you and your daughter.

You can call me NIK

"If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment."
- Carlos Santana

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Default  Posted: 7:01 PM, May 6th (Monday)

(((Ripley))) I'm sorry for your terrible weekend, but I'm really glad that your daughter was not physically harmed and that she has a mom like you, who got the cops involved and got this molester off the streets.

Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
I wanna see you be brave

Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect

Posts: 12166 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: DeepInTheHeartOf, TX
Member # 25277
Default  Posted: 10:24 PM, May 6th (Monday)

Thank you everyone for the kind words and hugs. I feel much better today-it was just a very trying and exhausting weekend.

So let's roll the dice, one more time
Take a chance on love again tonight
Risk it all, lay it on the line
Let the skeletons fight for life
Tonight, hold on tight, as we collide -kid rock

Posts: 1680 | Registered: Aug 2009 | From: The land of OZ
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Default  Posted: 10:34 PM, May 6th (Monday)


DEFINITELY report the Wal-Mart incident to corporate. Don't let them keep that "in-house".


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Default  Posted: 11:56 PM, May 6th (Monday)


I'm sorry about your stressful weekend. Sounds like what happens when there's a full moon!

And on another note, that's just one of the MANY reasons I DO NOT shop at Walmart! DS had a very similar experience there just before Christmas. He felt so bad for the poor cashier stuck in the middle that he went to another store, bought her a Christmas plant and took back to her. She flinched when she saw him at her register again because he had been so angry (at the management person), but he explained that he felt bad about what happened and wanted her to know he didn't blame her, but the CSM or Manager who handled it, and Merry Christmas. She was dumbfounded and didn't know what to say, just stood there holding it while he walked away.

ETA: She first tried to scan it because she thought he wanted to buy it, until he explained.

[This message edited by thebighurt at 11:58 PM, May 6th (Monday)]

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Posts: 2386 | Registered: Feb 2012 | From: the Other Side
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Default  Posted: 2:36 AM, May 8th (Wednesday)

This is exactly why i don't even want to leave the house anymore, people are f-ing nuts nowadays. Glad you & your loved ones are OK. Kudos to the officers for dealing with it and taking it seriously.. and to you all for your quick actions.

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