Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Rapists, Robbers, and Bum-Grabbers, Oh My!

I walked into town today to see if I couldn't find some gifts for my littles, who will be inducted into the fraternity at the end of the week. My college town is close to Philadelphia, so it has several little unique boutiques that are rather charming, if not a little expensive. I had to speedwalk, though, in order to get back to my apartment before the sun set.

For when the sun sets here, the wolves come out.

I'm not sure whether there has always been this much crime near my university or if the university just neglected to report it, but this much is clear: things around here are getting bad.

There have been assaults, attempted rapes, robberies, armed muggings-- you name, it's happened here in the last two months. We've even had a bum-grabber whose description matches on one my friends at The Quad, who we are tormenting to within an inch of his life.

Jokes aside, it's gotten kind of dangerous to be a small girl (aka me) in this neighborhood. Tonight I have to walk to my little's house in the dark. She only lives a few blocks away, but it doesn't matter-- I'm frightened. I've planned to only take my keys and my phone. I might get away with it if it looks like I'm not carrying anything of value.

I've thought about what I would do if I did get in trouble out there. I have a wee spray can of mace and I'm not afraid to use it. I have a plan for rapists (it's disgusting, so don't ask), armed muggings (just give up the money), and gun-toting bullies (run like hell). Oh, and screaming. I have no shame when it comes to self-preservation.

Wish me luck.

K.

6 comments:

  1. I think I can guess what your rapist plan may be... (And yeah, I'm thinking of doing the same should I get stuck in some dark alley one day...)

    Good luck!

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  2. Irina: It's a good plan, if a smelly one.

    K.

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  3. I got really excited that you're discussing "your littles."

    I need initiation presents for my little also, and I got my first grandlittle this semester.

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  4. Rachel: :) I managed to get them little wind-up chicks that I hope I can convince them to pass down to their little. Hooray for sales!

    K.

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  5. I live on a relatively safe campus. The cops are plentiful and very bored so they're always looking for young ladies to escort safely back to their dorms or apartments and every five feet there's emergency phone sites with a handy built in "We Realize Your Rapist Probably Won't Give You Time for a Phone Call so If You Hit Me with Your Purse as You Go Screaming By.. That Alerts Someone too" feature.

    I could have my people get in touch with your people. :p Like I said, my people are bored and could use someone to talk to anyway.

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  6. Gwyn: Ha! Well, the newspaper that I copyedit for just wrote a story about how our blue rape lights are broken. Niiiiiiiiice.

    K.

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