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I cannot fukcing believe it

I absolutely still cannot fucking believe what's happened today.

I was leaving work in Morden at about 6:30 and I was standing at the bus stop a short distance from the office, completely just minding my own business- not looking at or proviking anybody, when I felt a blow to the side of my head very akin to being hit by a basketball (or for that matter poi) flung at full force. I assumed it was an accident and turned around at which point I got the benefit of a fist in the face that left me totally stunned and knocked me down (although that may well have been due to shock).

At which point I saw that my assaulters were Fucking CHildren. Well teenagers to be exact, one of them (I assume the one who punched me) was taller than me and built like a bulldog but the other four only came up to about my shoulder.

And the little snotnosed dickweed fuckheads ran off, LAUGHING and cheering and high-fiving each other.

I did not give chase. They had a headstart and most significantly there were five of the little criminals and only one of me, but I was left in an absolute rage. In some quantity I still am. Oh I'd like to catch them individually and give them something to laugh about, or high five the little shitheads with a booted kick to the balls.

I cannot fucking believe it. I just can't. They didn't even try to mug me (unless it was the most inept fucking mugging ever), they just attacked me out of the blue. Randomly. For no fucking reason whatsoever, beyond I suppose that they simply could. There was nothing I did to deserve this, and they outnumbered me, and there was nothing I could do to defend myself or retaliate.

That was two hours ago, and now I'm home and somewhat calmer.
Physically I'm not too bad - I've got a ringing headache, some bruising on the cheekbone and an ex-nose bleed, but mostly I'm in shock.

I think I just need to curl up somewhere and cry.


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Jan. 11th, 2005 08:50 pm (UTC)
Have vino and before curling up. Ba$tards. xxx
Jan. 11th, 2005 10:27 pm (UTC)
No booze for me tonight, but I have scavanged cake as a consolation prize.

Thank you for the sympathy.
(no subject) - whispersinink - Jan. 11th, 2005 08:51 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 11th, 2005 10:32 pm (UTC)
I know you're at least okay, but someone needs to track the punks down and kick their asses!

*constructs more elaborate revenge fantasies*

thank you
Jan. 11th, 2005 08:53 pm (UTC)
That is absolutely terrible and I hope you're OK. Something similar happened to my husband before Christmas (he was attacked by teenagers for no reason). I hope you'll phone the police and report the assault--perhaps they might be caught, and it might help you to feel better to know that you're being proactive.

But mostly I just want to say: that sucks. Poor you!
Jan. 11th, 2005 10:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you, and I'm sorry to hear your hubby suffered similar.

I just don't understand why they can't content themselves with setting cars on fire like normal teenagers.
Jan. 11th, 2005 08:55 pm (UTC)
I'd totally want to throw and break things and scream and shout.

I agree, you should contact the police and after you're done being angry burn some candles and try to collect some of the peace they've wrenched away, the little shits.

My god, I'm so angry on your behalf my fingers are shaking.
Jan. 11th, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
THank you :)

I've felt better for all the lovely responses.

Little shits.
I felt kind of too overwrought to deal with police tonight, but I will tomorrow morn first thing especially as I've got the day off to get myself together.
Jan. 11th, 2005 08:58 pm (UTC)
Oh honey, I am sorry and shocked and outraged for you. It always amazes me when people are bastards. Oh man. Hugs.
Jan. 11th, 2005 10:41 pm (UTC)
THank you.
I apprecitate it Jo.
(no subject) - miss_newham - Jan. 11th, 2005 10:51 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - rainsinger - Jan. 11th, 2005 11:09 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 11th, 2005 08:59 pm (UTC)
!!! :-(
Jan. 11th, 2005 08:59 pm (UTC)
Did anyone else see this?

There are some right little bastard thugs around.
Jan. 11th, 2005 09:00 pm (UTC)
I hope you feel better soon.

I am recommending chamomile tea for everything in the last couple of days - but it does seem to help in so many situations.
(no subject) - rainsinger - Jan. 11th, 2005 10:44 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 11th, 2005 09:00 pm (UTC)
Jesus christ! I am so sorry! God dammit people are ASSHOLES.
Jan. 11th, 2005 10:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
I really appreciate all the sympathy.
Jan. 11th, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC)
My god, that's just awful.

I hope you're feeling better in the morning. And I agree, reporting it to the police is a good idea.
Please take care of yourself..

Love you,
Jan. 11th, 2005 10:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm going to talk to the police tomorrow. Felt too knackered for it tonight.

Thank you for the kind thoughts. It helps.
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Jan. 11th, 2005 10:47 pm (UTC)
Smart and sensible not to run after, I hope you heal quickly and that your assailants are plagued by locusts.

Thank you :)

I love you too.
Jan. 11th, 2005 09:14 pm (UTC)

That's awful. Make sure you take good care of yourself in the wake of it. Bah. So shite. Big big hugs.
Jan. 11th, 2005 10:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much.
I appreciate it. :)
Jan. 11th, 2005 09:16 pm (UTC)
*massive hugs* That sucks in the worst possible way. :(
Jan. 11th, 2005 10:48 pm (UTC)
THank you :)
I'm feeling muchly cheered by all the kind responses.
Jan. 11th, 2005 09:17 pm (UTC)
Very, very sorry.

Sending you a big gentle hug.
Jan. 11th, 2005 10:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
Hugs and kind thoughts are all gratefully received.
Jan. 11th, 2005 09:22 pm (UTC)
Man, I'm so sorry. That is so disturbing on many levels.

Jan. 11th, 2005 10:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the kindness, I appreciate it :)

I haven't gone to the police yet - mostly because my emotions were all over the place and I just wanted to get home - but I will tomorrow, especially as work has granted me a day off.
Jan. 11th, 2005 09:25 pm (UTC)
BTW did you report them to the Police? I wouldn't be surprised to find out they've done it before.
Jan. 11th, 2005 09:25 pm (UTC)
Cripes. *huggles*
Do you want me to hex them? ;o) Gypsy-revenge is an awful thing.... *g*
Jan. 11th, 2005 10:50 pm (UTC)
Do you want me to hex them? ;o)

Yes please. :D

thank you hunni :)
I really appreciate the sympathy.
(no subject) - twistedserious - Jan. 12th, 2005 10:03 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 11th, 2005 09:37 pm (UTC)
I'm glad they ran off before doing anything else. Complete not-so-little bastards.

*hugs* *hugs*
Jan. 11th, 2005 10:56 pm (UTC)
Re: *speechless*
Thank you hunni

*snuggles in hug*
Jan. 11th, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC)
Ugh! Idiots!

They could have least done it to a complete bastard, and not your wonderful self. Pfft.

As above with the police report, and witnesses. You should probably check if there are any CCTV cameras in the vicinity as well, although I imagine the police would be able to check that out.

Jan. 11th, 2005 10:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
I hadn't thought of the CCTV - they probably don't have it because it's a regular residential area but it's worth checking and I'm going to go down and talk to the cops tomorrow.
Jan. 11th, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC)
Hun, I'm so so sorry.... :(

*massive hugs*
Jan. 11th, 2005 11:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you muchly :)
Jan. 11th, 2005 10:06 pm (UTC)
I've gone all gritty teeth at the thought of it wanting to give them a right good kicking for you. Argh!

You deserve lovely random things to happen to you, not the attack of the morons.

Big big hugs. Possibly some alcohol. And elaborate revenge fantasies if the camomile tea doesn't work.

Burningly cross about it all,
Jan. 11th, 2005 11:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)

Big big hugs. Possibly some alcohol. And elaborate revenge fantasies if the camomile tea doesn't work.

They all sound great.
Jan. 11th, 2005 10:12 pm (UTC)
how horrid! =(

(and to think i was upset this morning just because someone added their trash to our trash collection pile. how minor in comparison...)
Jan. 11th, 2005 11:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the sympathy :)
Jan. 11th, 2005 10:14 pm (UTC)

*deep sigh*

That is an amazingly brutal tale, love. Take care of you.
Jan. 11th, 2005 11:06 pm (UTC)

Take care of you

THank you. :) I'll do my best.
I'm going to talk to the police tomorrow and see if any of it got caught on camera.
Jan. 11th, 2005 10:44 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear that. When I visited England some h.s. kids that lived near my homestay family pulled a knife on me. I told them they either need to come with a gun or an attitude or I was going to rip off an arm and beat them to death with the bloody stump. A 13 yr old Texan carrying 400lbs of luggage is taken seriously on public transportation I guess, they backed off.

That would never happen in Texas. The reason is every young hooligan is afraid the person they're randomly attacking might be holding a Desert Eagle .50 and is itchy to use it. If you hit someone in Texas, you have a definite reason you think it's going to directly benefit you.

I hope you feel better soon.
Jan. 11th, 2005 11:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Outrageous
I hope you feel better soon

Thank you. :)
I feel better already than I did at the start of the evening.
Jan. 11th, 2005 10:52 pm (UTC)
oh, how bizarre. i'm glad you came out of it relatively intact though. hope you feel better soon.

Jan. 11th, 2005 11:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)

I appreciate it.
Jan. 11th, 2005 11:30 pm (UTC)
Holy crap! That's bad - even given some of the scrotes that I know of.

Sympathies from a friend-of-a-friend.
Jan. 13th, 2005 01:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you kindly friend of friend, I appreciate it. :)
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