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MY FIRST SCARY EXPERIENCE IN HOUSTON

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Yesterday i went to the dentist and had two teeth abstracted. The pain afterwards was unbearable. That is not the scary bit. I was walking home afterwards not to far only takes 10 minutes. There where these two men walking just in front of me. I thought nothing of it. I was going to cross the road into the area where our complex is where we live i noticed one crossed over about 50 yards in front of me . The other one stayed in the middle of the inter section was watching me. There was another man in a pick - up on the corner. Now i,m getting scared as i kept thinking this is a set up. Something is going to happen to me. So i thougght quickly back tracked myself to the Shopping area. I have never been so scared in my life. You have to watch what is going on around you all the time. I"ll never walk alone again.

I thought i give you my first scary experience.

Kath

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Hi ,

Yesterday i went to the dentist and had two teeth abstracted. The pain afterwards was unbearable. That is not the scary bit. I was walking home afterwards not to far only takes 10 minutes. There where these two men walking just in front of me. I thought nothing of it. I was going to cross the road into the area where our complex is where we live i noticed one crossed over about 50 yards in front of me . The other one stayed in the middle of the inter section was watching me. There was another man in a pick - up on the corner. Now i,m getting scared as i kept thinking this is a set up. Something is going to happen to me. So i thougght quickly back tracked myself to the Shopping area. I have never been so scared in my life. You have to watch what is going on around you all the time. I"ll never walk alone again.

I thought i give you my first scary experience.

Kath

You were probably just being paranoid. It's extremely unlikely that a stranger will mess with you, particularly three of them, particularly in broad daylight.

I know it's scary and all being in a new place, but relax!

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Hi ,

Yesterday i went to the dentist and had two teeth abstracted. The pain afterwards was unbearable. That is not the scary bit. I was walking home afterwards not to far only takes 10 minutes. There where these two men walking just in front of me. I thought nothing of it. I was going to cross the road into the area where our complex is where we live i noticed one crossed over about 50 yards in front of me . The other one stayed in the middle of the inter section was watching me. There was another man in a pick - up on the corner. Now i,m getting scared as i kept thinking this is a set up. Something is going to happen to me. So i thougght quickly back tracked myself to the Shopping area. I have never been so scared in my life. You have to watch what is going on around you all the time. I"ll never walk alone again.

I thought i give you my first scary experience.

Kath

You were probably just being paranoid. It's extremely unlikely that a stranger will mess with you, particularly three of them, particularly in broad daylight.

I know it's scary and all being in a new place, but relax!

I totally disagree, If there was going to be any crime commited, No matter which country, State or town, Crimes are commited in broad daylight, The OP mentioned a pick up truck, You were NOT being paranoid, Just very cautious in observing your surroundings.

I always tell my fiancee to keep her wits about her by checking her car before getting in, Especially if she gets an instinct that someone is trailing her to go into a crowded vicinity, Even if she was in my country (UK), Same difference....

Must of been scary, But i commend your strategy, Well done

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You are not paranoid! Sounds pretty scary. I do the same thing when stuff like that happens: go into a store, seek places with lots of people. In NY there where a lot of situations like that. Weirdos stared at me in the subway and then exited it the my station (what a COINCIDENCE). First thing I always did was going directly into the nearby supermarket. And call somebody or fake to call somebody, that always scared them off...

Esp. as women we have to be very aware, because unfortunately there are sick men out there.

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You were probably just being paranoid. It's extremely unlikely that a stranger will mess with you, particularly three of them, particularly in broad daylight.

I know it's scary and all being in a new place, but relax!

I completely disagree

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I crossed the street once as a guy was coming towards me in a “bad” neighbourhood. It was completely unrelated to his being there though, I just wanted to get to the other side. He called out “hey! I wasn’t gonna hurt you!” Which made me feel terrible, so I crossed back to tell him my crossing had nothing to do with him. While I was saying so, he said “wanna go grab a coffee?”

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Not paranoid at all, your instincts told you something is amiss and you listened to them . I think everyone has talked themselves out of listening to their gut reaction at sometime or another , and have been prooved wrong !! Always listen to your stomach ;) I would have done exactly the same in your situation. The fact that it's daylight doesn't mean that bad people won't try anything, it just means they are easier to spot :whistle:

kim

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Kath

I have lived in Houston for many, many years and know quite well that it can sometimes be a dangerous place. The city has its share of thugs, gangstas, punks, creeps, transients, etc. My advice is to be cautious, but don't live in fear. Like most large American cities, some areas of town are very safe and others are high crime. You should be careful until you learn the city and feel comfortable here.

I am quite sure it is very different than your former home in the UK. Watching the news on TV probably doesn't help matters. It can be rather grim and misleading.

My wife and 21 year old stepdaughter have arrived here in Houston 2 1/2 years ago. They travel freely about the city alone without any problems. We live in the southwest inside the city. It was a huge change from their former home, but they have adapted.

Use common sense and trust your instincts. Welcome to Houston. It ain't so bad. Especially now since summer is over. Autumn and winter is the best here.

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Hi ,

Yesterday i went to the dentist and had two teeth abstracted. The pain afterwards was unbearable. That is not the scary bit. I was walking home afterwards not to far only takes 10 minutes. There where these two men walking just in front of me. I thought nothing of it. I was going to cross the road into the area where our complex is where we live i noticed one crossed over about 50 yards in front of me . The other one stayed in the middle of the inter section was watching me. There was another man in a pick - up on the corner. Now i,m getting scared as i kept thinking this is a set up. Something is going to happen to me. So i thougght quickly back tracked myself to the Shopping area. I have never been so scared in my life. You have to watch what is going on around you all the time. I"ll never walk alone again.

I thought i give you my first scary experience.

Kath

You were probably just being paranoid. It's extremely unlikely that a stranger will mess with you, particularly three of them, particularly in broad daylight.

I know it's scary and all being in a new place, but relax!

I totally disagree, If there was going to be any crime commited, No matter which country, State or town, Crimes are commited in broad daylight, The OP mentioned a pick up truck, You were NOT being paranoid, Just very cautious in observing your surroundings.

I always tell my fiancee to keep her wits about her by checking her car before getting in, Especially if she gets an instinct that someone is trailing her to go into a crowded vicinity, Even if she was in my country (UK), Same difference....

Must of been scary, But i commend your strategy, Well done

I grew up in one of America's most violent cities; I do know how to keep my wits about myself. I would not have been scared in that situation.

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