February 24th, 2006, 08:42 PM
So I've told you in the past that I'm a sales rep so I'm in and out of stores all day. I'm sitting at a traffic light and an old brown beat up car pulls up behind me. I'm the kind of person who is always looking around and aware of my surroundings so I take mental note of the car and go about my business. I'm driving and this car is following me and I arrive at my next store -- Target (sorry for the store name) and I pull into the parking spot. It's not a spot you can pull through, it's a spot that has a grass median in front of it. Well this brown car is right behind me and as I stop my car, he stops his car right behind me -- put it this way, if I were to back my car up I would have hit him. He is just sitting there staring at my car and I'm looking in the rear view mirror and will not get out. I call Jim and try to be obvious that I can see him in my mirror and "pretend" to call the cops. The guy is sitting there for a minute and a half at least. So he starts pulling away slowly and a woman is walking through the parking lot. As soon as he starts pulling away, I jump out of my car and ask the woman if I could walk in with her and explain to her what happened. She and I walk toward the front door together and watch this car. We watched him pull up the next aisle, back down the aisle I parked in and stop behind my car again! I go inside and talk to the security guard and he says he'll just keep and eye out and to grab him before I leave and he will walk me to my car. I'm in the store for about a half our doing my stuff and I get ready to leave, grab the guard and we start walking to my car to check it out and make sure I'm safe. I look across the parking lot and notice the guy just leaving. He was waiting outside for me for a half hour! I got a little creeped out. I didn't get his license plate number because I wasn't behind him, he was behind me, but this really opens my eyes more. I consider myself a generally observant and aware person and my dad has always said "G*d help the person who ever tried to mug you" because I know how to defend myself, but the reality of something like this happening is rather freaky.