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Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Paranoid much?

As a rule, I would have quite a suspicious, paranoid nature. I try to sugar coat it, and call myself 'imaginative' but, let's call a spade a spade, and a shovel a shovel...I'm just a big paranoid freak type person...(just to balance..I'm pretty sure I have some good qualities too...hopefully anyway..)

But I'm always very aware of my surroundings, always looking over my shoulder, cos who knows? That old man with the walking stick that can barely hobble two inches without breaking his hip (again) COULD possibly have an evil master plan to haul me down some dark alley and have his wicked way with me (broken hip or not...) and then stride off, unaided, like some sort of low budget, Irish Keyser Soze, while I'm left in a quivering heap on the ground...

......(dramatic pause).......

Ok...so while I'm sure the above has about a 1% chance of actually happening, I'm just trying to give you an example of the bizarre things that run through my mind. Especially walking along. Alone. At night. Through the questionable part of Dublin that I live in. Which I do far too often.

I did it tonight, and I was all too aware of the phone in my pocket, the bag in my hand, which contained my laser card (with access to my for once not empty bank account) my beloved iPod, and all my make up, house keys etc etc...
I was convinced the hoodie who was walking in front of me was going to hide behind that wall and pounce...I was planning my attack (I have the upper body strength of a dead baby knat, but I reckon I could give a decent kick if my trusty Vans were up to it..)
When I made it safely past him, the next suspect was the car pulling up beside me...but nope, that was safe too...so it had to be the guy coming down the steps outside his house...

Happily, I made it home, unattacked, safety and paranoia intact! Now I just have to make plans to do it all over again..............

6 comments:

Darren said...

Ehh...

PaddyInEngland said...

irish kaiser i like it x

Shop Girl said...

@Darren - Yeah...that was the response I expected...

@Paddy - thanks!! I did too...even had to wiki the spelling for that one..

Darren said...

@Paddy Oi! I gots you on mine. :)

Lottie said...

I know the feeling well. I tend to grip my keys between my fingers for a good lash out - better safe than sorry.

And just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.

whoopsadaisy said...

Ah I remember doing this many times, especially getting off the Nitelink when I still lived at home.
It's good for you all that awareness, you'll be ready for them when they come to getcha! :P

They never came to get me, by the way, but no harm in being aware of things rather than oblivious!