#JusJoJan testifies

Oh wow Dan, that’s a prompt! Here is what Linda wrote:
Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 28th is brought to you by Dan!Click here to find his last post and say hi while you’re there! Dan’s word for our prompt today is “testify.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!

Woops. Not sure what to do with this one. I never had to testify in a court case. The only time I’ve ever been to a court was for my divorce 12 years ago.

But I had to go to the police at one point. There was a rapist going around the little town I lived in. When I walked the dog I met a man whom I saw putting his bits away then coming up to me telling me how he was wanking. Thanks very much. I told the police about the bloke and then had to come in to identify someone.

It was like the crime shows: we were taken into the police station in a different entrance than the people we had to look at and then stood behind what was a mirror to them but a window to us. It was terrifying.

The bloke I met wasn’t there. He wasn’t the rapist. And I never heard what came from it but it caused me a lot of anxiety and started a time of flashbacks that was horrible.

My problem was that I delivered newspapers in the middle of the night on my own. In Germany they have to be delivered by 6am. Knowing a rapist was on the loose didn’t make me feel particularly happy.

I am happy though to announce I’ve been perfectly save and sound on my rounds at all times. Nothing ever happened to me there and I am eternally grateful to my guardian angel 😁.

Sigh. That was hard to even remember it. It’s such a long time ago and I hardly ever think if it but some experiences never lose their scariness fully I think.

6 thoughts on “#JusJoJan testifies

  1. Yikes – I’d be scared too. In high school, I helped a friend who had to deliver papers early in the morning. That was way back in the day we didn’t even think about strangers lurking in the shadows. Sad that’s what I immediately think of now if I have to go out in the dark.

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    1. A couple of years later another lady who delivered newspapers got shot. That was even worse. A little northern German town and a middle aged lady got shot… She was Eastern European and it was rumored it was a family feud. Incredible thinking of it now. But I always were aware of the dangers because my grandma always warned me. I assume she got raped in the war as she told me a man followed her and she can’t remember how she got home. It’s a hard knock live I would say… 🙁

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