I was at a mall yesterday in the Southwest. I was standing outside a store digging in my handbag for Swedish Fish. One small child bumped into me as he was trying to catch up with his mother. Five seconds later I hear screaming from another child. The loud child was trying to catch up with the same mother. The screaming was deafening, therefore, looks of irritation and annoyance took my face hostage.
The next thing I know Bad Mama with Attitude says to me "don't look at him like that." I made eye contact with BMA and just stared at her. She then said " look at him like that again and I'll kick your ass." She meant it. I continued to stare and then I just have her an apathetic shrug (one of my specialities in body language). Luckily she collected her offspring and moved on.
She was a big, nasty woman that made five of me. I have no doubt that she could have seriously hurt me. I immediately thought about what I had to use for self-defense. Absolutely nothing. I came here via the airport. No pepper spray. No knife. And especially, no firearm. I was a sitting duck.
New travel rules to come. I will not experience that feeling again.
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