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Weird day. Well, evening, rather.

Crappy day, because my digestive system has gone a bit haywire. I got myself together enough to go to the shop and get some lemonade, crackers and paracetamol, and at the checkout the woman asked if I was all right and if I would like a glass of water - I think she thought I had a sore throat or something, but I was just talking like I felt utterly pathetic and hadn't actually used my voice yet.

About ten minutes ago, someone knocked at my door, moving up from fumbling at the letterbox to banging by the time I got jeans on and went to answer. Drunk old guy, leaning on the door, asking for Julie, then Shona, and I said, "no, just me," and immediately regretted it, but he sort of stumbled away. I think he tried another door, but I'm pretty sure I can still hear him out on the stairs, and I think he puked. I'm not going to go investigate. (Also, I never replaced the chain on my door which was broken before I moved in. Probably I should do that.)

And I just got a phone call, from one of the guys who delivered my carpets over a year ago, with whom I exchanged a couple of texts at the time, having given him my number because I was flattered and attempting to be "more outgoing" etcetera. Wound up hanging up on him, which I think was the most efficient way of dealing with the situation.

Oh crap, drunk guy's back at my door.

ETA: ignored it, he gave up pretty fast and I heard movement, but I think he's still out there. Also, my phone just rang again - ignored that too.

Nothing like either of these things has happened to me... pretty much ever, actually. And here I am, with both of them, at once, after a day spent feeling sorry for myself with more justification than usual.

ETAA: drunk guy tried again and I answered, to see blood on his face. I asked if he was all right, and if he was sure he was in the right place, and closed the door on him again, and I just heard the main door go bang, so he's gone. I can hear someone talking to him outside, actually - well, I assume it's him, since, "you all right?" is a major component. Maybe I should have done more, but he didn't seem seriously hurt (if he had I'd have called an ambulance) and I don't like strangers in my house and considering I live alone, not letting in a drunk guy seems perfectly reasonable. So there.

Date: 2011-04-15 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wishfulaces.livejournal.com
I...would not have answered the door the first time I think, so I fully support your decision to leave well enough alone. Um. Self-preservation first?

Ugh. I hope you feel better soon. Curling up under the covers sounds like an appropriate response to that day.

Date: 2011-04-16 08:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kbk.livejournal.com
Unfortunately the light outside my door is mostly dead, so to see who it was I had to put on my light, and I figured I would rather discourage him than have him there for however long. But I would have felt better with a chain on the door, so I will probably pop along to B&Q on Monday and get one.

I feel much better today - I actually woke up hungry, and considering yesterday I was forcing myself to eat, that is quite good.

Date: 2011-04-16 01:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nostalgia-lj.livejournal.com
Get the police to arrest him for... something. A crime of some sort.

Date: 2011-04-16 08:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kbk.livejournal.com
I had the polis at my door a little while ago; apparently there is a pool of blood in the close and someone called them about it. But really getting him arrested would have been over-reacting, I think.

Date: 2011-04-16 09:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nostalgia-lj.livejournal.com
There was a crime? Was it the drunk guy bleeding or someone else?

Date: 2011-04-16 10:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kbk.livejournal.com
It was the drunk guy. The second time I opened the door to him, he had blood all down his nose and on his shirt. I think he just fell over.

Date: 2011-04-17 02:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quasi-modo.livejournal.com
I agree, Drunk and Disorderly (D&D) or a public order offence. Then atleast he'd get a warm bed and supervision for the night

Date: 2011-04-17 03:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kbk.livejournal.com
I guess. If he'd been scary I would have, but he seemed more confused than anything else. I hope he found whoever he was looking for.

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