I was wondering what I’d write about today when I crossed the road to visit my son at our apartment complex. As I approached his door, I heard a woman screaming. Then I heard an angry man’s voice and the woman yell, “Call the police. Please!” I yelled “Cut it out!” in the direction of the commotion and then heard more yelling and screaming. Having been in similar situations when married and nobody around to help me, I yelled “If you don’t cut it out, I’m calling the cops!” The man yelled back, “Go ahead Bitch!” and I was dialing 911 on my cellphone. Then the lady and a young girl were crossing the street with the man right behind them. I yelled I’d called the cops and the man told me to “get out of his business.”
Then he got in my face and was yelling at me while I was still on the phone with the 911 Dispatcher. I told him I was on the phone with 911 and he turned and went back across the street. What did the woman do? She crossed the street and returned to her apartment even though I kept telling her not to. The police arrived and went to the apartment and eventually everything was calm again.
The moral of this story is simple: Anyone who has ever been in a similar situation knows how quickly things can escalate. And as I said, tell me to call the cops and I will, but please leave the “bitch” out because it is sooo unnecessary.