I got a second job at a pharmacy retailer. I feel I was very lucky to get it. They are willing to train me and I can get certified with a skill,something I can always use if the library thing doesn’t work out.
Well last night as I was leaving work I noticed a tall woman walking by the corner of the store. I had just got to my truck and was kind of wondering where she was headed. Then a guy rode up on his bike and hopped the curb. He punched her square in the face. I hopped out of the truck to go and give aid all while dialing the cops on my cell phone. He saw me coming and took off down the street screaming. She started to walk away.
My store is right across from the police station. I gave a description of the girl and the guy to the operator. As I was waiting for the cops to show up three different cop cars drove by me. I finally was joined by an officer and gave a report. He said they had both people detained around the corner. After finishing the report the cop said she would probably not file charges and he would be let go.
I checked this morning and he evidently was not arrested. I feel I did the right thing, but I can understand how people get discouraged. I am kind of also glad he took off. Even though I try to do no harm, I am not sure what I would have done had he turned his aggression towards me. The thing is I know I can’t change his reaction to me, but I am supposed to change my reaction to his actions. But I also feel I would not have let myself be his punching bag.
Heading home or to the corner store to grab some coffee I did see both of them, he was on the sidewalk cuffed and she was talking to the cops. I hoped they both make the changes that they need to. I’m grateful that I was given a chance to be the better person, he gave me that opportunity by riding away not testing how far I have progressed.