As I was putting my son in his car seat, I saw a neighbor coming up the driveway towards me. At that time I noticed her body language, tense, tight fist, a stern look to the face as someone who seemed really upset. I was wondering why or what could she be mad about. She cornered me by my car to tell me she was taking me to court. My face dropped with a stunned look full of shock and wonder on why. Her face is full of anger as she keeps yelling at me, “my lawyer is going to be calling you,” how could you say that about my daughter? Her arms and body were moving around as she kept repeating “I am taking you to court, my lawyer will call you.” . I was in total shock as I was looking at her, trying to sort my mind to understand what she was saying.
What could have brought this on? I was so confused at this point with her attitude and yelling about me being cruel to her daughter. I stopped breathing for a minute, as I tried to figure out what she was saying to me. My mind was flashing with any thoughts and conversations that I may have had with anyone recently. What caused all this yelling about a lawyer? I closed the car door so my son did not have to listen to her ranting on, how she has been talking to a lawyer, all because I called her daughter a whore. My shoulders were up in defense and very tense, the sweat was rolling down my back, as I debated how to continue without anyone getting hurt.
I kept to one side of my car as she stood in front of my car to keep me from going anywhere. I looked around hoping to see another neighbor or someone walking by to help me if needed. I did not see anyone and thought to myself,” how am I going to get out of this?” I could feel the blood drain from my face as I was panicking about what is...
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..., I even avoided everyone in the neighborhood. I was so afraid of everything at this point. I could not risk seeing her, it was breaking me down all this waiting, wondering, and not knowing. This went on for many months before I decided it was time to move away from this neighborhood and go somewhere else.
I think Sheila got her way with us not being friends any more. “Was I a big threat to her? Was this her plan? “I thought of many ways to try and hurt Sheila or turn others from her.” But I am not that type of person to do onto others. She was a teenager at the time dealing with other problems in her family, so I just let it all go.
I am less nervous, not so tense since I moved away. This was the best thing I could do for myself, my son, and my family. I never heard from the lawyer or the neighbor again. I do run into her on occasion but we just go our own way.
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