Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bowling Creep

Matt and I are in a bowling league that started a few weeks ago. The kids always come with us and play with the other kids while we're bowling. There is a little arcade/game area that usually keeps them busy. Many of the same people who bowled in our league last year are also bowling again this year. However, there is a new really creepy guy on another team. Now I don't like to go around accusing people of being a perv, but I knew as soon as I saw him that he is one.
Naturally I'm keeping an eye on him the entire time because he keeps watching Junie and trying to talk to Junie. At one point Junie got up to go to the game area, and he immediately decided that he needed to go get a drink. Not to worry though, because I quickly went and brought Junie back. The whole night I was watching him and thinking that maybe I should quit so that I can stay home with the kids and won't have to worry about the perv-guy. I told the kids that they shouldn't talk to him and that if he tries to talk to them they should scream and run.
All of this happened on the first night, and Matt actually hurt his elbow that night so he has had to take several weeks off. Thus, he is staying home with the kids. At this point I don't know what I'm going to do. This last Saturday I watched a show on MSNBC about child predators, and it said that most offenders are not on the 'list.' This got me even more worried and I started imagining perv-guy trying to talk to Junie and me having to run up and do a flying Matrix kick in his face. I thought that I had better practice my flying Matrix kick so I'll be ready...



Well it turns out that I actually can't do a flying Matrix kick so now I have to come up with a plan B. I asked Matt to beat this guy up but he's pretty sure that that is illegal. Especially since the perv-guy hasn't done anything.
I'm thinking either we should get a sitter, or one of us should quit. Matt thinks I'm overreacting but if you saw this guy you would think the same thing.

9 comments:

becky said...

Ha, your funny Amariah.Im not laughing at what you feel this guy is.its just the way you write things.I totally agree with you.You never know and how could we possibly get things like this out of our heads when thats all you read about anymore.Im with you but just be a little cautious dont let it wreck your time or the kids time.maybe what I want to say is just be watching.Sometimes maybe act as if theres nothing but keep an eye out.Maybe you should ask the other people who are playing as well if they have kids what they think.Maybe a few of you while having fun can be watching.Good Luck!I agree with Matt it wouldnt be a good idea to beat him up hahah.

aforestfrolic said...

OMG that is waaay creepy...but I've ran into those people like that...bad vibes I tell ya! And I've got three girls, ugh...

Jamie :)

Linda said...

Always trust your instincts... he may be harmless... but rather be safe than sorry...

I wouldn't quit the bowling... just keep an eye on him and teach your kids what to do...you know you have an excellent opportunity to teach your kids how to handle situations while you monitor them... you won't always be able to be there when they may be confronted with a creep... so teaching them is the most important thing you can do... they need to not only know what to do but feel comfortable doing it...

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Regards,
Linda from Cooking Tip of the Day

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I'm with Linda...trust your instincts. You just never know and keeping an eye on the girls is the best thing. Also a great way to teach them a new lesson. Unfortunately, we hate to do that, but in today's world, it seems to be a necessity. Hope it works out and you get to enjoy bowling!!

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Amariah! Yes, I'm with Linda and Alicia too! Always trust your instincts. Besides the perv guy, your bowling league sounds like a real fun thing to do together. I hope the perv guys goes away or if not, just try doing the matrix kick in the air in front of him so he knows you mean business. Hope he is harmless and just goes away.

Hugs,
Lisa :)

Lauren Maurer said...

I think that if more people "overreacted" to creppy bowler guys there would be a lot less hurt kids in the world, so I say be on guard and keep practicing the Matrix kick :) and keep your little ones close, and make sure they know how to handle creeps or even just regular seeming strangers for when you're not right there...

Renee said...

Please trust your instincts. If it doesn't feel safe then it probably isn't.

Renee xoxo

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Amariah,

Yes, please trust your instincts.
A while back on the news there was a guy that was working in a bowling alley , and he was a perv.
If you want to continue bowling, get a babysitter to take care of your children at home. It is safer and you wouldn't have to worry about that guy all night.

Jenners said...

My husband as a creep radar. I feel bad judging people based solely on how they look though ... but I do feel protective of my kid and if I was getting a weird vibe, I'd keep a really close eye on my child. Ick. What a yucky situation to be in.

And I LOVE THE MATRIX! Such an awesome film...though it totally fell apart at the end of the series.