Saturday, May 16, 2009
A Introduction to Evil
Did this ever happen to you? Did you ever witness the actions of someone who was almost positively a criminal? Or even evil?
Sitting in Paneras. The fortyish man next to us, there with his mother, is all over the little girls at the table next to him. Their grandparents, as it turned out, are ordering food at the counter. He has slid his chair across the floor to be in touching distance. He is trying to attract their interest. Telling them how much he likes their dresses. His mother is unconcerned. She's sampling the freebies and telling a stranger about her arthritis. He is up and about now. Telling the returning grandparents how lovely the girls are. Moving too close to them. Sauntering up to other parents and their children.
I am repulsed. I know he is a pedophile. But what can I do? Can I report a man for being too interested in a four and six year old. Help me! Have you ever come this close to something like this? I can't even write about this incident. I need to bury it.