I was propositioned by a drug dealer yesterday…
Did that grab your attention? Good. It was supposed to.
But, there is more to the story than that. So, let’s look at a few more details of the situation.
It happened at the community college across the street from my house. While I don’t live in the nicest neighborhood, I was still a bit surprised when the nice man said hello and asked if I wanted to buy some weed. It is, after all, a college campus…
Okay, so that doesn’t really work as an argument either way does it. A place of education and partying… But, still, I often frequent the school and it had never happened before. Plus, it was daylight, not yet dinner time. And it was a bit unsettling that he was so forward about the transaction he wished to make.
So, okay, while that threw me off a bit, it certainly didn’t help that I was jogging. Out for some fresh air and exercise. The campus has an attached sporting complex that offers a nice little loop I can run around. And, I was on my way home. Hot. Sweaty. Tired. And, he thought I’d be interested in buying from him in that state?
I wondered if he’d had much luck selling to runners before. I also wondered how many people out for a jog carry cash with them, because I don’t. Was I just in the right/wrong place at the right/wrong time? Was I close enough to his normal clientele that he thought he could maybe get a sale from me?
Which brings us to the oddest bit of the whole scenario. I wasn’t alone. I was pushing the Little Prince in the jogging stroller. Dad and toddler out for some afternoon sunshine and playtime. There is a park next to the sporting complex where the kiddo can run wild for a few minutes while I catch my breath and get ready for the run home.
So, if we revisit one of my earlier questions: Are father’s out for a jog, pushing their child in a stroller, this man’s normal clientele?
The whole interaction, lasting the two seconds I was within earshot of the man, seemed wrong.
But, funny too.
I wonder if he was serious or just trying to be humorous…
What is the oddest situation you’ve been in where somebody asked you something inappropriate?