Dear Fellow ATSers & anonymous readers,
Some will doubt this, and others may find it very funny, while others may find it very odd. Any way you interpret this, let me know what you guys
think of this scenario, because it is real, and really weird if you want my honest opinion.
Personal background on me and my relationship status:
I'm 38 years old, never married, and have no children. Yes, I am straight, heterosexual. The last real relationship I was in that I would consider a
real relationship was Twelve years ago. I was firefighter in the usaf, and due to working 90+ hour weeks, 24 hour+ shifts, and yearly deployments for
months or longer at a stretch, burdening someone with this was not a priority of mine. I worked with mostly women at a hospital for children from the
ages of 15 to 26 prior to my 11 years in the usaf, more than three years total spent in warzones. However, when I was stateside I usually had (a
total of 8 all together) Las Vegas Showgirls and "Strippers" as roomates, friends, who were plutonic, and they had their own bathroom and bedrooms,
while stationed at Nellis.
Now I am living on the outskirts of a small town in central Illinois in a nice house in the woods, and with one of my younger brothers. There are
only seven houses within a 2 mile radius. I'm retired and recieve a generous pension. Here is where it gets weird....
About nearly a month ago at a little after midnight I was on my favorite website, ATS, when someone came knocking at the door. I jumped up thinking,
ok probably someone in trouble, instead I open the door and there is this petite English accented, young, very attractive, very good looking lady on
my front porch, probably not older than her mid 20s. The road is dark and not well lit. She comes to my door after midnight, though the lights were
on, and asks for a ride into town, saying she lives a few doors down, down one of the dead end no outlet roads. She says she does not care to walk
down the road in the dark, and since I have Afghanistan & Iraq veteran stickers and firefighter stickers, and support the troops ribbons on my car, I
figured that perhaps she judged me as being a good character, which I think I am. I am comfortable looking at myself in the mirror and not hating
what I see, and have a good sense of humor, which helps.
I throw on a shirt, and agree to give her a ride into town. We talk along the way, and she tells me about moving to America almost a year earlier,
and that she is from the UK. It's less than a five minute drive, I tell her a little about myself and my service, and that I'm originally from the
area (central Illinois), although moved around a lot as a kid (lived in 9 towns/cities before graduating high school). When I get to where I am
dropping her off, a grocery store near downtown where there are bars and clubs also, she pulls out a pen and piece of paper and gives me her cell
phone number and tells me to call her sometime. I haven't yet. About two weeks later, a little over a week ago, I was out in the yard with my dog
Fido who was chasing some dear in a circle and I was laughing my ass off because when they do this I can't tell who is chasing who, they are evenly
spaced, three young deer with mom off to the side watching, and it just looks funny to me, when she drives by in a Taxi and rolls down the window to
wave and yell hi.
Now, tonight, time was a little after 9 pm here when I was in the bathroom brushing my teeth, when I come out I hear a female's voice in my house not
really yelling but with an elevated voice saying "Hello, is anyone in here?" The front porch light was not on, but the house lights are, and TV and
laptop here on the coffee table are also on. She cracked the door open and was standing in the doorway and Fido is on the couch back next to the
window and by the door sniffing her hand. And I'm right, she is hottie. period. I leave my door unlocked most of the time, so what. I don't live
with too many fears. Anyways, I start laughing, say "Hello Katrina (her name) I'm sorry but my brother took my car to work tonight because his truck
is broke down right now." Then I offer to walk with her if she is afraid of the dark road, but she says that is ok, and asks if I still have her
number, and tells me to call her sometime. She is a n eighbor. Also, there are a few houses down the road she might be able to get a ride from.
My concern is how level headed is a girl who comes up to a stranger's house after midnight to ask for a ride into town? My landlord lives nearby, and
other than that I have not associated with any of my neighbors with the exception of occassionally stopping to say hi and make small talk while
walking Fido, so there is not too much she could have known about me or my brother.
She seems like a lttle bit of a bimbo, but also has said some smart things, and she didn't smell like alchohol or anything. Her body language and
facial expressions sent no bad vibes.
So, is it me, or is this weird to anyone else, too? Maybe I have just spent too much time in warzones or big cities, and just have come to believe
this is abnormal behavior. I don't know.
Thanks for reading all this and sharing your input, opinions welcome,
edit on 4-10-2010 by Esoteric Teacher because: spell check