More about the blood, and perhaps reasons why I'm not scared.

@AmbiePam (49880)
United States
November 22, 2008 9:11am CST
OK, some of you may have read my discussion 'This may be a stupid question, but...' A whole lot of your responses were incredulous that I did not call the police. Because it is so hard for mylotters to read all the responses people leave, I don't think maybe a lot saw my reasons explained in a response to someone who had left a comment. Which is OK. I mean, what mylotter has time to read everyone's responses after they leave their own? So last night I said what the heck, and called a police officer in my church. Some of you might say, why didn't you call him when it first happened? Well, his jurisdiction is a city over from mine, and I don't know him well. But I called him, and he told me I did the right thing. Because there is no evidence of the crime, and because the apartment manager already knows about the situation, I've done all I can do. The police would have nothing. They aren't going to take a sample because there is some blood. While not a small amount, it doesn't prove a crime actually happened. But I am going to take pictures, and tell my manager if it isn't cleaned up next week, I'm going straight to the Health Department. Thanks to those of you who gave me that advice. Others wondered why I wasn't scared. My apartment complex looks nice and middle class. But it is a low income complex, and crime is no stranger to any apartment complex, including mine. There are some who don't care about their crimes, and it mars the place for the law abiding inhabitants who are just trying to raise a family peacefully. We have drug issues here, we have had some 'incidents.' I'm very cautious, but I don't think that is the reason I'm not scared. My couisin who thought she beat brest cancer discovered something. She is in her mid-thirties, married, with two young boys. She developed a cough, and her oncologist wanted to run a PetScan. The insurance wouldn't pay for it. Until four months later when the cough turned into coughing up blood. Then the insurance paid for it, and now we know the cancer spread to her hip, one lung, and her pancreas. She doesn't have much time now. Also, my grandpa, the only one I've ever known shouldn't make it to Christmas. He has dementia, diabetes, is losing blood, and has heart trouble. He gets a couple pints of blood every week. I saw him just yesterday after a three hour trip to his home. There is no dignity in death. So how can I be scared when two people I love are facing bigger monsters than a pool of blood? It's quite easy when I think about that.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
22 Nov 08
I think you are right. When the police had the area around my client's place she was all in a panic about it. I feel that I'm probably worse news than these guys. I kept her door locked and her patio door closed, tho it would've been nice to air out her apartment that day. I feel that there are people that just live afraid. I'm not going to live that way, they can just be afraid of me. When I was in college, some girls wouldn't leave the dorm after dark, and in the winter it got dark around 5! They thought I was crazy for going out. I'm sorry, I'm the worst news anyone meets if they mess with me, I'm going out! I may not be as strong as everyone, but I am not afraid to hurt them, and if they hurt me, well, I'll do as much damage as I can. So far, me 2, them 0!
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@AmbiePam (49880)
• United States
23 Nov 08
I like the way your mind works!
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
23 Nov 08
Some people have "victim" writen across their foreheads, some people have "trouble" I have - "don't mess with this one." You can have reasonable care, or you can be afraid. I figure that if I'm alert and careful, messing with me is a bad thing.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
22 Nov 08
A very good way to look at it......there is so much other trama out there...I guess for me though I still would have called the police! LOL....I am very leary about anything that happens out of the norm.....but be glad you kept a cool head and didn't overreaact! I probably would have! LOL
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@AmbiePam (49880)
• United States
23 Nov 08
Honestly, it would not surprise me if the police had been called and they said it was for nothing, that my apartment manager would have kicked me out.
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
22 Nov 08
First of all, I am so sorry to hear about your loved ones. If you want to PM me their full names, I will put them on a powerful prayer chain. It has worked in many instances, although we never know if that is God's plan. I can understand that your circumstances can cause complacency in such a situation. I guess I never lived like that so I never got to that point. Hugs
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@AmbiePam (49880)
• United States
22 Nov 08
Thanks, Janet. I appreciate that.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
22 Nov 08
well I certainly hope the janitor cleans the stairs before you have to call the health board like that. The less trouble you have to go through the better. You would think that he would with the holidays coming up and all. Glad you found my suggestion of health board a good one.
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
22 Nov 08
Sounds like you have it under control..I am sorry to hear about your cousin and grandfather, I know how hard it is to lose a loved one and will keep you in my prayers..
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
22 Nov 08
I will keep you and your family in my prayers.. I do understand how it is to have so much on you that you can't possibly handle anything more, but you also have to watch out for yourself, what will it help if something happens to you and it adds to the suffering of your family.. Take care of yourself first and then you will be able to help take care of the others in your family that need you so badly at this time.. Take care and be safe, God bless you and your family..
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