A Bothersome Thing

@SIMPLYD (74911)
Philippines
August 11, 2016 1:09am CST
Everyday during weekdays I would always go down a junction where I get a ride to the city proper to our office , while my brother-in-law drives to their office on the opposite direction each morning . For more than a week now , as I await for a jeepney at a still closed rural bank since it is shady there , I always see this man maybe in his early 30’s , sitting in one of those parked motorcycles by the parking side . He greeted me “ Hi Ma’am “, one time when I stood there to wait for a jeepney . I just ignored him and pouted . For the past days he will be there always smilingly looking at me while I wait for a jeepney which is for about a minute or two . I always stayed away from where he is . Today , as I alighted my brother-in-law’s car and crossed the street to get to that side where I would await for jeepney , I saw him again seated at a parked motorcycle . He was with a cellphone the back of which is pointing at me , trying to lower it . While I stood waiting for a jeepney far from him , I saw that his phone's camera was still aimed at me , though he is keeping it low . I don’t know if he was videoing me or taking a picture of me . But when he saw that I saw him , he hid his camera and walked toward where I am . Good thing , a jeep came along , but he still was able to tell me “ Hi Ma’am” . I saw from the jeepney that he went to the gasoline station beside that closed bank . I was bothered . If he had taken a picture of me or a video , what will he do with it? Oh my , he could upload it at Facebook and put some unkind or funny remark or whatever . I hope not . Just sharing this bothersome experience , guys .
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@sol_cee (13229)
• Japan
11 Aug 16
You've got an admirer!
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
11 Aug 16
An a young one at that . I am old enough to be her mother . Maybe he is just fascinated by me because i am always in my "maong " and stilletos .
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@Genipher (5132)
• United States
13 Aug 16
@sol_cee Or a stalker...
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@sol_cee (13229)
• Japan
13 Aug 16
@Genipher stalker sounds so creepy. lol
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@just4him (89309)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Aug 16
He almost sounds like he's stalking you. I hope nothing bad happens. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for your safety.
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
12 Aug 16
Indeed that's what i have been thinking since that day, he was stalking at me. And to think i am like his mother . Thank you for your thoughts and prayers . I now don't alight there but at the bank where my brother-in-law works . When we passed by there , another man is there texting on his cellphone .
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@just4him (89309)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Aug 16
@SIMPLYD I'm glad you don't go there anymore.
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
15 Aug 16
@just4him Thank you .
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@jaboUK (50134)
• United Kingdom
11 Aug 16
It sounds as if you have a stalker, very worrying.
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
12 Aug 16
Yes, that's why i am worried , most specially that he is taking a picture or might be a video the moment i crossed the street to get a ride to work . So , after that i just alight to get a jeepney ride at the bank where my brother-in-law works.
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@jaboUK (50134)
• United Kingdom
12 Aug 16
@SIMPLYD That sounds the safest thing to do.
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
12 Aug 16
@jaboUK Yes, thank you . My brother-in-law will always be passing there because it's our route , so we will know if he is always there to do something like that to people .
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@CRK109 (14365)
• United States
11 Aug 16
That sounds a bit disturbing. I think he finds you interesting, not knowing who you are or what your age is or anything. Just please be careful!
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
12 Aug 16
Thank you . Yes indeed i really find it disturbing . Now, my brother-in-law just let me alight at the bank where he works and from there i get a jeepney to work .
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@CRK109 (14365)
• United States
12 Aug 16
@SIMPLYD What a great remedy to that situation! I'm so glad!
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
15 Aug 16
@CRK109 Thank you .
@Tampa_girl7 (21339)
• United States
11 Aug 16
That's kinda creepy. I wouldn't like someone to film me or take a picture.
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
12 Aug 16
Precisely . No one wants to have their picture taken without their consent . I am afraid it would be uploaded in social media and would make a fun of me .
@anrain (81)
• Cebu City, Philippines
11 Aug 16
The truth is some people are really stupid, which makes them do stupid things.
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
11 Aug 16
Yeah that is true . And the lack of work to do , makes them think of things like this to make . I don't alight from my brother-in-law's car there anymore . Instead , i alight at the bank where he works . Now , i won't be afraid of that stupid guy anymore .
@sunrisefan (16613)
• Philippines
12 Aug 16
So, how's it today, Ms. LT? Any sighting of the suspicious guy?
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
12 Aug 16
No more . Because i don't alight there anymore but at the bank where my brother-in-law works . When we passed by there , i pointed to my husband where that guy would always be and there was instead another man there , texting .
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@sunrisefan (16613)
• Philippines
12 Aug 16
@SIMPLYD That's good.
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
12 Aug 16
@sunrisefan Yeah . I am relieved .
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@allen0187 (26398)
• Philippines
1 Oct 16
Stalker alert!
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
2 Oct 16
So, you finally have read this. Do you also think he is a stalker ?
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@allen0187 (26398)
• Philippines
2 Oct 16
@SIMPLYD yes based on what you wrote here.
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
3 Oct 16
@allen0187 And now , he would always watch us pass by each day .
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@simone10 (22269)
• Louisville, Kentucky
13 Aug 16
He does seem a little scary, especially since he was taking pictures or a video of you. I wonder why he is always there? Is he waiting for you?
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
15 Aug 16
Indeed , specially when he did that . Yes, he seems always there in the morning . Today , when we passed by there because i now alight at the bank where brother-in-law works , he really stared at our car when it just passed by and my brother-in-law looked at him hard when we passed by there . He was surprised i didn't alight anymore . He seem waiting for me again .
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@simone10 (22269)
• Louisville, Kentucky
15 Aug 16
@SIMPLYD I think you did the right thing by ignoring him. Just make sure if you have to go there again, to watch your back.
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
16 Aug 16
@simone10 After that final incident , the next day i alighted at the bank where my brother-in-law works . It's just about more or less 100 steps from same street . There are guards outside , while i wait for a jeepney ride to my office .
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@wiLLmaH (8167)
• Singapore, Singapore
12 Aug 16
That is scary.. Have you told that to your husband?
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
12 Aug 16
Not yet , because i just changed where i alight from my brother-in-law's car each morning . Since yesterday , i alight at the bank where my brother-in-law works . It's just a distance away from that place though the same street since that street is a long stretch of street where all jeepneys and private vehicles passes by . I plan to tell him tonight .
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@wiLLmaH (8167)
• Singapore, Singapore
12 Aug 16
@SIMPLYD Oh My,, I can see his reaction.
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
12 Aug 16
@wiLLmaH I don't know how he will react . Let's see . Maybe i should post it here .
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@Ritu96 (909)
• Sonipat, India
11 Aug 16
this terible....u should have asked him directly....what his problem.
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
11 Aug 16
Oh no , i won't do that . He might harm me . So , i just avoided him and this morning i alighted instead to get at jeepney at the bank where my brother-in-law works . From now on , i won't alight at that place . When we passed by this morning he wasn't there but another guy seated at a parked motorcycle .
@Ritu96 (909)
• Sonipat, India
11 Aug 16
@SIMPLYD was he having some sort of weapon? u should have asked him ,when your brother in law was with you.
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
11 Aug 16
@Ritu96 None except for his cellphone . I have alighted and my brother-in-law has sped his car already .
• United States
12 Aug 16
mercy, i'd not like the thought 'f such :( seems folks've jest got no manners these days. i'd consider such a huge invasion 'f my privacy 'n prolly would'a asked him his intent. wonder what the legal ramifications'd be if'n ya took that phone 'n erased all the pics? sigh...what a world we live'n these days. heck, i don't e'en take pic's 'f folks property without permission 'n 'em knowin' my intent fer their use. e'en fields 'f crops...
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
12 Aug 16
That is right . Some young people have no manners , taking pictures of people without asking permission . And this one was trying to lower his phone to make it not obvious that it isn't i that he was taking pictures or a video . I got my eyes and i know it was me he is taking pictures or video of . Well, i had a scare of that , so i decided that i just alight from my brother-in-law's car to get a public ride to my office , at the bank where he works . It's about 100 steps from that place though the same street because this street is like the main road where all jeepneys passes by .
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• United States
12 Aug 16
@SIMPLYD bless yer heart, a shame that'cha gotta go through such :(
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
12 Aug 16
@crazyhorseladycx Thank you .
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• China
16 Aug 16
It is an offensive behaviour! I think the guy was up to no good.
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
17 Aug 16
Yes my friend . That's why from that time on , i alight at the bank where my brother-in-law works even if there's no shady part there to wait for the jeepney to pass by .
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• China
17 Aug 16
@SIMPLYD It is better to be careful !There is no telling what the guy will do .
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
17 Aug 16
@changjiangzhibin89 That is true . Better to be safe than sorry .
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@thelme55 (11553)
• Germany
16 Aug 16
In Germany, we are not allowed to post a photo or a video of a person without asking the permission of that person or else you are sued. That is a law.
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
16 Aug 16
Even here , you can be sued already . But then , how will i know what he is gong to do with the picture or video when i don't even know him nor he know me. That's what is scary .
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@thelme55 (11553)
• Germany
16 Aug 16
@SIMPLYD you could ask him. Just try. Next time you see him, take a photo of him or a video without him knowing it,
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
16 Aug 16
@thelme55 Oh no , no way . God will do it for me to punish him for doing that .
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@Hatley (157904)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Aug 16
well hopefully nothing will come of it but I wish you had told your hubby about it.
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
16 Aug 16
I thought at first that it's just coincidence that he would always be there in the morning just sitting and doing nothing so i didn't tell my hubby about it . But when this happened , i have to do something about it to end . Thus , the next day , i already alight at the bank where my brother-in-law works . It's just no less than a minute ride from that place , of the same street . Now, whenever we pass by there , he really looks at us and my brother-in-law would really look at him with tiger eyes.
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@Hatley (157904)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Aug 16
@SIMPLYD good for you now the guy knows to leave you alone thats great.
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
16 Aug 16
@Hatley Yes . Thank you .
@epiffanie (8342)
• Australia
12 Aug 16
Sometimes, when we become suspicious, our minds start to think of scenarios .. Maybe this young man just admire you for whatever reason ..
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
15 Aug 16
I like the way you think of it as that way . It's a compliment really , but not when he was taking that picture or a video .
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@epiffanie (8342)
• Australia
16 Aug 16
@SIMPLYD Every time we go out in public, we just don't know anymore if people take photos or videos of us and for what purpose ..
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
16 Aug 16
@epiffanie That doesn't happen here for us ordinary people . So, this one was a surprise . I must be a celebrity , that he took my pictures .
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• Israel
11 Aug 16
You have to be careful there are many dangerous people. But maybe it was just too young bored.. In any case you should be careful.
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
12 Aug 16
Yes i know . With all those news about something like that , i felt afraid . Now, my brother-in-law just let me alight at the bank where he works . It's just 100 steps from that place and same street .
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• Israel
12 Aug 16
@SIMPLYD Go with an escort family ... take care of yourself
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
12 Aug 16
@excellent10 I will . Thank you .
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@sofssu (14742)
11 Aug 16
If he does something like that you should report him. Maybe you should ask your BIL to wait with you for a few minutes until this guy realizes that you are not alone. Very creepy , be vigilant.
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
12 Aug 16
Thank you . Creepy indeed my friend . But no need for that now , because my brother-in-law just let me alight at the bank where he works . It's just a distance from there , same long street which is actually where all vehicles passes by normally .
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@sofssu (14742)
16 Aug 16
@SIMPLYD Good to know that you are safe.
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
17 Aug 16
@sofssu Thank you .
@sunrisefan (16613)
• Philippines
11 Aug 16
Or he might be thinking you're really Ms. LT :)
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
11 Aug 16
Yeah , he might be just fascinated on how i look like a Ms. LT . I now changed place where i alight to await the jeepney - at the sidewalk of the bank , where my brother-in-law works. It's a bit of a distance from that place .
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@sunrisefan (16613)
• Philippines
11 Aug 16
@SIMPLYD That should be better and safer especially if there's a guard at the bank.
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
11 Aug 16
@sunrisefan Yes, it is indeed . I don't alight before here because it's a bit of a distance . Though , we are always early so no problem of getting late yet .
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@carexing25 (1815)
• Philippines
15 Aug 16
OMG! that guy is annoying.. haha! i would also feel the same if that happens to me.
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@SIMPLYD (74911)
• Philippines
15 Aug 16
I guess we girls , will be scared . Imagine being photographed ! What for ?
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• Philippines
15 Aug 16
@SIMPLYD right.. or if it's really obvious, maybe it's okay to confront him but if he looks scary then just stay away..heheh