Late night attack

>> Wednesday, April 1, 2009

It was a late Thursday night, and I was soon to get ready to go to bed. I was lying down in the sofa watching a program on the TV, and my dog kept nagging me that he wanted to go out by walking back and forth between me and the door and putting his paw on my foot. I was so tired, but decided I had to go for a small walk with him. Hubby was sleeping, and when he is sleeping, he is not to be disturbed. First of all it's impossible to wake him, secondly if you do succeed, he might slap you on his way out of dreamland. Unknowingly of course.

I live right next to a big park. Beautiful park, but it's not so friendly at night. Quite empty, allthough there is usually other dog-walkers out and about. This was about 11.30 PM though, so it was deserted. As I said in my last post I am easily scared and always a little wary. Meaning, if I'm out alone in a deserted place at dark, I'll watch suspicious people in the corner of my eye to monitor their behavior in case there's something odd about them. Especially around this park because I once walked through the woods that separates one part of the park from the other and found like 3 tons of condoms and ripped out porn magazine pages. Nice stuff.

At night I never really go into the park much, I stay close to the entrance and just let my dog sniff around and take a piss (lol).
So, I started walking up from my house and up the sidewalk towards the entrance of the park. My dog wasn't on the leash, I can still control him and he likes it better like that. Easy at night too.
The whole street was deserted, but parallel to me on the opposite sidewalk there was a man. He had a weird walk, or limp I should say. But still walking quickly enough towards the park, just like me. I made sure he couldn't see me turning my head but I had my eye on him. He had a hat and it was dark so I couldn't see what he looked like esp. since it was on the other side of the street. I was asking myself "Why is he walking to the park? It's not like you can pass through to anywhere on the other side of the park. And he doesn't have a backpack or anything, so what is he doing out this late, trying to get into a dead-end park?". I didn't feel comfortable and walked a bit more slowly. He wasn't turning his head towards me or anything. Looked straight infront of himself. As I got towards the end of the street and the entrance of the park, suddenly, before I knew it, the man jumped out in the street and RAN towards me screaming!

It took me less than a second to react and start racing down the street. I ran as fast as I could. I sprinted. I passed my house - I figured it was too close and he could just follow me and get me before I managed to open the lock. I screamed for my dog to come with me without having the guts to turn my head and look back. I had a million thoughts in my head and feared for him. He knows how to defend himself but I was worried what this mad man would do to him. As I got to the end of the street, I ran around the corner and then a little bit more. I stopped and turned my head to see if he was still following me.

The man wasn't there.

My heart was throbbing, beating, pumping, POUNDING. I felt a lump in my throat and wanted to cry. Freneticly I picked my phone from my pocket and dialed my husbands number praying to GOD he would pick up and not be in too deep sleep to come out and get me. After a couple of rings he picked up and I didn't wait "SOMEONE IS FOLLOWING ME TRYING TO ATTACK ME!!!!!!"


Him: "It wasn't until now I knew how fast you could run. DAYUMN!

Him: "Babe it was me! Didn't you see that. I came out to meet the two of you and I was just trying to play with the dog when I jumped out in the street shouting. I thought you'd recognize me"

I started crying instantly as my fear left me. WHY did you do that! God.

This is not an April Fool's, but I was quite fooled so I guess this was a good day to post this story! Funny how, at least with me, if my brain doesn't expect something, I don't come anywhere near of thinking it. Meaning, my hubby had never before, never since, woken up from sleep and came outside. Never did I think it would be him. He wasn't wearing the clothes he usually wears either and it was dark, plus he was covered with a hat. The limp was explained by him walking trying to put on his shoe cuz it didn't fit right.
It took me 1 hour to get my heart rate back to normal.


Nana Yaw Asiedu April 1, 2009 at 12:31 PM  

Dunno whether to say awwwww or daaaamn. Good story. Your hubby must know that you have a strong heart. Lol

joicee April 1, 2009 at 12:47 PM  

your post is very suitable for this particular day

posekyere April 1, 2009 at 1:48 PM  

Good one, Adaeze,
I see you possess a good knack for story telling.
A pretty combo of a ghastly dread and an unexpected drama of a man in playful mood.
I hope the two of you had a bit of laugh after that, heh.

SOLOMONSYDELLE April 1, 2009 at 2:03 PM  

oh, you poor thing.

But, I can't lie sha, your hubby's comment about how fast you could run cracked me up! We should have you sprinting for Nigeria or something, lol!

Gee April 1, 2009 at 3:07 PM  

hahhhahahahaha...funny one!
aww u have a dog/..i want one ooooo.
nice post babes!

Adaeze April 1, 2009 at 3:57 PM  

@ Nana - Lol. I DO have a strong heart, just not when it comes to those kind of things. Man I was so freaked out!

@ Joicee - Thank you :) I'm happy I got the time to write it today.

@ Posekyere - Really? I re-read it and thought that my writing skills weren't good enough. I used to get top grades for writing but I'm out of practice and my English got corrupted. Back on track now though! Especially with you and NY's help, lol. Actually I was so freaked out I did not laugh until about 1 hour later!

@ Solomonsydelle - lol yeah, ADRENALINE is amazing huh! I ran faster than ever. At least now I know I'm a quick reacter if anything was to ever happen!

@ Gee - Thank u girl. Having a dog is great. It's so rewarding. But if you ever think about seriously getting one I advice you to read everything there is on training them and be prepared its like having a kid. Lol. They need attention all the time! If not they grow unhappy and difficult. But a happy dog is a mans/womans best friend for real :)

RocNaija April 1, 2009 at 4:02 PM  

The self preservation instincts instilled in us never seizes to amaze..

I'm sure Usain Bolt had nothing on you.. lol!

wordmerchant April 1, 2009 at 5:32 PM  

You know what i would have ran too!! lol...basic instincts

Lol@ your hubby's comment. Now he knows he's married to am olympian.

aloted April 1, 2009 at 6:05 PM  

ah! which kain heartattack be this o...kai ur hubby no do

i am sure i would have reacted in the same way or even worse.

meanwhile wat language is your blog in?

Funms-the rebirth April 1, 2009 at 9:10 PM  

awww poor u, i would have had a heart attack Lord knows....... ur husband's got jokes o...

Good Naija Girl April 2, 2009 at 1:02 AM  

Wow...that was SCARY! You know how to recount a story, girl! I totally felt your fear. I would have shrieked so loud that I'd have scared the man away...or split his eardrums!

I'm glad it was only hubby!

Rose April 2, 2009 at 3:18 PM  

I would have died of

BSNC April 2, 2009 at 4:03 PM  

my goodness. i can imagine how you felt. that was scary.. at least thank God it was your hubby

Omo Oba April 2, 2009 at 8:20 PM  

lol! he must have had a field day of laffter as I am having one here.

Adaeze April 3, 2009 at 9:28 AM  

@ RocNaija - I know, it's quite amazing how sharp we get once we need it! I don't think I run that fast on regular days, lol..

@ Wordmerchant - thanks :-D now I don't feel as stupid anymore, lol

@ Aloted - I know! I was in shock.
It's in Norwegian- But people keep asking me this, does THIS blog actually appear in another language? Or are you talking about my other one?

@ Funms - lol..he wasn't even intending to joke. He was just as shocked as I was that I'd run away from him. Thinking what the hell has gotten in to her NOW, haha.

@ GNG - I need to learn how to scream too. I could have done that , maybe it would have been better :-P

@ Rose - I almost did! As i said it took me a loooong time to calm down.

@BSNC - Yes, thank God.. WHen it happened I thought OMG what i've always feared is actually happening to me :-O thankfully I was mistaken.

@ Omo Oba - Haha i'm glad I could make you laugh!

aloted April 3, 2009 at 11:43 AM  

yes Adaeze,'s this blog as well...I wonder why. if not that I am familiar with the buttons to press I will be so lost! :)

Adaeze April 3, 2009 at 11:57 AM  

Oh!! Ok I need to get that fixed thanks for letting me know.

blogoratti April 3, 2009 at 1:47 PM  

Woa, talk of reflex action.
That must have been real frightening...hehe! But hey,Hussein Bolt ain't got nuthn' on you,lol.

Olufunke April 22, 2009 at 3:36 PM  

I am still LOL.................
That was a good one.
our husband was also the last person I expected would be out there.
I would have done the same.
Nice one

sting May 6, 2009 at 12:54 AM  

LOL... i'm glad it ended well. It's a good thing u r always on guard and aware of ur surroundings. Don't stop doing that.

What kind of dog do u have?

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