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Old 05-20-2014, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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This happened to my mother years ago. Women especially don't want to be rude or seem unkind so they are willing to be taken in by a "kind" stranger in public. Only my mother never got her money or wallet back and when she got up to the checkout she just figured she left her wallet at home. This was before surveillance camera were everywhere. The thieves used her credit card immediately and got away with almost $3,500 worth of fraudulently purchased merchandise.
We all should hold on to our purses. I only take my credit card in my pocket when I shop. I walk with a cane now and carrying a purse too is very awkward for me.

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Old 05-20-2014, 11:39 AM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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If some stranger tried to hug me, there would be a loud and violent reaction.
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Old 05-20-2014, 02:36 PM
 
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Interesting. I was in Whole Foods last month reaching over to pick up a container of soup when some guy grabbed me from behind. I was very upset. I should have screamed. I should have stepped back on his foot and stomped down hard. I should have turned around and punched his throat. Instead, I walked away as fast as I could. I never think fast enough.
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