Sunday, June 17, 2018
On the heels of trying new safety equipment & the news about the situation with the attack of a pervert on the T (the kind that was really that) and the arrest of a good samaritan in that area, I knew I would have a lot on the line. As I was driving down a major street, rather slow since it was a hot Saturday night summer in Boston, I noticed a light that said "O/D off." I thought, "oh, s**t! Another problem?" As I found when I got back, it was the overdrive was off because I was going so slow on the street. Thanks new law, which said 25 miles per hour is now the major speed limit in Boston. I made it to a new garage, which was quite different from the last one, but also cheaper (no offense guys.) You know you feel awkward when the door felt like a back alley (Trust a guy in a do-rag!) As I walked I managed to made it the street I wanted to cross to continue the patrol, but I noticed I was in back of a group of guys acting like they were ready for a night out on the town. I thought, "No problem. They weren't high risk. They were in a large group. They WERE AWARE OF THEIR SURROUNDINGS; but the last one, THEY WERE AWARE OF THEIR SURROUNDINGS. That cost me. As I passed by they were like Statler & Waldorf on the Muppets. They were heckling me on my patrol. I managed to cross opposite the street. It made me nervous, especially for earlier. I even made the mistake of missing an opportunity to help, fortunately someone came to pick up the slack. As I walked I felt more awkward, especially with new equipment acting funny. As I managed to go down the street, I noticed I was behind someone. I tried walking slow or even going down side streets. The sirens did n't make things easier. I managed to go down one side street. From the start it looked like I was walking down an alley. I spent time observing every side alley, every small parking lot for any trouble. Then I was in trouble. What that side street led to was a housing area in that section of the city. I just pulled a Bee Sting! a hero who was in trouble for an encounter in an area like that in Michigan. Fortunately I knew that that street was going to lead me to the main road, so all I had to do was walk down & hope for the best. It almost didn't. A paddy wagon came up & was flashing their lights as I was there. I stopped so not to cause trouble. Fortunately, the wagon didn't stop. I was relieved. It turned out it was at a house, possibly a house party gone wrong. As I made it the main street, I noticed how much the mistake it was as the donut shop that I passed was to my left, as last time I was passing it. In other words, I panicked too soon for nothing. I managed to walk back to the car. As I headed back, I put the A/C on as a precaution. This was a learnable patrol where the next time I would have to study my routes a little more carefully, as well as not panic way too easily.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
I am growing more confident with each step I take in Boston. I was in Dorchester. I am thinking of losing the horn. It does nothing but look like a hood ornament. I also didn't bring any granola bars. I thought I could live without giving myself more gas (no sick jokes, please.) I played Triple H's music "The Game" to get me in beast mode. That song always gets me in beast mode. As I walked past a street. Three guys in an SUV yelled noticing me. They said, "Are you going to save the universe?" They said as if they were either drunk or in awe, I'll take the latter. I said, "No, I'm saving Dorchester." They said they saluted me & took cell phone video of me. That's when you made the big time, when amateur paparazzi take pictures of you while you work. I did pass the train station. And three more men, who were hanging around, looked at me. A scary moment came when one of the men, who was either drunk, high, or both, demanded that I kill him. This was like when Geroge Reeves was Superman, & he was doing an event. A young boy wanted to prove Superman was bulletproof, so he brought a gun to prove that theory. As was stated Reeves had to talk the child down from doing so (he had a gun!) but at the same time stilL be in character. That is very tough for anybody. He did so, Thank God! I had to do the same thing. I told him his life was worth living. However, unlike the boy, he was yelling more & more irrattically. "Kill me! Kill me, n*****r!" This demanded my attention. Whether or not he really meant it, this man asked to die. He didn't do a crime or threaten anyone, he asked to die. I tried talking him out of it, saying he has worth, but he was being more irrational. His friends were busy a shooting a video of this as it was nothing, & a man came up & separated us. He asked where I was from, & if I had a cigarette. He soon took the man I was concerned of in. The other two talked, I was more concerned about the suicidal man. But they said he was alright. They looked at my belt, & asked about the air horn. I told them it was for emergencies, but they told me to use it to show them. They were about my age or older, & they were acting less than their shoe size. Our teachers for the next generation, ladies & gentleman! They took a cell phone video of me (gosh I'm getting famous) I think the mask needed work. They could barely hear me. Need to work on it. But I felt more confident. I went deeper into side streets feeling I can do this! I am more confident now that this job is for me!