Every time we turn on the news, we hear some frightening story about something, but imagine if you heard that same story about someone you know directly or indirectly? Well, such is the case with the following Local man charged in violent sex assault. I happen to work in the same place this man did. Imagine my horror when I was told about this? My heart started pounding and I was instantly sick to my stomach to hear it and then to see his picture and read the story. He doesn’t look like anyone I’ve seen around the building, but doesn’t make it any less scary.
While we never truly know our coworkers, just knowing that someone within the environment you work in is accused some such a heinous crime conjures so many questions. More scary and shocking is the people who did work alongside him, became his friend, or whatever other contact that could have been formed.
Just recently I said to a friend that while we have to show our badges to gain access to the facility and certain areas of the building, how can anyone be really sure of their coworkers? Our vehicles aren’t searched for weapons and there are no metal detectors on the doors upon getting through the main gate, so again; who knows if someone has a gun or some other device? For the most part, I feel some level of comfort here, but 100%? Absolutely not! Everyday society shows me that nothing is sacred and no one is safe anywhere.
We can never know the enemy within, next door, or right in front of your face, so the best I can say, is to be aware of your surroundings at all times. Pay attention to not only what people say, but also what they’re not, because silence speaks volumes.
Be safe out there readers.
That is all!