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Post  bakuhasu on Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:07 pm

As of today October 20th my life changed... at 7:15 PM PST (approximately) me and my friend were heading to the bus stop (My friend is still adjusting to the streets that I live). As a good friend I planned to escort one of the best friends I have ever made and a friend that I talk about anime just almost every time within our encounters. On to the point.... a group of African Americans (with hoodies making their faces indistinguishable was walking at our direction). Me and my friend's destination was the bus stop of course and had no choice but to wait for the bus to arrive. The group turned then noticed our presence (hence that the bus stop was lighted up), they thought we were easy targets. So me and my friend noticed their presence also, especially the fact that they stop and look at their group, and talking in a huddle ( I knew they were up to something). I then said to my friend in chinese "You know that group of African Americans? They're eyeing on us." As I expected part of the group came in a inch away distance whispering "What do you have?" Feeling on my pockets I had no choice but to pull what I have my keys and a fast pass ( pass that lets you on the MUNI bus). I then said " I really have nothing you guys want. Only my keys and a pass" What I was afraid of wasn't the fact they were about to rob me but the fact that I was going to lose my life here. I then turned my concerns to my friend. Which I knew he had an Iphone and $20 taken away from him. With the group had nothing else to take, they just simply walked off with my friend looking at me and saying "I just got my Iphone stolen..." At that point I just felt a sense of despair, that I would've done something to solve this situation but at the same time didn't want to prolong it. Even though I have nothing taken away from me I still feel sorry for my friend whom I haven't seen for a good amount of months. So I decided to walk him to the police station along with a witness that is willing to cooperate. That given I think I was able to gain things despite a negative cause. We then talked with the police who was nearby within a couple of blocks....

I'm now confused... confused about this sooo called "Morality" that we all live in. I just question my self how can ANYBODY have a mindset to actually harm another person for self gain? Now as I am typing this message, I am confused, angry, and saddened by the fact that alot worse can happen tonight. What will happen well I hope the police will actually be able to catch this group. All I can say is that this is the first time I have experienced being robbed and all I can say and think is this is just fucked up (please excuse the french). Chose to start this as a new topic because I was taught to not hold anything negative inside for too long so I turned to the awesome community here at A.A.A. I am not asking for any pity, or money. It's just me posting a topic about what just happened in the last 2 hours... Alright imma have to put this to a close thanks alot guys for being such an awesome group of people despite being strangers from parts of the globe.


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Post  Chiaki on Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:24 am

I'm sorry something like that happened. Theft is such a violation of your personal space that it really is an unforgivable crime. I'm not a religious person, but in essentally every major world religion: Christanity, Judeaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and more all say something that you should never take somehting which is not rightfully yours from another person. And yet, despite this universal concencsus it still happens for one reason or another, all wrong.

I hope your friend gets his phone back, that at the least the phone company can catch a signal from it and then find it's location and the people's who took it.

I know this doesn't really help your situation, but if it gives you any hope for humanity there are good people out there. After living here a month now, I know Japan is full of good people. Old ladies run off the shinkansen (which only stopps for two minutes topps) after a gaijin (myself) to return a bag I forgot on the train of tea cakes. Even though they could just have easily enjoyed them themselves. Famlies, including mine, often leave their doors unlocked throughout the day, without ever having a problem. And there are people like this in America too.

I'm not quite sure where I'm going with all this, but I suppose I hope it doesn't happen again, and I hope that everything works out fine.
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Post  Leader on Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:12 pm

You know what man? I'm going to pray for you and your friend until he gets what was his. I'm going to go ahead and say you'll get it by the end of the month if it is Gods plan. Hope everything gets better from here!
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Post  Mitsugi on Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:30 am

Sorry Baku, I understand what its like to deal with people like that. I got verbally assaulted in my own doorway about 5 days ago, by my downstairs neighbor who turns out is a rather violent fellow.

I also went to the police and reported him. I enjoyed reporting his ass for being the way he is. You can't just go around threatening and robbing people in this world if you want to be a decent member of society. Sad.

I hope your friend recovers. You should send em in here so we can give em a pep talk! hehe.

And as for those people who wronged you guys, this is how I feel. Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
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Felt a Alot better....

Post  bakuhasu on Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:19 am

*UPDATE*
Hey guys Thanks for all your support!!! Spoke with the people that I was working with and of course my family of course. They were all encouraging and you guys are too. Felt alot better about my life at the moment and I wish you guys to stay safe and have a nice life!!
About my situation? Well I haven't talked to my friend about his remote lock on his Iphone, and as for the group I reallly pity them than hate them now I think it a bit more sooo yeah guys THANKS ALOT!!!
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Re: Just wanted to get this out......

Post  Leader on Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:55 pm

Haha no problem ;D
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Re: Just wanted to get this out......

Post  elvenbladerogue on Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:26 pm

Damn man i am sorry to hear this happen to you and you're friend. I never had this happen to me. I live in Orlando FL, we have our huge share of things like this and many other things. I don't live anywhere near the bad part of Orlando.

I have friends who lives in the bad part of orlando. This has happened to them atlest once. the best thing for this is to talk with you're friend and make sure everything is fine and you guys will make sure something gets done. it's always a good thing to have family who cares about what happens to you all.

I never really had to deal with. my Best friend is a 6'3 gothic looking dude. Everyone likes to call him my Body guard since many thing has happen and he stand right behind me or next to me the person back away and stays away from me. It's funny how people will be afaird of a person by there looks. he is a really good guy.

I just find it wrong that there is many people in this world would hurt someone to gain profit off of others pain.

Good thing they just took an Ipod, which i understand it could mean alot to you're friend and i am sure you're friend means alot to you. it better to give them what they want and walk off and go report it than rather being attacked and get hurt or something. You guys did the right thing going to the police right away. Make sure you leave you're name Anonymous just as a safe fail.

I hope all the best for you and you're friend after this horrible night.
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