This comment is specifically addressed to the person I encountered Saturday, May 23, outside the Sonshine Market. Get a hold of yourself! I was walking about half a car’s length behind you heading for my car. You suddenly turn around and throw your arm out at me in a threatening manner and start yelling at me to “Stay back, don’t block me in, I have PTSD.”
I have had severe and complex PTSD since early childhood. My first thought was that you had a gun and were going to do something. Then I realized what you said and it angered me because you startled me so and almost triggered me. You were not blocked in; you could have gone forward or sideways. I moved from behind you into the street and walked to my car with you yelling at me to mind my attitude.
I am assuming, hoping, that you are getting therapy.
May I please ask you to watch yourself? You are not the only person with PTSD. Your loud, sudden, threatening moves and comments are in themselves upsetting and can trigger others.
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In the past, I would have gone with the first fight-or-flight assumption that you had a weapon and would have tackled you.