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Unusual occurencies

OCDguy

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I was standing outside a used car place this evening at approximately 10pm with my partner and a neighbour, when a shortish man dressed in a high visibility shirt walked from my right, stopped more or less parallel to me on the opposite side of the road, appeared to pick something up off the road (I never noticed anything untowards in the road previous to this), and then decided to head back in the direction he came from, it was this together with the high visibility shirt that drew my attention to him, as it didn't seem to make sense that someone would walk a distance to pick up something that wasn't visible to me and then head back in the direction they came from. As if this wasn't unusual enough, he stopped only a short distance from where he appeared to pick something up moments before, and bent over appearing to pick something else up off the road (again there didn't appear to be anything in the road previous to this, and had there been why didn't he pick that up first)? All this drew attention to himself. He then carried on down the road to my right, where he stopped once again a fair distance this time and once again bent over? It was as if he was litter picking, but very randomly all at approximately 10pm in the night and in the opposite manner in which someone might expect...
This wouldn't be the first time I have witnessed unusual behaviour either... and this guy didn't outwardly appear to be suffering from any mental health issues...
 
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My opinion is this guy went out of his way to draw attention to himself, and my opinion is there is probably a reason for it. Then there are times when I have been out shopping and random people are making movements with their hand, or walk close to me, only to turn 180 degrees and walk back in the direction they came from. This in my opinion is to draw attention to themselves, and again I can't help but think there is a purpose behind it. I have worked around people for years, often in busy surroundings, and have never encountered this behaviour before...
 
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We had my partner's youngest daughter and her other half at ours this evening. They bought a car earlier this evening (I'm assuming my partner's son-in-law has received his payout for the security work he did at Bristol's cricket ground in the last couple of months). While they were here their two children for no apparent reason started making animal noises...
 
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I'm assuming you are talking about the guy in the high vis shirt. Just to confirm he was on the opposite side of the road, walked into the road, and appeared to pick something up, but just prior to that I couldn't see anything on the road, litter or other wise...
 
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Predictably yesterday when shopping in Lidl's there were 4 or 5 incidents where someone randomly moved their arm, all visible from the corner of my eye. It seems as its done to avoid areas of the body too? On a lighter note, it was nice to see my partner's Niece (the one with learning difficulties) for the first time this week, albeit for approximately 5 mins. My partner stayed in the car. Then today when shopping in Sainsbury's a teenaged girl decided to invade my space twice by moving her basket in line with the corner of my eye (she had ample space to her right), while a tall guy looked on? Personally I find this behaviour both intimidating and provoking. A little niggling voice wonders if there is a connection between this mentality and the knife crime we hear about...
 
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Has something triggered you to make you hyper vigilant lately? I hope you dont mind me asking that.

The high viz dudes behaviour sounds really suspicious. Maybe he was eyeing up a theft, and pretending to pick things up to look less suspicious? A lot of car burglaries are happening where I live and that kind of behaviour sounds similar.
 
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I don't know regarding the high vis guy, anything is possible... regarding being extra vigilant, I have worked in retail for 20 odd years, security (spotting the unusual) was one aspect of what we did. Therefore when you see sudden arm movements, or unusual behaviour it tends to stand out. This has been going on in my opinion for more than 12 months now... I have never encountered this random, but consistent behaviour before this...
 
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It's strange. Especially since things do seem to be worsening lately.

I'm quite glad I'm oblivious to what you've been trained to spot. Otherwise I think I'd be a nervous wreck.
 
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Seriously it stands out a mile, you ought to take a day in my life lol. It's almost like it's done deliberate? More assertive people would probably have confronted this behaviour, personally I just leave it go over my head, but still I'm venting my views here...
 
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I'm glad you've got here to vent rather than confronting. It's definitely an interesting subject!
 
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Well yesterday was reasonably quiet, but then I was sorting David's Niece's (the one with learning difficulties) garden, while he did his regular weekly Friday taking her and her brother shop to shop. I managed to finish their back garden just inside the 6 hours and 10 mins it took them to do their average shop before my partner dropped them back home. Today was a little different in that we dropped some extra shopping off to his Niece with learning difficulties (meaning we saw her three times this week instead of the average of normally just two). Shopping was reasonably pleasant today too, nice change :)
 
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Well yesterday was another quietish day. My partner spent up to an hour booking a weekend holiday for his Niece with learning difficulties and her brother. Coincidentally it falls in the same period as the Western Illuminated Carnival (an event my partner attends most years)...
 
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I was shopping in B&Q earlier, there was a fair bit of sudden arm movements and people from a distance turning facing me and smiling? Later my neighbour (the one who professes to be a medium and yet in my opinion often uses the Lord and even the Almighty's name in vain, which I personally call blasphemy, and also the same guy who is said to have claimed to witness a road accident where someone was left in a brain damaged state, and then was further said to claim he had to give a statement to the Police, probably for the purpose of making himself look important?) came in and randomly said "later xxxx"? Later shopping in Tesco, a lady dressed in a Tesco's uniform walked towards me, then did a 180 degree turn (no she wasn't on a catwalk), which left me thinking what was all that about :scratcheshead:
 
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