Tonight while walking home from a meeting I had one of my ‘blind fails’, this one is also a bit of a blonde moment too.
I love walking, day or evening, rain or shine. Admittedly I prefer walking in nicer weather! I am happy walking in my local area, as I know the area well and with my guide dog by my side I feel safer as a single girl walking than if I were fully alone.
I am very aware of my surroundings, both from a VI point of view and a street sense way.
So tonight while walking home I thought I was being followed. I could hear someone very close to me, when I slowed down, so did they. When I sped up, they too sped up. When I stopped completely, they too stopped completely. I crossed the road three times and so did they!
Yet every time I looked around, I couldn’t see anyone.
It was at that point that I walking into a shop, with it’s good lighting and staff members I was beginning to feel safer and relaxed, when I realised that the person following me was still with me.
And that was when I found out the truth.
I wasn’t being followed at all…. I was in fact spooking myself with my own bag!
Several weeks ago I bought a new backpack from ‘Kipling’ a beautiful pink backpack, with it’s own little monkey keychain. That I discovered tonight swings when I walk!
Despite having the bag for several weeks, tonight is the first time I have not had my bag full.
So for the first time since buying my bag, I could actually hear the cheeky little monkey hitting my bag !!
So, as the title suggests…. A blind fail !!
Or should that read …. A blonde fail ??