This diary entry is part 19 of 23 in Lily's diary dated 03 - September 2021

Hi!  It’s me!  Lily!

So work was pretty good today, except I was right about that guy, he asked me out.  I told him no.  He got a little huffy, but I didn’t think too much about it.

But then I went in back to get something, and he cornered me.  He was acting really weird, and he tried to grab me.

Well, it turns out I know martial arts.  I don’t know what kind it was, but I grabbed his arm and flipped him onto his back.  He had the wind knocked out of him, and tried to get up, but I put my knee on his.. well, boy bits, and told him if he moves, he gets it worse.  He started screaming bloody murder, but he had the sense to stay still.

The owner came in and yelled, demanding to know what happened.  I didn’t blame him!  I was kind of in tears, but I told him that he tried to grab me.  Of course, the guy denied it, and said I was crazy and trying to kill him.  I kind of froze.  I was sure I’d lost my job.

The owner called the police.  He explained that he had to do it, because no matter who was right, someone got assaulted, and he wasn’t going to put himself in the position of trying to figure out who.  I was really scared at the time, but looking back on it, that was really professional.

While we were waiting for the police, I called Sabby, and they all arrived at about the same time.  I clung to her, but she kind of pushed me away, gently of course, and told me that while she’ll have my back, I need to deal with it like an adult.

So the police took our statements, and thankfully, there were cameras.  The police went back to look at the cameras, and then took him out in cuffs for assault of a minor.  They advised me that he would probably be out on bail pretty quickly and that I might want to take steps to protect myself.

Sabby and I had a hushed conversation, and I told the owner that I couldn’t work there for a while, because the guy knew where to find me.  He understood, and told me I could come back when I was ready.  Sabby told me we were going to talk to our lawyer immediately and file for a restraining order.  She also cautioned me that restraining orders really don’t do a whole lot.  So we left as the police cars were pulling away.

When we got home, she demanded I tell her everything, and I did.  She was surprised that I knew martial arts, but no more surprised than I was.  But David actually was looking at me with admiration in his eyes.  He wanted to hear the story about how I beat up a boy!  So I told it again, leaving out the details, and he actually said “wow, that’s cool!”  Then he ran up to play games, but I’ll take what I can get.

Sabby is giving me the day off from school.  We need to talk to the lawyer, and she’s going to make sure I’m loaded up on chocolate.  I can’t complain about that!

What a way to start a job!

Love you all!!! ❤️

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