I have an uncanny knack of seeing/feeling when someone is going through something that is sexually inappropriate. Whether they are the “victim” or the one doing it to someone. Now before you go all – “She’s officially wack-a-doodle-doo”…
It’s more of a feeling. I get the red flags popping up all over the place when I encounter a person like that. It’s similar to when a parent “just knows” somethings not right with their kid.
It’s not a pleasant feeling to have. I’ve never been wrong, even if I so badly wanted to be. Recently, this has come up again.
There is some local scuttle-butt going on recently over a man (now 31) who is suing his old high school choir director for inappropriate sexual behavior. I indirectly know this director and the man suing. At the time that this was going on, I was living with the family of another student who was in that same choir. I told her one day that “something was just off between those two”. I’m always insecure about being wrong so I added, “maybe I’m over-reacting”. She told, that she was sure I was reading into it just because the student was the teacher’s favorite student. That didn’t make ‘it’ better, but I dropped it.
Now 15 years later, it’s all over the news that I was right.
Could I have done something to stop it? Would I have? What could I have said to make him talk to someone? I wasn’t a close friend of his. All these questions. If he knew about this post,would he wish that I would’ve said something?
I guess I’ll never know…but Adam, if you do happen to stumble across this blog. I’m sorry. I truly wish I would’ve said something to you.