Saturday, February 09, 2008

I've Been Assaulted

Despite having had lived in moderately dangerous cities like Caracas, Venezuela and Mexico City, Mexico, I am happy to report we have never had any problems (well, there was that one time we were robbed by the police in Venezuela, but we weren't hurt).

Until tonight.

While walking home from dinner with Guapo, a short bag woman was walking towards us. I made eye contact and smiled. She coiled her arm back (me thinking to myself, "no way, she's not going to hit me") and proceeded to punch me, fairly hard for a little lady, in the shoulder.

I think I may need some counseling.

16 comments:

txmommy said...

strange...was your outfit mismatched or something?

momofalltrades said...

ROFL Txmommy.

WOW! That's totally wild! What did you do/say? What was Guapo's reaction?

Liz said...

oh my word! you weren't hurt were you?

Awesome Mom said...

That is crazy! Maybe she didn't like your haircut.

Lei said...

oh no! i am so sorry -i hope you're okay. did guapo defend your honor? lol.

No Cool Story said...

oh no!! :( Sorry Gabs :(
Just today I was telling my sister about how you have lived in dangerous cities/countries and how safe and out of trouble you have stayed.

Maybe she saw the "blue shirt" gringos at the carnival.

Janice said...

I don't even know what to say. That is too weird.

Jules said...

I am laughing my head off. I hope that is OK.

Gabriela said...

We were both kind of shocked and then just laughed. When I asked Guapo if he was going to defend my honor he said, "Do you really want me to go crack the bag lady?"

It was really more funny than scary. :)

Calandria said...

Wow! A punch out of no where certainly is unexpected. Adds a little spice to life, I guess. :-)

Was there a bruise?

Blackeyedsue said...

Yikes! I am glad she didn't punch you in the eye.

When I was spit on by a little old lady in China, I didn't laugh. I cried. But I was 4 months pregnant at the time.

Ballerina Girl said...

Gabs...
I leave for a little bit and look what happens?!!!
I'll be watching out for little bag ladies...and to think I let my kids leave some McDonald's for one of them!
I am glad she wasn't there when we left the bag, only her stuff!
Love ya and miss ya!

marina said...

I was gone over the last couples and look what happen to you. These is awful are you ok where she hit you? ARE you bruised?
You have to answer back these is awful ,are you scared? love,.marina

Shelah said...

That is so weird! Note to self: don't smile at potentially crazy people!

Tyler and Karen said...

We are dying over here. What a trip. Hope you laid her out.

smart mama said...

maybe you haven't mastered the cultural nuances yet