So usually I freeze my water in my water bottle overnight, just before I head out in the morning. It took me awhile to actually exit my home. So, the water bottle had been out of the freezer for quite sometime. I port my bike outside, stop to take a few sips of water and return my water bottle back to its rack. After running a few errands, I end up near my last destination, the San Francisco Public Library. I notice that there are quite a few homeless people sitting about. That's not so unusual, there are usually homeless people sitting about the downtown library.
However, this time the homeless bunch looks like it has a few really seriously strung out dope fiends, crackheads, or whatever. They're filthy and they all seemed to be staring at me and my new Raleigh Grand Prix. Suddenly, I get this nervous feeling, like I really shouldn't walk into the library and leave my bike unattended. Next, I'm wondering if my OnGuard U-lock is going to be sufficient. So I lock up my bike and slowly walk towards the library. I spy out of the glass window door, attempting to observe any movement towards my bike. All seems clear. There's no movement. I quickly walk into the library to conduct all of my library business, as fast as possible.
Next thing you know, I ran into an old co-worker from a previous job. So we're just laughing, talking, and casually shooting the breeze, when I suddenly remembered those sketchy homeless people gawking at me and my bike. I therefore, quickly excused and dismissed myself. I practically ran to the door, where I could at least glance at my bike. Shhisssh! It was still there! I felt so relieved....
After returning to my bike, I looked down at my water bottle. It was half empty....I didn't remember drinking that much water as I exited my home. However, I was thirsty and yearned for some more nice cool water to refresh me. I touched the bottle. The water was still cool. I looked at that same homeless crowd, as they also looked upon me. They all appeared to have a slight smile on their faces, as though something might have taken place, that most probably shouldn't have.
I therefore, took the water bottle, and returned to the library. I washed out my bottle and then filled it once again with some nice cool water from the water fountain, and drank it all down. I then refilled it, again!
Would you say that I have trust issues, or would you have done something similar?