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NERJA by KRISS on 26 september 2016

SO MUCH TROUBLE IN THE WORLD How can I put in better words my guts feeling for the last few days than simply shocked.
Oh for sure certainly not as much as many people on this planet who have lived and witnessed so much worse and certainly not as much as my 2 little girls aged 7 and 11 who have inadvertently witnessed the same shocking scene as I did last week in Nerja.

We pick up our girls from school around 2pm then fix some lunch before our son comes back on his own from the close by school at 3pm.
Last friday though, as we were waiting with a hot chicken on a table we started hearing shouts outside the flat.
We didn’t pay attention at first because it’s quite common.
But after long minutes of repetitive insults and threats we quickly glanced at the window and saw a man, seemingly not in his right mind, probably drunk or high or just mad.
He was shouting to the top of his lungs at neighbours nearby.
Out of boredom and human curiosity, the girls kept on watching him from the window and even if we told them not to, everyone else in the street seemed to do the same.

Suddenly both my daughters called us and said “someone got out from the building, they are finally kicking him out”.
In fact they weren’t, we looked from the window and within seconds we saw 2 men holding the disturbed man and a girl following behind.
It felt as if they were just going to kick him off the street but I dislike violence and asked the girls to go away.
They did, only to watch the scene from the next window.
And by the time we realised what was happening it was too late.

Suddenly the girl walking behind jumped on the held ex-boyfriend (we learned afterwards) with a knife and stabbed him 3 times in the back of the head and the neck.
Seconds after the man started bleeding and his white tee-shirt turned red.
By the time we got our girls away from the scene, they had already witnessed everything and if both Kate and myself were shocked I can’t even start to imagine how they felt.

Not understanding the full extent of what was happening we kept watching in case any witness would be needed, although after much reflection, I think the whole street did witness the appalling scene.

This was quickly followed by a police car arriving placidly on the scene, kicking the bleeding man on the ground to quiet him down (we discovered later the chap is well known from the local police).

According to what we heard he’s the bad guy in the story.
Anyways, I felt like numb for the rest of the day and I am still shocked from what I have witnessed.

Today, I got insulted by a beggar who asks or rather rackets us at the shop every day because I refused to give him anything.
We are living in a violent world, a violent society, some will tell me it’s been going on for centuries, I grew up near council schemes, I’ve seen violence, lived it, never inflicted it or not deliberately or out of self defence.
Still, I am sick of all this, I am aware there might no place I could take my family and hope nothing bad will happen because shit does happen everywhere everyday… I’ll just do my best to limit this.

This is not a wake up call for me just a long series of events that has me wanting to cut strings with so many aspects of this sick society.

#appalling #shocked #stabbing

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