Friday, October 23, 2015

Incident - again?

I am good at finding something wrong.

I have just come back from the conference which held in the province. It was marvelous experience for me. Good parts of it were meeting prominent scholars and got feedback to my presentation. Aside from that, I love travel. It was far to reach the venue from my province. It took about 1 day by traveling, land and air. But it was surely worth it.

However, later on, I encountered something very odd case. 

The last night of the conference was a party. The host even took care of entertainment part. All participants enjoyed eating, drinking and dancing. Surely I was the one of these who enjoyed the occasion. 

The party was almost toward the end. It had happened to me.

I went to the rest room which was only one in the party venue. The rest room has three cubicles with about 1.6 meter tall wall. I used in the middle in the three. Very beginning, I did not sense someone in the rest room. But after I used it, I could sense there must be someone. 

Actually there were no sound aside from flashing sound. But I sensed something strange going on. Then, in a very short moment, my eyes caught someone inside the cubicle. That someone had haven hair.

Hummmmmm... It was male.


I think person tries to make sense once s/he encounters something not usual..then, I did. I tried to make sense of seeing male look person inside cubicle inside female bathroom.
I thought it was a cleaning staff who cleaned female rest room.

Wait, but I could not deny something wrong was going on. Eventually, I closed main entrance and waited outside for while. If that person was simply cleaning staff, he may go out soon..

By the way, I was very careful of handle this case because it could lead dishonor if that person simply did his work (even though it was not sensitive enough that male was cleaning female rest room) That was why I really needed to make sure whether that person is assigned cleaning staff or not.

5 mins had passed, no one came out from the rest room. I decided to encounter by knocking the door of the cubicle. When I entered the rest room, he moved the last cubicle. I knocked the door. No answer made me irritate. I wanted to say that I saw you.
Once I started to open it by force, he finally answered something. I could not hear what he said.

It was good timing. My friend joined me. Both of us tried hard to find that guy. At that time, we confirmed there was the guy inside. It seemed that he gave up. The guy finally came out from the cubicle. 

He was taller than I am and his eyes were strong. He was keeping on responding our accusation. We accused him he should not be inside female rest room. He said he had stomachache. It was not believable with some reasons. While talking to him, I smelled alcohol from him.

Question here was WHAT WAS HE DOING?

One of strong reasons why his excuse was not believable was he was not making any sound. Another reason was he transferred cubicle once I closed the main door..I could see he was afraid of being found by me or someone.

Meaningless exchange was going on. My friend decided to ask someone's help. The guy and I was left behind.
 Then, he pushed me hard and run away. By the way, I was blocking his way. Unless he pushed me hard, he could not escape from that situation. He did it. I could grab his staff but it was not successful that I totally catch him.

I was really angry and immediately started to chase him. While chasing him, I saw a security guard ahead of me. I shouted to him CATCH THE GUY!! HE IS A PERVERT!! 

I was busy shouting and running after him...but I successfully caught the guard's attention.
I was sure the guard did not hear what I said but the guard saw I was chasing that strange guy 
with angry face. The guard joined the chase. Eventually the guy was caught.

He was moved to main gate of the venue and exposed by many people who passed the gate. I was asked to confirm whether the guy was the same guy whom I encountered.

I said YES, HE WAS THE PERSON I ENCOUNTERED INSIDE THE REST ROOM. He was still excusing himself by saying he had just stomachache. I said if you had severe stomachache you could not run...He started to say he has wife and children. SO WHAT?

I hope that guy understood the gravity what he did. I am not sure how long he stayed inside the rest room. If longer he stayed there, there were higher possibilities to peep many female while they were using the rest room.There was no CCTV inside that was why no actual evidence. But he physically hurt me by pushing. 

It was not rape or other serious sexual assault or harassment. However, if he imagine if his wife or daughter was the one who encountered the guy inside small rest room. Does he feel easy? Then, if they were peeped by that stranger, is he happy?

I imagine what will happen to him after that. He will surely loose his job and have hard time. But something wrong doing will be under the sun soon even thought I did not find him on that night.
 It was consequence of his action. I stopped to think of his life.

The conference became very memorable in the sense.

Some of the host was very sympathy that I became a victim of the incident. But as I mentioned, it was not first time to encounter this kind of odd situation, therefore no fear was caused by that event. Simply, if he did really commit (I mean peeping several female) I am very angry about that act. And he should have JUST judgement (it should not be too less neither too much.)

Other experiences...I became a witness of assault case in Japan. . I encountered stranger who trespassed the dormitory in Netherlands..and so on...

Because of these, OMG, again? first thing came to my mind on that night.

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