Exactly two months ago, I told someone that a church member was talking inappropriately to a group of women and girls in the church. He had announced with a big grin that he loved "dancing" went out every week to a "dance hall." This guy had been playing around, grinning and talking about how he was "in charge." Soon, he was holding court, talking about how he did not drink or do drugs, that he just loved women. He loved dancing with them, just loved women. He was smiling all around with special attention for girls under twelve.
I told the minister that was inappropriate talk to these young girls, that it was inappropriate in church. Actually, I don't care the venue, it was inappropriate. He had assigned all the men to help elsewhere, had kept the women in the kitchen and fellowship hall. So, no man was present. I was the only female who was not grinning ear to ear.
The next month, the guy was in a snit. All the little girls had been removed and not one was around to have him pick at them verbally and flirt. He walked past me in his overalls and declared, "I ain't afraid of nobody!" He behaved himself.
This month, I gave him the evil eye, the side eye, and made him so uncomfortable that the first time he saw he was getting the evil eye, his smile faded and he swallowed hard. Yes, my daughters and I can practically kill with our evil eye.
He is a plumber. My plumber said it had to be a plumber with the right saw to cut the sewer pipe. He assured me a plumber did it. Now, I wonder if this was in retaliation. If so, this guy will do anything.
So, maybe I am paranoid.
The last plumber before all this trouble was at least 20 years ago, maybe 15. Maybe he did not do it; maybe a helper did. He was re-plumbing the basement and had to hook it up to new pipe for waste in the basement. Maybe the plumber misunderstood his instructions. I do remember his acting strangely at the end of the job, nothing I could put a finger on.
A little girl (9) in this church always talked to me. I told her to be careful of him, not to fall for his bad sense of humor, not to be alone with him. She was wide-eyed, assured me she would not and then opened up. She told me that a little 6-year-old had said he touched her inappropriately. I managed to not react. She went on and told me the parents told the minister and the plumber said the little girl was lying. They quit coming to the church because he was allowed to come there and no one reported him. Now, they have moved. So, I have to get the ball rolling so he gets what he deserves. No, I don't think locals will pursue this strongly enough.
Still, I have no water...grrr.
Do you think I am off about this guy maybe cutting my sewer line? Of course, I cannot accuse him.