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3 youths. Felt intimidated.

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DNR Fri 14-Feb-20 21:34:06

Hanging around outside local restaurant and off licence. Opposite a couple of pubs. They look intimidating. Hoodies up. Drinking cans. They look about 15 so could be younger or older. Smoking. We were worried walking past them to get to our restaurant booking. Thought they might just be waiting for a taxi or friend though so ignored it. Even more worried walking back past them as they were still there when we came out. They didn't approach us or do anything to us. This was a dispersal zone and may well still be. I'm worried they might be waiting for somebody specific. AIBU to ignore it. They're more likely harmless and trying to look tough.

Fizzypoo Fri 14-Feb-20 21:36:35

Is this a real post?

DNR Fri 14-Feb-20 21:36:50

YABU report. YANBU ignore - they're probably younger kids trying to look tough

NellWilsonsWhiteHair Fri 14-Feb-20 21:37:48

YANBU to ignore them. Yes they might be waiting for someone or something, or they might just be hanging around there socialising in a relatively harmless fashion. What else would you do? I wouldn’t be reporting them if that’s what you’re suggesting.

MitziK Fri 14-Feb-20 21:38:08

Well, they obviously weren't waiting for you.

Get over yourself.

VaggieMight Fri 14-Feb-20 21:38:45

I'd definitely report it to the Trying to Look Tough Hotline OP

HalfBiscuit Fri 14-Feb-20 21:38:58


Fuckitwhynot Fri 14-Feb-20 21:39:41

So in essence nothing happened and also nothing happened.

Sparklesocks Fri 14-Feb-20 21:40:26

What would you report? 3 kids (not a huge gang) being outside who didn’t talk or address you in any way?

Crunchymum Fri 14-Feb-20 21:41:40

Who is the "we" you mention???

TonytheDog Fri 14-Feb-20 21:43:27

So really you could have written:
Today I went to a restaurant, then I came home from the restaurant.

TrainspottingWelsh Fri 14-Feb-20 21:45:28

'Log' it with someone or something.


Honeybee85 Fri 14-Feb-20 21:45:36

Are you serious?

You’re making a lot of assumptions here purely based on looks and your own fears.
They haven’t done anything wrong to you, so what is the issue here?

Thedogscollar Fri 14-Feb-20 21:45:37

I cant see the problem. Nothing happened it's all in your imagination.

strawberry2017 Fri 14-Feb-20 21:48:11

Talk about judging a book by its cover.

SidekickSally Fri 14-Feb-20 21:51:25

So in essence nothing happened and also nothing happened


TrixieTheWhore Fri 14-Feb-20 21:51:30

Did they look forrin too?

DNR Fri 14-Feb-20 21:52:20

OK. Glad we didn't say anything then.

Stressheadme123 Fri 14-Feb-20 21:53:57

This is terrifying.

You ok hun?

BirdieFriendBadge Fri 14-Feb-20 21:54:47

Oh. No. Not the youths!

RhitaGawr Fri 14-Feb-20 21:55:45


ilovesooty Fri 14-Feb-20 21:56:10

So they haven't actually approached you. They're probably not remotely interested in you and they haven't done anything. What's the problem?

TonytheDog Fri 14-Feb-20 21:57:47

OK. Glad we didn't say anything then.

What on earth could you have said?
I know some teenagers, especially when there a a few together, can be into
I dating but ... they didn't do anything.

DNR Fri 14-Feb-20 21:58:39

Trixie The Whore they look the same nationality as me.

Instatwat Fri 14-Feb-20 21:59:53

What would you have said, and to whom?

You’re not seriously intimating that you’d have called the police to report some children standing around doing nothing, are you?

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