Just a reminder that pedophiles do talk to parents and befriend them too. It part of the grooming process.
I do think it's really very sad that people automatically think man with no children, or disheveled looking man = alarm bells.
I speak to lots of homeless guys. The story I hear again and again from them (the older ones mainly) is that they are estranged from their own children and sometimes grandchildren, and they miss them every single day. They love talking to my kids, and I have no qualms with brightening someone's day by perhaps being the only kind and human conversation they may have all week.
Maybe the bloke who gave you the balloon is infertile. Maybe he's divorced and doesn't see his kids as much as he'd like. Men have the same wide wide spectrum of experiences and emotions about kids as women do- there are a million reasons why a man on his own might approach you. VP, how would you feel if your DH was out on his own and offered a balloon to a mother and she thought of him what you thought of this guy?
I sell millions of dollars of real estate to tradies who turn up at auctions in old Utes wearing paint encrusted singlets and worn shorts, the worst tenant we ever had drove a BMW and wore Boss suits , if I judged people on their looks alone Id be out of business !
I do hope parents are not teaching their kids to just be wary of strangers in track suit pants, the fact is Im pretty sure most peadophiles are known to the child ( family, priests ect ) ?
Last edited by Elijahs Mum; 04-10-2015 at 21:37.
This thread makes me wonder what you would have thought of my d's.
He was 15 (looked closer to 18, he was taller than most men already) and in a busy shopping centre walked up to random family and offered them a wrapped Christmas present. The rest of the family was there but standing back a bit so you would have realised we were there.
The reason he did this.
We were robbed the day before. He was the main target of the the low life's that threatened to bash us and they stole our money. It was our way of getting our Christmas spirit back. We gave away 2 toys that day. One to a boy and one to a girl. It was great therapy.
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