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When I was a barman, I stood by polishing a glass as a couple had a hushed argument two feet away about what they were going to do now she was pregnant. The bloke promised to leave his wife, but subsequent hushed arguments revealed that he did not. What have you overheard?

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(, Thu 25 Aug 2011, 13:36)
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I frequently overheard my new neighbour shout abuse and threats at his poor girlfriend who screamed for him to stop. This went on for a few weeks. After one particulary bad night in which banging could be heard all night he came to apologise for disturbing me. His excuse was he'd got a rabbit cage up against a wall and the rabbits fought causing the cage to bang against the wall. He told me to keep my mouth shut and tried to frighten me into silence.
I reported this to my landlord and he'd had other reports from other neighbours too. Thankfully the next I heard was he had been charged with domestic abuse and she was safe in a womens hostel.
Apologies for lack of funny, but the abuse I overheard haunted me and still does. The fact I was a young female living on my own scared me into silence to begin with but once I reported it I realised I had nothing to be scared of, he couldn't touch me. If only I'd done it sooner
(, Sat 27 Aug 2011, 13:12, 3 replies)
When I worked for Women's Aid years ago I was often threatened by irate husbands and partners.
Didn't scare me one bit as they were all spineless bullies. Why else would they batter pregnant women? I always faced them down.

Looking back though I may have been a little over-confident. You were probably right to be careful.
(, Sat 27 Aug 2011, 18:23, closed)
Good for you!
(, Sat 27 Aug 2011, 19:42, closed)

Really well done... (hug)
(, Mon 29 Aug 2011, 17:52, closed)

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