Hear my story about being the victim of a random act of violence and why this has prompted me to offer FREE virtual meetings.
A Personal Story From Deanna
Apr 2, 2020
Hi, everyone. I want to share my story with you today about being the victim of a random act of violence and why this has prompted me to offer free 30 minute virtual meetings with anyone in need. As most of you know, I too am stuck at home. Here it goes. A couple of weeks ago before New York city started a shelter in place, I was on the phone with a friend of mine and he was telling me about some of the different changes going on and how New York City was now threatening to maybe shut down our subway as soon as tomorrow. So naturally I thought, okay, what would I need to work remotely and to manage my staff remotely if we needed to do that? So I decided to make my way up to my office, by New York standards it wasn't late.
It was around eight o'clock and I went over to my office. I let another friend know that I was going over there. They offered to come pick me up and bring me home with my things. I got what I needed for my office. I grabbed a couple of cups of tea on my way out of the building. When I had gotten to the ground floor, I made sure my friend was outside. He said to me he was just a block over, so great. I came out, the building's entrance is quite large. So I came walking out and after a few cycles of the stoplight my friend still wasn't there. So I called and there were some street repairs, so there was some closure or something and he had to go around, but he'd be right there.
So no sooner than I put my phone away, I felt somebody hit me quite hard on the back of my head. And I obviously was confused. I turned around and I began asking what or why? I certainly was wondering, “Why would somebody hit me for no reason?” So, when I turned around, the guy was just standing there looking at me and of course, you know, he's bigger than I am. He's like a young version of Mr. Bean, probably in his late twenties or something like that. And so I turned to pick up my cups of tea, which I set on this, whatever planter or something, and I began to move. And when I began to move, he began to back away. He didn't say anything to me.
He was just staring at me and I saw behind him a security guard did come out of my building. I began moving to go talk to the security guard and as I began doing that, then he began to back away from me and I went and began to get the security guard. And I explained to him how this guy just hit me on my head. And he asked me if I was okay and asked me, “Where is this person?” And I pointed down the street and I said, “That's him there, running down the street.” And at this point the guy was already at the corner. The security guard said, Okay, well, are you waiting for a car? Why don't you come and wait inside?”
At that moment, then my friend pulled up. I got in the car and my friend brought me home and I'm okay. I’m admittedly a bit shaken up. But I wasn't at first. Now it's kind of settling in, but I am okay. And hopefully you haven't been the victim of a random act of violence yourself at any time, but during this time as well. I recognize that even if you haven't been, you very well could be experiencing some uncomfortable feelings during this era where we're taking a pause in our life, and business is not as usual, and family life may not be as usual. There may be things that you want to talk about as well. I wanted to go ahead and make myself available to lend an ear or to help you gain clarity on something or just to offer support about anything that you may need support on. If you want to schedule a time, feel free to contact my office or the email below [firstname.lastname@example.org] and until then be well, be safe and know that we're thinking about you.
DISCLAIMER: THE INVITATION IN THIS VIDEO IS FOR THE CLARK-ESPOSITO LAW FIRM, P.C. COMMUNITY. THESE MEETINGS ARE NOT INTENDED TO DISCUSS CURRENT, PAST, OR POTENTIAL NEW CASES. WE RESERVE OUR RIGHT TO DECLINE A MEETING AT OUR DISCRETION. THERE CALLS ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE, NOR SHOULD THEY BE CONSTRUED AS, LEGAL ADVICE.