Tuesday 7 August 2007 11.57am
Yesterday I went to the dry cleaners on Tower Bridge Road
to drop off a couple of outfits. I had just said that my outfit was very delicate and expensive and could they be careful with it.
A girl entered and the guy behind the desk put a pad and pen on my outfit. I apologised and asked to move it as I was afraid the pen might mark my outfit. I was then subjected to a torrent of verbal abuse. I then explained that I didn't think that she would write on it but that she might drop the pen. She carried on with really foul language.I asked her to stop at which point she started punching and kicking me to my face and head and pulling my hair.
I called out to the guys in the drycleaners to help me and call the police at which point they all ran out the back and left me to try and defend myself from a vivious attack.
After the attack I again asked the guys to call 999 but as they didn't call I had to. The girl then came back with a friend and started laughing at me with the continuous foul language. She walked off again and then returned to say that I had just been "f... up by a 19 year old."
The police did come and were nice.....
I'm not sure why I'm writing this but I am sooo upset that NO-ONE came to my aid. I will never use the dry cleaners again because I am too afraid in case I see her again but also the fact they they didn't help me.
Am I the only person who would step in to help if I saw this happening to someone else?? Probably!!