Just another work story…

So there’s been this really nice girl coming to BP lately. She talks to me and buys a coke and 2 CLIFT bars. Anyway, I can tell something’s wrong because she usually wears the same thing and looks like she’s really tired. I can tell she lives at the Red Roof because she always walks there. She came in the other day with this guy who I thought was her boyfriend since she bought him a bunch of stuff. Today after I was done ringing her up I went outside to smoke and there was another older guy (who attempted to hit on me minutes before inside the store) there standing next to her while she looked like she was passing out on the curb. My co-worker said she does heroin and prostitutes because it’s fast cash. She’s 19 and her parents kicked her out. I asked her if he was bothering her and she could barely answer “no”. Anyway oddly enough the cops pulled up as I was walking back in. Apparently they asked her the same thing and she couldn’t even respond cause she was so out of it, but he told them he’s her boyfriend so they just let it be… WTF?!?! ARE YOU GUYS BLIND! I mean whatever, I’m not trying to say arrest them but ARENT YOU WORRIED!?! He’s like 45 and barely speaks English and she’s like 19 passing out outside our store?!?! Whatever laugh it off and walk away. Like Jesus Christ! I can’t believe people. I feel so bad for her! Like how do people lose THAT much hope. I know working sucks but WOW! Like it breaks my heart. Honestly. It makes me angry and sad. I know she’s nothing to me but I do worry. I know it’s not my problem (and I have to take care of myself first before other people… Especially people I don’t even know) but how could you just leave her there with this disgusting pervert?!?!