Lots of people told me it was my fault when I got mugged for walking to MIT at 1am in '98. So why I should I not be scared now?
People were going to walk me to my car, but I think that I was afraid of walking from my car. I don't think that that was all of it though. I think that I wanted someone for whom getting me to my car was in their interest. I think that having someone to just be in the car with me as I struggle with parking is important. Someone to be there if there is a problem at the door, because I forgot money or ID or something.
Maybe I don't know what's going on in my head, but I think that I've learned that I need to find someone to car pool with.
I hope the other people have fun.