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The Terrible Ending to an Awful Weekend

I had been having a good day. Really. I went to church, sang a good bit, and saw a movie (Date Night... Yes, it was for the 2nd time) with a good friend of mine.

I was on my way home when I realized that I had forgotten to deposit my check at my bank.

Stupid Move No. 1: Never go to a bank, wherever you are, after dark when you're all alone.

So I pull up to my bank and fill out the required paperwork to deposit said check. As I open the car door, I hear someone walking nearby and immediately go into autopilot, positioning my keys between each finger, pointing outward. Ladies, remember this. It's extremely useful.

Stupid Move No. 2: If you, for some reason, feel unsafe, do not - I repeat, DO NOT - continue in your what you're doing. Double back and get back in your car or back into a safe area.

As I step out, the steps get closer. I look up, and this guy is standing right next to me. Suddenly, out of nowhere, he grabs my right arm and clocks me in the left eye.

Seriously? I mean, seriously? Who does that?

I may or may not have uttered an extreme cuss word at this point.

"WHAT THE-???"

Something along those lines. Except... you know... with one more crucial word involved.

After I recovered, I started swinging. I know for a fact that I clipped him on the neck with my fist of keys, but from then on, I don't really remember. It was all moving so fast.

In fact, before I knew it, he was running away. No, scratch that. He was briskly walking away. Either way, I had stunned / alarmed him so much that he decided it wasn't worth it. Either that, or he was just a crazy nutter.

At this point, I got into my car, locked the doors, and promptly called the authorities who were there in mere minutes. I filed a report and so on, but I doubt anything will come of it.

Well, after a night of restless sleeping, this is what I woke up to in the morning:

Yeah, I'm totally badass.

At any rate, I'm ok, guys. No worries about that. And nothing was taken. The only thing that's wrong is the black eye and the stiff neck, but pain pills and a little makeup can fix all of that!

It was really strange. All day today people were shying away from me like I was a thug or something. Mothers pulled their children closer as I approached, people gawked, people whispered to the friend standing next to them. Perhaps I was just a bit oversensitive, but I felt like the whole world was trained on my eye, wondering what illegal thing I had done to get it. I felt the sudden urge to throw up a gang sign, but I decided that would probably have been in poor taste.

Well, I'm off to do school-related activities. Finals are in two weeks, and I need to get my crap together.



Michelle said…
Wow - that's a story to remember - glad you're ok
Maria Zannini said…
You poor thing! And what a creep.

I'm glad you're okay.
Will Proffitt said…
Gang signs for the win! I'm gonna buy you a can of tear gas for graduation.
Awe I am so sorry. People can be creeps!
Diandra said…
So glad everything turned out well. You're a tough one. (^v^)

Oh, and don't forget to use the experience for writing.
Beth said…
o_0 oh man, scary!!! Get yourself some pepper spray girl!

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