What have you seen whilst driving that has made you pull over to think about what you just saw?

Mudassir Ali
Jan 24, 2020 01:34 PM 0 Answers
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Mudassir Ali
- Jan 24, 2020 01:35 PM

I once was a delivery boy for my family’s mom and pop shop that they used to have while I was in high school.

One afternoon, a friend of mine from school came to the store to ask me if I could give him and his gf (also a friend of mine from school) a ride to Cincinnati (I lived just across the water in KY at the time). I was pretty busy at the time but told him that as soon as we slowed down, I’d do it for gas money.

I was under the assumption that he needed to pay money to someone he owed.

As we neared the end of his directions, I found myself parking on the side of the street, directly in the heart of “the projects”. Because I was poor myself, and a lot of my friends were too, I didn’t think too much of it, I was just aware of where I was at. My friend told me that him and his gf would be back, and walked across the street and disappeared between houses.

Several minutes later, they returned to me and my cousin (his parents owned and ran the store and was just hanging out with us for the ride) in my mom’s car. He asked me to wait a minute, and went to the back door where his gf sat behind passenger.

He proceeded to shoot her up with heroin after himself, while reassuring me it was ok and we’d be leaving right after. I was infuriated. I just drove them to score dope.

A couple minutes later, he gets back in front passenger and he told me it was cool to leave. I put the car in drive, pull into the road and away we went. About 20 seconds into driving, I see my friend turn around in his seat and start to scream his gf’s name and at me to stop, along with my cousin. Blood curdling screams. Screams I can still hear.

So I did, and we all got out to see what was up with his gf.

She was layed across the back seat, unresponsive with pale blueish/purpleish lips. Instead of calling 911, I decided to just rush to the hospital a couple miles away. I ran every red light and stop sign on the way there, cautiously. I weighed the options heavily but quickly. I was 18.

We got to the hospital and my friend ran inside to get help. He came back out with nurses with a stretcher and they took her inside.

A little while later, as I was waiting outside for info (I had to get back to the store for deliveries, and was mad at what I was roped into, but I wanted to make sure she was ok), a nurse walked out to my car and told me that she would make it and that if she would’ve arrived later than she did, she probably wouldn’t have made it.

I then drove back across the water to the store, leaving my cousin and my friend at the hospital.

That drive back was very emotional and I stopped to collect myself before going back to the store. It took a bit.

A couple months later I saw my friend and his gf walking by the store while I was working. They stopped and he walked up to me alone without her with tears and hugged and thanked me for what I did and apologized for the whole situation. Told me he owed me for life for saving his gf.

A couple months after that, I received word that she had od’d again for the last time. A couple years after that, he robbed me.

What I saw when I looked in the back seat and the screams I heard from him will stay with me forever.

(Side note – I found out a couple of years after this incident that while she was rushed into the hospital, my cousin stole her purse from the back seat, then walked to his dealer’s place to buy heroin with her money after I left them at the hospital)

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