What was your, “I’m in danger” moment?

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Mudassir Ali 3 months 1 Answer 65 views 0

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  1. Unfortunately last night… I’m a lawyer and my boss sent me to an island here in Greece that I’ve never been before, to help out at a new case. My colleagues asked me if I wanted to go out with them in the afternoon to eat something and I said “ yes why not? I’m going to stay only for a week and I want to see everything!”

    Five minutes after being at the car with them I deeply regretted it. My colleague was driving so fast that although I was wearing my belt, it couldn’t keep me still and I got nauseous. All five of them were smoking in the car and I’m a non smoker, so I started coughing and on top of that, due to the heatwave it had 104 degrees Fahrenheit and in the car the air condition wasn’t working.

    However when we finally reached a tavern 2 hours away from the hotel I’m currently staying, my mood got better and I started having a good time. Four hours later, after having heard a lot of bad songs and eaten overcooked food, it was 1 o’clock in the morning and I asked them when we’re going to get back, because we had a two hour-drive. They all laughed loudly and told me that it was too early and they had only drunk two bottles of ouzo. My advices to my colleague, that was driving, not to drink more was discarded as well.

    I started searching for other options and asked the owner of the tavern if he can call a taxi for me to take me back to my hotel but nobody answered his calls. He told me that all the locals sleep early and that even the small family hotel that was near us, closes early. He then asked me what had happened to me and if I was there alone. I told him about my colleagues and I saw the judgemental look on his face. He told me that I should never get out with people I don’t know and that I was old enough not to make nonsense like that. By that time my “friends” were drinking beers, dancing and singing loudly.

    I was alone, at a place I didn’t know, isolated without even a taxi or a hotel available with some drunk people and a colleague that was a bad driver even when he was sober. I could hardly keep my tears and tried to breathe through my panic attack.

    Finally at three o’clock in the night, the tavern was closing and my friends decided that it was time for us to get back. I got in the car, because I really didn’t have another option and I closed my eyes, put my headphones on and started hearing soft music. My gut was telling me that there was no way for me to reach my hotel safely.

    Five minutes later, we had an accident… We hit another car so hard that the airbags opened… The front part of the car got in entirely like it was made of paper. Luckily, no one of us got hurt except from some bruises and scratches…

    I’m definitely lucky to be alive and of course NEVER EVER intend to go out again with people I don’t know, even if we work together.

    This was taken from last night

    Update: I cannot believe that I crossed 500 upvotes!!! Thank you so much!!! Thank you for your full of support comments and the comfort you provided me with, when I admitted my mistake.

    Most of all I want to thank you, for making our world a better and brighter place with your love and empathy!!! Please keep on making it shine!!!

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