11/21/2011

Pile Driver

Story Sent in by Mae-Lynn:

Patrick and I had spoken online for a couple of weeks before he asked me out to dinner. He was from a couple of towns away from me, and he offered to pick me up at my house. I wasn't entirely comfortable with giving away where I lived so soon, so I asked him if he'd pick me up from a square in the center of town. He did, and off we went towards an agreed-upon restaurant, not too far off.

In the car, we caught up over a few minutes and he mentioned that he was in the midst of some sort of argument with his father about a loan. He seemed to want to talk about it, so I asked him for more details.

He was silent in response to my query. A deserted construction site was coming up on the right, complete with a big pile of dirt, taller than I was.

He shouted, "Nobody's going to get past me!" and drove us right into the dirt pile. It was low speed, but it was still a shock. The dirt stopped us short; his car was angled a little less than halfway up the pile.

My heart pounded in my chest. I couldn't even say anything that I wanted to. He looked out his windshield for a few moments, then turned to me. "Oops," he said, "You okay?"

"Why… why did you do that?" I managed to stammer out.

He didn't answer, but he threw the car into reverse, kicked up a huge cloud of dirt, and backed us into the street, almost right into a tractor-trailer.

It honked and slammed on its brakes. Patrick said, "Whoops!" and drove us onto the shoulder again, just in time.

I leaped out of the car, ran back towards home, and never looked back. I took several side streets and even hid behind a couple of houses, just in case he tried to follow me.

He never called or wrote me after that incident. He must have realized that nearly killing someone isn't a great way to impress them.

7 comments:

  1. But completely kill someone, and you'll never see a person more impressed.

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  2. Kidnap someone off a merchant vessel and force them to work in your navy... THAT will impress them.

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  3. Stupid is as stupid does... so OP you didn't think it was smart for him to pick you up at your house but you thought it was okay for him to pick you up in the middle of town? Explain that logic please

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  4. If we're going by the majority, and I can only assume the subjects of this site are the majority - then nearly killing someone is sort of the norm.

    @BostonGirl - I realize that logic made popular by Forrest Gump is the end all be all, but I just don't follow yours. What's wrong with being picked up in the middle of town, where there are lots of witnesses, in a public place, as opposed to her home?

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  5. ^^, ^ Yeah, then he only knows where the public square is, not where her house is. I assume it was more to do with the stalking possibilities than the kidnapping possibilities.

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  6. He thought your father put you up to pressing him for information.

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  7. Hey Noma & Agnes - Well the way I looked at it was she was still getting into a stranger's car and he could have then taken her anywhere he wants and the Forrest Gump line was more for the guy being a dumbass then her. Also I had just watched the movie couldn't resist LOL. Does that make more sense why I thought she still made a bad choice in having him pick her up?

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