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outrageous evening in high school

below is something i shared in an lj friends' journal:

it was most humiliating ... more towards the end of that outrageous evening of which i think of now.

it was in high school.

a group of us from school were spending two weeks down in The Dominican Republic doing the typical thang of learning their culture and improving our command of the Spanish language.

one night, a classmate and i hung out with two local men ... a year or two older than us ... 17, 18 years old.

we spent most of our time at a bar, where i proceeded to drink seven ... that's seven (7) ... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ... yes, seven rum and cokes, at a fairly good pace. they were so good, especially to a 16-year-old american girl. me.

of course, being the goody two-shoes classmate, i was stuck with the less attractive of the two guys.

not that that's what i was looking for. no car; no directions; foreign city; very naive.

we all know what non-american boys think of american girls:

we're fast and easy and loads of fun.

i was quite drunk and not entirely able to fight off forced advances ... though fear was still strong enough within to keep this guy from "taking me." he got really, intensely close. but he couldn't get what he was after. My body wouldn't allow it if you know what i mean.

(not until this very moment did it ever occur to me that this could have been considered attempted date rape. the humiliation and shame has been so strong, i only have blamed myself. and to think these two guys were rather tall, football-physique type men. like our own wee', i'm a petite one just under five two.)

on the more humourous side of this experience:

the next day, our school group spent the whole day walking in the hot sun touring quite a few historical sites. this was unusual, because most days we spent indoors seating in a classroom.

no, not this day.


i was so hung over, it was a "painful" day.

the cookies i lost praying to the porcelain goddess gave a smidge of relief. it was still a "painful" day filled with all this movement here and there, up and down, under the scorching sun.

the day ended at the botanical gardens, but i couldn't muster any enthusiasm or energy to enjoy this beautiful place.

it was so bad, i didn't care about anything.

though i was slightly concerned that my innocent reputation had been tarnished, especially if our teacher found out.

eh, some day i'll have to go back to that little country; not for the boys.


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Aug. 12th, 2005 01:22 pm (UTC)
Aiee! What a terrifying experience. I would call that date rape, certainly. I'm glad you were able to fend off the ruffians, though.
Aug. 13th, 2005 05:08 pm (UTC)
it was such a bizarre situation ... i was so drunk and seemed to have no other way home ... at least i wasn't thinking of how to leave ... didn't realize/think about "where" we were heading ... what events would transpire as the night continued.
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