My biology class
Biology was one of the few classes I actually liked to go to.
I always loved biology. And it didn't hurt that there was also a super-dreamy guy in that class named Teddy that I had a major crush on.
Anyway... Class would let out around 9:30pm and I would find myself walking to my beat up old bright green Ford Tempo way out in the back of an almost deserted parking lot.
Years of working late night shifts being a bartender or waitress taught me to always carry pepper spray on my key-chain.
You never knew what some stupid drunk would try to do when a cute waitress was alone late at night.
One night, I left Biology class as usual and started to make my way across the lonely dark parking lot.
I heard someone come around the side of the building.
My pace quickened...
So did the strangers footsteps.
My heart began to beat faster.
My car was the only car out in that part of the lot, and those footsteps were still following me.
I was almost in a dead run by the time I got to my car and pulled out my keys.
The stranger was getting closer and in a panic, I couldn't manage to get my car door unlocked!
I was starting to seriously freak out!
My life started to flash before my eyes...
I began to wonder if I had on clean underwear (thanks Grandma for that one!)
Darn! my sister was gonna go through all my stuff if I died!
My mom would find that old pack of cigarettes that I had hidden in my sock drawer!
Who would feed my fish?
Who would return my library books?
I wasn't ready to die!!
The footsteps were right on me now...
I did the only thing I knew to do.
I flipped the top up on my pepper spray,
Squeezed my eyes closed and Sprayed with all my might!
The next thing I heard was Super-Dreamy-Teddy howl in pain as he dropped to his knees.
"Cough" "gag" "sob"... "I was just gonna ask you out Dana! Your Crazy!!
I tried to help... he just told me to get the hell away from him.
I told him I was sorry...
"Yeah.. so am I... psycho!" he yelled as he ran away.
I never did get that date.