It’s kind of embarrassing to talk about, but I was jumped yesterday afternoon. Before I left work I knew something terrible was waiting for me in the parking lot. Regardless, I ignored all the warnings and proceeded without practicing caution. I didn’t think it would be that bad. I have asked for some misfortune in my life, but this was completely unprovoked. As soon as I stepped out from the revolving doors I was ruthlessly attacked and there was nothing I could do about it.
There were three of them, but at first I only saw two. I barely saw them that is. The first one immediately tried to blind me. I attempted to protect myself, but it was too late. The advance on me was swift and deadly. I had no choice but to shut my eyelids in order to protect them. It was a natural reaction. As I did that, the second one took advantage of the situation and delivered a mighty blow. I staggered backwards and tried to regain my balance. This was not an easy feat as which each blow a fiery pain traveled through my body. Where was my adrenaline when I needed it I wondered. Instead I was fatigued and out of breath. Although I wasn’t being strangled I felt a choking sensation. My body was not willing to ward off my attackers. Finally I looked up and saw that there was no one to help me, no one to call. Suddenly I spotted my car and there was a feeling of hope. I knew I would be safe there and made a dash for it.
I ran and my attackers followed. They were close on my tail. It was important that I got into the car quickly. It was a matter of life and death. If I didn’t get away soon, I’d be left for dead, this much I knew. What I didn’t know was that the third one was waiting for me in my car. My sanctuary. As soon as I sat down I was assaulted. I received a sharp unbearable pain, so unbearable that even now I quiver in fear. The thought of it makes me afraid to leave the comfort of my room.
I lived to see another day fortunately. I am not certain, but I suspect I will have to my face my three attackers again. The first one was the sun, the second was the humidity, and the third was my black leather seats. Why is it so damn hot outside?
p.s. I swear last night my air conditioner said “Forget this, I quit son!” Then turned off by itself.