Casino gambling, midnight cartwheels at the beach, dinner at Friday’s 3 times a week, X-Box and pool tournaments, and 24 hour bowling. Those were just some of the adventures I had in 2003 with my friends and co-workers from Video to Go.
One of the most memorable nights however, came when what should have been a fun night out with the gang turned into a Lifetime movie starring Julia Roberts’ brother.
My boss Krysty was having issues with her ex boyfriend who was pissed she had started dating a guy named Kris (seriously) from work. Things got pretty bad one night after the ex slashed her tires, and damaged the hood of her Jeep. To make matters worse, this guy started following her and the new guy around town.
One night, Krysty asked me and another co-worker, Ali, if we wanted to go to Lincoln Park in Rhode Island. We used to go there a lot, not for the racing, but for the slot machines. Ali and I always enjoyed going with them, and we were night owls in our younger days, so we both said yes.
Little did we know this was one of the night Krysty’s ex decided to follow her. Her new boyfriend cam up with a plan: we would split up, and try to get the douche bag to follow us, and get him away from Krysty and Ali.
I rode with Kris in Krysty’s car, while the girls took a different car to an undisclosed location. I didn’t know where the heck we were going, but we drove all over Weymouth that night. Every time we thought we lost him, there he was again. I don’t know how he did it driving in a huge SUV.
Then, Kris turns to me and says “If we’re going down tonight, we’re going down fighting! Are you with me?” And I’m like, wait a minute, I barely know the guy chasing us, I’ve never even had a real date with Ali, and all I wanted to do tonight was go gambling.
We ended up at Kris’ house, and there I met his family. His mom was really nice to me and she even offered me dinner which I thought was odd considering someone was after us. I didn’t accept dinner, but she wouldn’t take no when it came to dessert and out came a brownie with vanilla ice cream.
There was a slim chance this would be my last meal, so damn right I accepted the brownie bowl.
After an hour or so, we headed back to meet up with the girls. By this time the ex was off our tails, maybe Krysty called the cops by then, I’m not sure. All I know is by then things had calmed down, and both Krysty and Ali were safe, and I never had to fight anyone.
But I think Krysty and Ali were mad we had brownies and they didn’t. Believe it or not, Krysty still wanted to go gambling after all that, so we did, and I lost 83 bucks. Oh well, at least I still got a brownie that night.