Did you ever put yourself in a scary position?
The news about the latest murder of a young woman in Utah has me thinking about this. No one seems to know why she had the Lyft driver drop her off at the park, where someone, the killer (?) picked her up. All I can think is "what was she thinking?!" There is a local case, of Savannah Spurlock, missing since the winter. She left a bar with 3 men, possible strangers. No one has seen her since. I know when you're young you can make big, stupid mistakes. I did when I was about 16. Working at a small town casino restaurant, used to get off at 1:00 or 2:00 am on Friday and Saturday nights. Sometimes I had my mom's car, sometimes my dad would pick me up, sometimes he would go drinking and forget to pick me up. Sometimes I took a cab. I had walked home a few times too. Home was clear across town. One night my dad was supposed to pick me up and didn't show up. After waiting for I don't know how long, decided to walk. As I was leaving, a regular customer, who was dating my older friend who worked there, offered me a ride home. I really didn't like this guy but thought he was harmless. Then I got in his car and I realized he could take off with me and I started thinking if he starts going the wrong way, I'll jump out of the car. I felt really stupid almost immediately. Nothing happened, but it could have. My dad even chastised me for it, he did come eventually but I had already left and someone there had told him I left with that man.
Have you ever put yourself in possible danger when you were young? I can't remember ever doing anything that stupid since. I did work with a guy who later killed a young girl and dumped her body in the desert. That guy gave me the creeps from the minute I met him. He even held out his hand to shake mine and I couldn't shake his hand. I'm never usually that rude but I couldn't do it.