I intended to write a Drunken Recollection on another subject (you’ll just have to wait for that now), but someone my friends and I met tonight changed all that:
Tara – The Drunk Girl at the Bar.
My friend, Chris, hosts a live trivia show at a particular bar on Mondays, and I typically don’t attend. Nothing against him, but Mondays are one of my “laying low” days. On this particular Garfield’s favorite day of the week, I had planned on picking up some topsoil to do some yard work before winter hits, but I got stuck late at work. My other friend, Jeremy, had his class cancelled, and Chris’ wife Venessa was going to trivia, so I bit.
Upon arriving, the three of us sat at the end of the bar, and Chris was at the windows. He had to inform us that he had a fan – Tara. As she repeatedly told everyone, she was his “ass-sistant,” and she thanked everyone with a kindly “konnichiwa” as if it was a “domo arigato.”
She was there alone no domo arigato to her friends.
She alleged it was her birthday.
She was 100% superhero drunk.
She was having fun and being goofy.
She met Chris’ “wifey” and shared the tale of how she was engaged for four years until she broke it off
…in May or March… one of those M months. Maybe April…
because he wanted her to be a baby making machine.
She had school and worked nine-to-five and didn’t seem much older than 22.
What Tara made me question about life is this:
How responsible are we for other people?
She somehow became attached to our group (namely Chris), and I wondered who was looking out for her. Luckily, her parents came to pick her up, but it made me think about a creepy dude I had seen in Best Buy’s parking lot prior to heading to trivia. He stood at the edge of the lot, near his rusted minivan, with his hipster ensemble: too tight vintage clothes, an over-sized snapshot camera, and a creepy beard. He surveyed the adjacent Meijer’s parking lot. Something about it didn’t feel right… like I should intervene and do something…
Damn, this post isn’t funny at all. It’s only the second one I wrote while slightly intoxicated, and it will no doubt (*crosses finger*) be the last.
It probably all had to do with this video I saw about Baxter earlier today…