drunken idiot or brave fool
by, 06-15-2010 at 11:07 AM (1252 Views)
ok so i frequantly have pointless arguments with ariell and one of the things that comes up more often then not(obviously) is drunken misadventures. now is it just me? or does being in a dark place while slightly illebriated not play tricks on your mind? the neighbours dog barking in your mind becomes the hound of the baskervilles, the tree branch tapping your window becomes some clawed beast trying to get in..... the big girl with the unibrow becomes a supermodel....
well in my case it was something different.
while at a friends house in london everybody had all taken over the bedroom and crashed out while i wandered around the living room in the dark still drinking. we had previously been told a story about somebody breakin into one of the houses on the same street and 3 people were shot dead and im pretty sure we had just watched dead set(big brother with zombies)
anyway, eventually i decide its time to retire but as soon as i step towards the doorway i see it...... a shadow at the bottom of the steps, just stood there in the dark. at the top of the steps was the bedroom where my friends were asleep and the story about the people that had been shot down the street rushed to my mind. so i did what my 1st instinct demanded. i threw myself down the steps at the would be attacker. a moment of bravery in my opinion.... but no, as i leapt into the darkness my head collided with something solid and my head snapped back. what began as an aggressive attack became a confused stagger to regain my balance and as i fell down the second flight of steps one of the guys sleeping in the bedroom came out and turned on the lights. the mystery of the intruder hidden in the dark was revealed.
the shadow i saw in the dark was my own jacket hangin from a hook on the wall and what my head rebounded off was the wall.
this is a scenario of which i do recieve constant ridicule for being a drunken idiot. but personally i feel that in my mind at the time i felt there was a very real danger and responded bravely.... which in turn carries a level of stupidity if it really was an intruder with a gun.
but seriously, should the fact that i was drunk and it was just a hanging jacket really take away from the fact that i was willing to put my own life at risk for others? should i really be branded a drunken idiot?
does it not help my case that ive been beaten up by a gang of swans while drunk too?