California Dreamin’ – 1982 to 1984 – I Can Deal With This

I was in a bar down in Venice Beach, having a beer and this girl starts talking to me. She seems OK, but the bar is dark. Band on stage is loud. Hard to tell.

She asks me if I want to go out to her truck and smoke a joint.

“Yes, please.”

When we wander out of the bar, the bright lights outside illuminate her face in a disturbing way. I ignore what I am seeing. Not that hot.

“So where is your car?”

“I thought we were going to your truck.”

“No, we are going to your car.”

OK. I can deal with this.

We get to my VW minibus, and she says “Where is the joint?”

“I thought you had a joint.”

“No. Take me home.”

OK. I can deal with this.

So, I start driving her home. As I am driving, she starts rambling.

“You can fuck me. You can screw me. You can do anything you want to me.”

OK. Maybe I can deal with this.

As we approach her apartment she says: “I sure hope my boyfriend isn’t home.”

Oh, fuck. Can I deal with this?

She points to a convenience store and says “Pull in there, and go buy me a 12 pack of beer.”

“I’m not buying you a 12 pack.”

So she gets out of the car to buy beer. I definitely cannot deal with this.  I shift my van  into reverse, and race off into the night.

I didn’t go back to that bar for a year.

 

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