English 100, Section 10
February 24, 2009
We all have experiences from which we learn. Some of them are more painful than others. The most significant of these for me was the time I caved to all peer pressure I had received and decide to get drunk.
My ordeal began one morning as I’m getting ready for high school. I was a freshman at Beaufort High. The year was about to come to an end. They have this day teenagers make up called “Senior Skip Day”. Even though I wasn’t a senior I had plenty of friends that were. This was a day towards the end of the school year, were the seniors skip school, get alcohol, and go to the beach for a good time. I hesitated at first. I had never skipped school nor had I ever drank alcohol. All my friends were going and trying to convince me everything was going to be fine. Little did I know my whole life was going to change on this day.
So we all met in the parking lot at school that fateful morning. I didn’t have a car of my own, but my best friend Paula did, so I rode with her. We all met at school and then headed out to the beach. Along the way there was a little old country store on St.Helena that all the teenagers knew about, because we could buy alcohol there and not get id. So on the way out to the beach we stopped in for our Mad Dog 20/20. Of all the drinks we could have brought we chose this poison. We didn’t know any better. All we cared about was getting drunk and fitting in. We finally made it to the beach. Everything started out fine until the Mad Dog kicked in. I started feeling very sick. I didn’t want
everyone to see me throwing up so I went to Paula’s car to lay down for awhile. All I wanted to do was get better so I could go home. I did not want to get caught. Being in that hot car made me sicker to a point of me passing out. So when my friends...