I remember my first day of the month. Not merely because it was my first romantic experience with who I considered during that clip “the male child of my dreams” . but besides because it was one of the most embarrasing experiences of my life. I was 17 old ages old back so. but I remember it like if it was yesterday. We took a long route trip from Carolina to the Old San Juan. Along the manner we were sharing experiences and amusing anecdotes. we were stating each other the sort of narratives you tell in senior high school. about buffooneries. instructors. uneven schoolmates and issues that merely a highschool pupil can understand.
We arrived to the eating house and everything in it looked fancy. The sights were all bright because of the light of the topographic point ; everything was sorrounded with colourful lamps with different forms. there were autographed images of what appeared to be assorted local famous persons who had visited the eating house. such as Jose Feliciano and Ednita Nazario. the tabular arraies were decorated with ruddy and xanthous roses. Dean Martin’s loveable music was comming out of the restaurant’s talkers and the odor of garlic sauteing in olive oil in the air gave me that esthesis that merely good Italian eating houses can give to a adult female with a great gustatory sensation like myself.
As we walked in the host courteously saluted us and asked my day of the month if he had a reserve. to which he replied “yes” . after look intoing my date’s name and last name in a midst. old. black binder with Italy’s flag and the restaurant’s logo on its screen the host walked us to our tabular array. The service was great. I can state because merely a few proceedingss after taking our seats the server was with our bill of fares and offering us drinks. My day of the month comfortably asked for the vino of the house. because seemingly he already knew the topographic point and he was 18 old ages old. the legal imbibing age in Puerto Rico. when the server turned to me and I got nervous. because at that clip I ne’er had a drink of intoxicant in my life. non even a bead. so I pointed out the chocolate-brown looking drink of the lady in the following tabular array and mumbled “iced tea for me please…” .
I was nervous because I had this thought back so that intoxicant plays an of import function in a teenager’s societal live. When I was in senior high school. all my friends under 18 were imbibing in parties. concerts or other societal events. they even brought to school intoxicant hidden in gatorade bottles and such. and. as every individual who have experienced the senior high school play knows. all the “cool kids” were making it. I felt inmature because my day of the month was about to hold some sort of fancy vino while I asked for iced tea like some 5th grader miss.
I will non of all time bury the face he made when he heard me inquire for iced tea. he had this mixture of uncertainty and mock in his look. like glowering and smiling at the same time. “Come on…” he said sardonically while winking his oculus “… I won’t state your parents you had a glass of vino or two” . I stood strong to my rules by replying “no thank you. frost tea is fine” . I don’t know if I did it because I was being brave against the equal force per unit area or afraid that at some point of the dark person from the restaurant’s forces would near me inquiring for an ID.
The server came back to take our order with a tray on his custodies which contained a garlic staff of life basket. my date’s glass. a bottle of vino and a immense glass of what appeared to be my iced tea. I remember we asked that dark for a pizza with aubergines. green Piper nigrums. tomato pieces. onions and excess cheese with basil sauce on top. the pizza dough was dipped in olive oil and served in a hot pan. As we waited for the nutrient to get I took a sip from my drink. I noticed it tasted Wyrd. it was rancid. a small spot acrimonious and it was besides sparkling like sodium carbonate. it didn’t tasted like any iced tea I had before. but since we were in a fancy topographic point and I didn’t wanted to look unprocessed. I assumed that’s how elegant people drink their iced tea. I thought to myself that if I drank fast the gustatory sensation wouldn’t bother me. With the transition my imbibing velocity increased. a sip turned into a gulp. a gulp into a draft and a draft into three spectacless. Small did I know the contents of my drink.
As the spectacless were run outing one by one I started experiencing woozy. like if I merely came out from a long rollercoaster drive. My face felt warm. my respiration got colder. my lingua got tangled when I spoke. I found about impossible to command the volume of my voice. my palpebras were fighting to stay unfastened. and my weaponries and legs became droopy. Suddenly. I found myself in a good temper. express joying at each gag he told. even when they were non amusing. and besides I became really sincere. stating him about every truly deep and personal anecdotes and cofessing every individual ground why I found him attractive in every manner. I even told him. like I mentioned earlier. why he was the “boy of my dreams” . without cognizing it. I was rummy for the first clip in my life.
He was non a sap whatsoever. he knew I was rummy. but he couldn’t explain himself why. since the lone thing I had that dark were three immense spectacless of “iced tea” . he asked the server in an angry tone of voice how semen I was rummy with three glasse of iced tea. the server replied that was because there were five differet types of cordial in a Long Island Iced Tea. vodka. tequila. rum. gin and ternary sec. Apparently our server got confused. because when he took our order the drink I pointed out from the lady on the tabular array following to us was really a Long Island Iced Tea. Acerate leaf to state we left the eating house that momment with shame in our faces. to exceed it all off. on our manner to the auto we came across with my English school instructor. the 1 who talked like Edward James Olmos in that film where he was a math instructor. he recognized me and greeted me and I greeted him back. until this twenty-four hours I think because of the distance I was from him he didn’t noticed how intoxicated I was but. who knows.
I can non state that our day of the month was a entire waste of clip. Even tough I was rummy he behaved like a gentleman the whole clip. He ne’er took advantage of my province and I respect and admire that in a adult male. He carried me in his shoulders like a hurt soldier. he besides made several Michigans in different concern locations without kicking when I needed to travel to the bathroom. he held my hair for it to avoid acquiring soiled when I puked. he even didn’t got huffy because I did it in his new places. After sitting for a piece in the park. holding two H2O bottles and an energy drink I regained some soberness. he gave me some batch bubblegum for the sickness and drove me back place. I puked one time on the manner but he was nice plenty to draw over and open the door. I eventually arrived place around 2:00 AM. I puked one time more before traveling to bed and fall slumber. it is still a mistery for me how could I vomit so much in one dark.
I woke up the following twenty-four hours with the sound of my cellular telephone tintinnabulation. I was dizzy. had a concern and it felt like the phone was pealing inside my skull. I answered and I heard the sound of his voice inquiring me if I was all right and besides if I remembered something about the dark before. I answered him by apologising several times. depicting how I felt that forenoon and that I partly rememberd what happened during our day of the month. he explained to me about express joying that eldritch pehnomena I was sing was called a “hangover” . He called me once more when I to the full recovered. surprisingly plenty to inquire me out once more. I told him that I would travel out with him if we avoid traveling to the Old San Juan for a long piece. because after what happened in our first day of the month I could ne’er demo my face once more around that country.