So I kicked some American ass last night. Here’s the thing. I’m staying in a dorm room at the hostel. I know that allowances have to be made for different personalities in that sort of situation and I’m fine with that. However, I have a very low tolerance for the “asshole” personality type. Josh moved in yesterday. He’s an American. And an asshole. Yup, we have them too, and I can spot them pretty quickly. I stayed clear for the most part, scuba diving for a good chunk of the day and taking photos the rest, but by 11PM, I was tuckered out and it was time to head back to the room. It was empty. Sweet! I tended to some Internet stuff, popped a Xanax to help sleep through the night, and drifted off around midnight, only to be woken up a couple of hours later by a key scraping against the lock for what seemed like a solid minute. So much for the Xanax. I was about to just get up and let them in, when they finally figured out the lock and in comes Josh with a couple of other guys from the dorm. This is followed by some general drunken fumbling around in the dark and loud whispering. Nothing out of the ordinary, but the next part gets my attention.
“Why don’t we just turn the lights on?”
“Because that guy is sleeping”
“Who gives a fuck? I want to do a line“.
Yeah, that would be Josh. I am now wide awake, wondering what will happened next. I didn’t have to wonder long, because Josh decided to have a seat. On my bed. With me in it. Big mistake. Without even pausing to think, I told him very loudly to “GET THE FUCK OFF MY BED“, punctuating the sentence with a good hard kick to his ass that quickly deposited him on the floor. There was immediate silence, followed by a hastily muttered apology and some lame rationalization by someone else that he was drunk. I didn’t really care about that. What I did care about was that I had my bed to myself again, the lights were left off, and there was no more talk of doing lines in my room. This morning, Josh quietly slunk out of the hostel. Hopefully with a size 12 foot-shaped bruise on his ass.