This guy and me were having a bit of an argument, nothing bad because we were kind of friends at the time, about one of my friends. He was telling me about how she’d offer… certain “goods” if he’d do work for her. I didn’t believe him for one moment, my friend was kind of freaky behind closed doors, and she did mention it from time to time but she wouldn’t do something like that. I was so blinded by the fact that she was my close friend that I really couldn’t see what was right in front of me, and the guy literally showed me a text that she sent him and then I saw a picture of my friend in her bra in the text message. I immediately looked away, feeling so bad and horrible, I couldn’t believe she would do that kind of stuff.
This just happened last winter. I was awakened by someone knocking on my front door at 4:30 in the morning. When someone knocks on your door at that time of the morning your first thought is that it’s an emergency, or something bad has happened. So I put on my robe and went to the door expecting the worst. When I opened the door I was met by a woman who was around 30 years old, she had on jean shorts, a long sleeve flannel shirt, and sandals, it was below 40 degrees outside and she was shivering. I had never seen this woman before, but that wasn’t unusual as it’s a big neighborhood.
The first thing she said was “do you have any cigarettes, and liquor, beer, or drugs that I can have” I wasn’t sure what was going on so I edged over to a shelf next to the door just out of her sight where I keep a gun and slipped it into the pocket of my robe. Then I stepped outside on the first step and looked around to see if she was alone, she was. There was no car around that didn’t belong to one of my neighbors so I relaxed a little. When I looked closer at her it was apparent that she was nervous, her hair was disheveled, her clothes were dirty, and she had a bruise on her cheek and her bottom lip was swollen. I thought about asking her to come into my house but thought better of it with my 15-year-old son still in bed asleep.
Again she asked me if I had some cigarettes, whiskey, and drugs that I would give her. The thing is, she wasn’t asking for any one of these things, she was asking for all of these things. I was confused by the strangeness of the situation. Then she said that she needed these things because her boyfriend couldn’t sleep and he sent her out to find him these things so he could sleep. I asked her where she lived and she was hesitant but finally told me that she lived almost a mile away ( in a run-down trailer park known for drugs and crime) and she had already gone to several other houses and tried to find what her boyfriend wanted.
Then I asked her if he was responsible for her cuts and bruises, again she was hesitant and put her head down and said yes, but it wasn’t his fault, that he couldn’t control himself when he didn’t have his drugs, smokes, and whiskey, and since he lost his job he couldn’t afford to buy them so he sent her out to get them for him. As I looked at her and talked to her it became apparent that she wasn’t 30 or anywhere close, she couldn’t have more than 18 to 20 years old. She then dropped a bombshell, she said that he told her to do whatever she had to do to get him his stuff and she said she would give me a blow job, or have sex, or anything I wanted to get him his stuff.
And not just asking him, but other dudes and sending them pictures of her “goods” in exchange for work or money or something. I felt even worse when he asked me if I wanted to see more pictures, I said NO and my other guy friend who was sitting next to me said ok, and they both sat there looking at these pictures, quietly rating them. This happened long ago, but I can still remember how bad I felt after me and that same guy friend told her about what we found out and she couldn’t have cared less that he was showing other people. I’m still confused as to why she wouldn’t care, it was her body other strangers were seeing.