So I started school last night. The thought of taking Chemistry was to daunting, and so the idea of taking a class somewhere other than C.O.D where I could get into the class I needed without Chem sounded good to me. So my co-worker, we'll just call her "A" suggested we take a class together at Mt San Jacinto College. "Its only an hour away and there is never a waiting list to get in to the classes there, we could even carpool" Sounded great to me. She even went so far as to register me and sign me up. So our first class started at 5:00pm. I figured we should leave at around 3:30 at the latest. You know, just in case there is traffic, we get lost, cant find parking etc. I gave her directions to my house and told her I would wait outside my house at 3:30. Well after 4:15 rolls around, I think to myself, I dont really know this girl, maybe she's really flaky and isnt going to show up. Still, I wait outside with my new back to school supplies, and Iced green tea. Then, at 4:35, a silver Ford with very dark tinted windows speeds up to my curb. The driver (her boyfriend I presume) is a big guy, with a shaved head, lots of tatoos, hispanic, blasting Warren G. Ummm, I notice "A" in the passenger seat. I get in, she tells me she has to drop him off in Palm Springs and then we will go, she says a few other things but I cant hear because the music is so loud and vibrating my whole body. I just smile. He gets on the freeway and floors it. Now I think to myself, this would really suck if we get pulled over. He looks like a gang member so if we do get pulled over, Im sure the car will be searched... We get to Desert Hospital where we drop him off (his mom is having surgery) I get in the front seat and "A" gets in the drivers seat. In her cute little high pitched voice she tells me, "my boyfriend didnt like the idea of 2 girls alone in the car so I have a 25 in the glove box" You have 25 what? You know a 25. A handgun, you know just in case. Now I thought I was badass for having the pepperspray Tom gave me... She shows me the gun, I look at the clock and its 4:55. She speeds to Mt San Jacinto College. We arrive at 5:30, go to class, leave class, go to Desert Hospital where her boyfriend is waiting with his family and as we pull up, he gets the gun out and shows it off to the family. Im looking around and thinking to myself, if we get pulled over, I dont know any of these people. On the drive home, he asked me to hold the gun. I dont want to but I do because he asked me to. I tell him its very cute. ( I didnt know what else to say) he tells me he is armed at all times and that he never "rolls without at least one automatic weapon" In an attempt to sound cool I say, yeah I know you always have to be prepared, you never know whats gonna go down. Hell yeah true dat, he says. He tells me of all the times he's been shot at, his Honda that has bullet holes all over the drivers side, all 24 funerals he attended before the age of 21, (I think he's only like 23 or 24) It was very interesting. And when we pull up to my house, he tells me that a lot of his G's break into houses in my neighborhood, but he will tell them to stay away from mine. I thank him, shake his hand and remind him to tell his G's that Im cool stay away from my crib. And off they went.