Thursday, May 31, 2007

An Invisible Helping Hand Reaches Out...

During my first year at Gallaudet, I was living in a dorm with a roommate. I had a class in half-hour. At this point, my roommate was still asleep. I was only wearing my knee-length "t-shirt" nightie when I grabbed my small basket to go to the bathroom which was at the end of the hallway.

As I was opening the door to go out, I noticed a tall big black guy, whom I did not recognize, trying to "flick the lights" (akin to doorbell) next door. Feeling a bit uneasy and self-conscious with my wearing only a "t-shirt", I immediately stepped back inside but unfortunately he noticed me. I quickly closed the door and decided to grab my pajamas. Then upon returning to the door, I got a fright.

This black guy was suddenly standing at my door, ready to "flick" the lights.

He started talking. I realized apparently he was some hearing person who probably came in from outside. I, for a moment, assumed (or so I hoped) he might be looking for someone that he knew. I pointed to my ear and shook my head. He asked for paper and pen.

I closed the door, but left it a bit ajar though. I went to my desk which was at the far end of the room and fetched the paper and pen. When I turned around, I got another scare.

He was standing, right behind me. I couldn't believe he had the gall to come in my room! I was at a loss as I sensed something was amiss however tried to remain calm.

Grabbing the paper and pen from my hand, he quickly jotted down.

I quickly glanced at my roommate and to my dismay, she seemed fast asleep. The guy finished writing and waited for me to look at it. I picked it up and read it. My hands started shaking and panicking. I did not know what else to do as this guy was right beside me, towering over me, waiting.

I screamed, "NOOOO!!"

The note said, "I want to have sex with you."

The guy suddenly pushed me down to my bed.

At this moment, my roommate woke up and saw what was happening. She tried to grab the phone but he slammed it down.

We then both screamed as a last resort, hoping to scare him somewhat.

Maybe this guy was an idiot, as upon hearing our screams, he immediately fled. If he had "common sense" that most of the residents had already gone to classes and even some who were still around in the dorms, those could not possibly hear us, he might have ......

Later, I asked my roommate what made her get up just in time. Was it vibration, some sounds perhaps, or...? She said she had no idea. She had just simply opened her eyes at the right moment.

A divine intervention, maybe?