The idea was to go to get a PS2 DVD for my kid. But I came out of the shop disillusioned and shaken. I had never seen a person high on pills or whatever drugs.
This girl, about 20 yrs old is probably the shop assistant. I was there with my son who was choosing some new titles. She walked in and started talking very loudly. In between, she was making these horrible noises like a turkey choking. Sort of a bad hiccup but sounds like 100 persons hiccuping at the same time.
Her limbs were jerking. She is a pretty girl. Her head was shaking and she swings between crying, sobbing, laughing and talking. I got very uncomfortable listening to the weird hick-hicking sounds and though I tried not to stare, I couldn’t help it.
The male shop assistant was also very uncomfortable and nervous and kept saying ‘sorry ha, sorry ha’ to me. I know they aren’t related because we usually frequented the shop.
I was hurrying my 8 yrs old who was oblivious to the girl’s action because he can’t make up his mind between iRobots (?) and Batman. In my haste to get out of the shop, I took out the money for both and told the guy to pack them up.
We left the shop. My 8 yrs old did not know anything. I am thankful that my 13 yrs old (who is very observant) who was with us earlier decided to dash over to McD for a sundae. It is certainly not a sight I want my young children to see. Not at their age. They will be traumatised.
The girl looks so tormented in her condition. I do not know what drives her to take whatever she took. I hope she has good reasons to do so. Which of course, there is none.
I may never find an answer why others do things like these. I am still very much affected by the scene. I had seen very ill people in hospitals but the condition of the girl is so much more heart-breaking. And it is a choice she made and not something beyond her control.