I was once robbed for $17.50.
I went to an all night Chinese restaurant with one of my friends because I just had to have some fried rice. You know how you get those cravings and you know it's ridiculous to go out and get the thing that you want,but you do it anyway? Well, I just had to have this damn rice from this particular restaurant,so I dragged my friend with me because it was 2am,but I wanted it so bad.
This restaurant has a big door that leads to the kitchen and once the cashier took our order,she went into the kitchen to give it to the cook. These 2 guys came into the store and asked if me or my friend had change for 50 bucks,which of course,we didn't. They looked around and saw noone in the store,then told us to empty our pockets while one pulled out a small handgun. They said,give us what you do have in your pockets and I had only brought a 20 dollar bill with me and my friend had no money. The stupid rice I wanted was only $2.50,so I gave the guy what I had in my pocket.$17.50.
I can't describe the feeling of someone holding a gun near your head. I kept thinking about people who had been robbed and killed because they didn't have enough money to give the crooks. I thought for sure we were goners. They took the money and then ran out the door. As soon as they left,the cashier came out and asked us if we wanted anything else. My friend told her he wanted to call the cops,but I just wanted to get out of there and go home,so that's what we did. I figured,what could the cops do about it anyway,and it was only 17 bucks. If I had been thinking clearly, I certainly would have called the cops because of course this is something these thugs probably do all the time. I think it took me a few months before I was able to go out at night and feel comfortable.
And that rice I wanted so badly? I never wanted it (or anything else)from that place again.