"Vrooooooooooooooooom! Vrooooooom!", the roaring engine noise made by a 700 horsepower American's Muscle waking me up from the fatal hit by the muscular man that drove me fainted a moment ago. OKAY, I know I know, my current situation is far more complicated then you think, and I'm here blaming why I'm always the one that out of luck and get into mess like this......
"Hey, Stanley! Go help me bank in this money" said by my old man while handling me a stack of cash like $1000 or something. "Okay dad" I replied but with a bit annoyed. For your info, the bank is actually a few block away, so I was not given any transport to go there. I simply walked there. The blazing hot sun here shone the road and heat it up to almost 40 Degree Celsius. My footsteps get faster, eager to get to the bank. After a 3 minutes walk, I reached the bank, once I open up the door, freezing cool air blowing toward me. A relief for me while I am in the position of Jack in the film Titanic, nope, I'm king of air-conditioning......Muahahahaha.
"Dong Dong Dong Dong...3715, please proceed to counter number 2, thank you." the familiar voice of a woman through out all the bank in this country awaken me from my Titanic's Fantasy. Wild dream ended, I proceed to the machine that I can get a number. "Beep!",I was like what the ....? As the paper I'm holding show a number 3766. Again, what the ....? Is like I need to wait for 50 peoples to get to my turn. The only thing comfort me there I still got air-conditioning. But after a few minutes, boredom took over, I started with playing smartphone, and soon my phone's battery dies! Boredom all over again, this time I found something fun, I was doing head-counting, there were almost 70 peoples in the bank include bank's employee and security guard. Wow, big man big gun, the security guard was holding a Winchester Model 1200 Shotgun. Hmmmm classic choice, not bad for his taste. After that, I started guess the peoples in the bank for the purpose they come for the bank.
Hmmmmm, the lady sitting there must be here to make a withdrawal for her stupid husband that only drunk for all the time. From her face I can tell that my speculation was right. Then I changed my subject to another guy. He looks pales, there only got two reason, either he was sick or something and need a lot of money for cure, or else he will be making a withdrawal for his daughter that had been kidnap or something. For that moment I felt like I'm like Dr. Cal Lightman in the TV series "Lie to Me". So I proceed my incredible journey to the next guess. A well-dressed man sitting behind me, hmmmm, a man that was handsome like Tom Cruise and he was holding a briefcase and the briefcase must be full of cash, I simply done an estimation that the briefcase contained $20,000 or more, and the man would either be white collar or entrepreneur. But it was kinda sad because the other man sitting in front of me was gigantic and wore a big coat. Underneath those coat must be hidden some handguns, because of his wounded face with a face scar made him look spooky. If my wild guess was right, then the well-dressed man will definitely got rob by him the first.
"Arghhhhh!" A scream from the entrance of the bank, the security guard was down to the ground, lying on pool of blood oozing out of his own body. Everyone in the bank got stun and don't know what to react to this situation. One of the masked men stood out and pull up the shotgun pointing to us and yelled out "If you guys will just follow my instruction, nobody will get hurt again, if you don't, you will definitely ended up like the security guard, did I make myself clear?". We just nodded silently. I can make a speculation of that the one that stood out must be their leader. Upon my speculation, I overheard the well-dressed man talking to his friend " Hey, what should we do?" and his friend just simply reply him " just go with it ! maybe we could negotiate with them". After the conversation ended, they pull out bunch of semi-auto machine guns from the briefcase and pointed to those masked men and said with a British accent "Hey mate, I was here first". Of course the masked man was shock. Not the masked men only, all of us was shock. Never guess that I would end up in a double robbery. Both of the crew became intense, pointing guns toward each others. The well-dressed man spoke again "Hey mate, instead of wasting time here, waiting for the police to come and arrest our ass off, can we make a deal? Are you planing for a hit and run? You knew you can't get away, there will be roadblock within minutes. How about I offer you a lift? With my helicopter? In return, I take 70% of whatever in the vault and all the money at the counter. And you'll get 30% of whatever in the vault and all the civilian's money. Deal?". He pull out his hand and show his sincerity with the offer. I guessed the masked men really planned for a hit and run, so they got no choice but to accept the offer.
So, within seconds they turned form enemies to allies. The well-dressed man ordered his man to use sledge hammer to break the wall the ATM machine. I wonder why they were doing that.And then the masked man leader and the well-dressed man took their man into the vault. At the exact moment, the masked man that collect money from civilian reached in front of me. He told me to hand out the money. My hand was trembling while reaching for the money in my left pocket. A thought came into my mind "How about i just give him half of my money then I won't be blame for losing all the money. Therefore, I reached to my left pocket and took only $500 for the masked man. Due to my weird action, he started to become suspicious with me and forcing himself to reach for my left pocket. He found out about the hidden money and gave me a heavy slap and I went fainted there.
"Vrooooooooom! Vroooooooom!" the 700 horsepower beast woke me up. I opened my eyes slowly, I can still felt the heat of the heavy slap on my left cheek. Everything was so vague but the noise by the beast kept on going. Upon the arrival of the cops, the beast dragged out the ATM machine chaining on it from the bank and hit the street. I noticed it was a distraction to buy them some time, so I yelled to the cops so they could noticed us. The masked man was piss off and walked toward me and pointed the gun on my forehead and said "Bxtch! Shut the fxxk up!". He gonna pull the trigger, I'm a dead man, a dead man. At that moment, the man with big coat came out and brought the masked man to ground grab the handgun and fired at the ceiling to alert the cops.
The act works! Some of the policemen turn back around and took down all the robber. I was transfer to a ambulance. Sitting there, a policeman came for my testimony and he told me that the man that save my life was a formal military. He was wounded in the face while he was still in Iraq. Tears rolled out from my eyes. I was wrong ! I'm sorry! even though I didn't say it out loud but I felt sorry for what I done just now. But I truly mistaken the good for the bad and bad for the good just based on their appearance.
After a traumatic and dramatic day, I learn a lesson that I will never forget for the rest of my life. Never ever judge a book by its cover!