Personal Narrative: Deviance and Underage Drinking I think that I shall attempt to be original on this topic. Just joking. The worst act of deviance that I have taken part in to my recollection was underage drinking. Before I start talking about this particular act of deviance I would like to say that it was a blast and I would gladly do it again. Also I did know this act was one of deviance, I believe most people know what they are doing when they break the law and I particularly did about this act. My parents and I had talked about underage drinking on several occasions and how there would be plenty of time later in my life to party and get drunk. In the beginning I never drank or even really went to any "parties" until I was a …show more content…
I remember this night very vividly up to a certain point. So I will try to keep all the good detail in this paper. Ring, ring. I answer the phone at 5:30 p.m. thinking who could be calling me. I have no plans for tonight so this is weird. The person on the other end is a girl I know from class named Tiffany. She says that she is having a party at her place before the game and that everyone is going to Melanie's after the game to keep drinking. I wasn't going to go, but then Tiffany reminded me that Heather was going to be there and that she was horny and thought that I was hot. This convinced me to go out. I arrived at tiffany's around 6:30 p. m. and we started off with shots of Malibu, I know I was a wimp, and Rumple Minze. This was a very bad idea. We continued this up until the game started at 8. I would say that there were about ten to twelve of us at Tiffany's. Another guy, named Marc, and around ten girls. When we got to the game we were pretty drunk. We sat, we saw, we left when we were down by two touchdowns with around five minutes to go. With our pathetically potent offense this was not enough time for us to score more than fourteen points. We go to Melanie's and start drinking Miller Genuine Draft. How I ever did that I have no idea, I hate that beer. So around 9:00 to 9:30 everyone else starts to show up.
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