She looked back at the man as he reached over to take another sip of her drink. He had done this more than once during the evening. But he looked good, maybe he was a nice guy?
The music vibrated in her chest and the bright lights made her dizzy. She just thought she was paranoid. She still wanted her friends to arrive as soon as they could. And as soon as she turned to look at the door, he did something.
Lily Powles worked her first night shift at Gulliver̵
Only twenty minutes and her first shift would be over and her friends should be arriving. Then the celebration could begin.
Lily knew working late shifts wouldn’t be easy, but she really needed money. After looking for a job far and wide and doing countless interviews, she was finally offered a job at an insurance company as a sales representative.
Her new job would start on Monday and she felt like nothing could ruin her weekend. But then a shiver ran down her spine when he entered the club.
The well-groomed man had lurked on his back for a while and now decided to go straight to the bar. He grinned broadly as he approached Lily without breaking eye contact.
When he came to her, he asked for rum and cola. This wasn’t unusual, but he surprised Lily when he skipped any kind of chat and asked for her phone number. Lily didn’t know what to say.
Lily felt that nothing could ruin her happiness right now, so she politely declined the advances the man was making. It wasn’t the first time a man walked up to her in a nightclub. And there was one rule she lived by: no romance in the workplace. The night club forbids it anyway.
However, the man kept coming back. He asked her over the shoulders of the customers who were ordering their drinks “what was wrong with him”. The way he kept staring at her made her skin creep.
Hold on to it
He finished the rum and cola but refused to leave the bar. He still stayed at it, trying to get Lily’s attention while she worked. Whenever she looked at the bar, he sat there with his big grin. “When do you end your shift?” he blurted out.
Since this was her last shift, she excitedly told him that in a few minutes she would be definitely done with this place. His eyes flashed back and she immediately regretted telling him something.
His last chance
He understood that this was his last chance. He slipped right next to her as she walked from the bar and insisted that he only buy her one to celebrate that she had left the club. “Please, just one …” he begged with his smile.
She knew that she would never have to go to the club again and that would therefore never see him again. What would a drink do? She had ignored him all night, it couldn’t do any harm if she had a drink. She would regret this decision soon after.
The man wanted to know which drink she wanted. She just said “surprise me”, she hoped her friends would have arrived when he came back with the drink. After asking them where they were, they replied with a text that said “late”.
The man came back with their drinks in a flash. His grin felt even bigger, as if he was swallowing it with his huge mouth. She should have been more careful what he was doing.
She grabbed her drink
He accidentally grabbed her drink. Lily didn’t mind as she thought it was a mistake. But then he did it twice more, now something was going on. She was nervous.
He must be doing it on purpose, why should he buy her a drink just to have it to himself? She hadn’t touched her drink when she delivered a message to her friends, but now there was no answer. Lily knew that if something went wrong, she had no backup.
Just when she thought she was really alone, she looked at the door and was so grateful to see her friends arrive. She got up quickly and waved so they could find her in the crowd.
But when she sat down again, the man had touched her drink. That was too suspicious even for him. What was his plan?
Lily now had the perfect excuse to move away from the uncomfortable situation. As all of her friends swarmed around her, exchanging hugs and congratulating her on her new job, the man stayed awkwardly at the bar and couldn’t get her attention again. She saw him fall off into the bathroom.
Now was her chance. If her gut feelings were right, the man wanted to chase her all night.
In one swift movement, without even her friends noticing, Lily exchanged drinks with the man before moving to a larger table in the back of the club.
She kept an eye on the man as he returned to the bar. He seemed upset that Lily and her friends had just got up and left, but was clearly too nervous to approach her again with all the girls around her. She really thought she saw the last of him.
Whenever she got up to dance, she felt his eyes on her and let her skin crawl. But Lily was determined not to let the situation bother her and ruin her last night at the club and kept dancing.
She avoided his gaze as best she could and he was soon lost behind the crowd on the dance floor. But she wouldn’t be able to avoid him forever.
As she looked back at the bar in the corner, she suddenly realized that she could no longer see the man. Finally she could relax! Lily and her friends danced and partied until the wee hours of the morning.
It had been an unforgettable night! The girls stumbled with bleary eyes from the dark club into the steel sunrise of the city. But when Lily saw who was on the street, the nervous feeling from earlier that evening came back.
The creepy man from the bar was there, passed out in a puddle. Lily just stared at him, very aware that she could have had serious problems now if she hadn’t had the instinct to act quickly.
It was obvious that she had been the man’s target for the night, and she was determined never to let him do this to anyone again.
Startled, Lily immediately posted on Twitter about her experience. “The same boy robbed my drink and put something in my glass twice last night when he bought one back for me,” she wrote.
“I swapped our glasses when he went to the bathroom and later saw him lying flat in a wet puddle.” She added, “Thanks for taking one for the team, whoever you are – you rather than me, hun.” It wasn’t long before their post exploded.
In a matter of hours, Lily Powles’ story had garnered over 11,000 retweets, 175,000 likes, and hundreds of replies.
Most of the people who saw Lily’s tweet were appalled that a man had tried to tip her drink and expressed shock and outrage. But surprisingly, there were also many naysayers who commented on this.
One Twitter user wrote: “Nice story. It didn’t happen, ”while others accused Lily of passing on false information about their ordeal to attract attention. However, those comments were quickly refuted by Lily’s hoard of female supporters.
“So many men here who don’t believe this because they are lucky enough not to live this as a reality on a regular basis,” one commented angrily. Many shared similar stories.
“Something similar happened to me,” wrote another woman. “A guy” accidentally “knocked my wine over a few years ago and offered to buy another one.
“I accepted when I thought he was being polite, but then something felt wrong so I left it. In the next bar, I saw him standing in the corner and staring at me. “
The lesson that Lily’s story brings to light is that it is always important to be careful, especially in bars, parties and nightclubs. Unfortunately, some people don’t always have good intentions.
Don’t become a victim, always watch your drinks! But “spiking” doesn’t just happen to women, as another user pointed out: “For all men who said” never happened “, my MALE partner has had his drink at a nightclub before.”