graphic by Robin Hoyt
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I was in Dubrovnik, Croatia, which is beautiful and relaxing. We found what we thought was a nice restaurant, and after a yummy dinner one night, we decided to go back the next day. We (meaning my female friend and I) arrived to find the place closed, but suddenly a man came running outside. He was the head chef, and he invited us in for drinks on the house. That seemed like a friendly gesture, so despite the fact that I don't really drink, we went in and had some wine. Only he just kept pouring it. And talking to us. Mostly talking down to us. We didn't know how to leave. He wrote on a piece of paper that we could have 10% off if we came back for dinner and he signed it.
Then when my friend went to the bathroom he reached up my skirt.
So, you know, if you ever happen to be in Croatia, WATCH OUT FOR THIS FUCKHEAD.
Isn't there anything I can do besides post this on the goddamn internet? Oh, no? Figures.
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