Chiefs of Santaluces: Demetrius Gomez

Alicia Newby, Staff Writer

“I’m sleeping on a blow up mattress at my friend’s house, and my friends meet up to prank me. The prank was the get me in the center of a lake. They gather up around the blow up mattress, and then they slide it out the back door while I’m silently asleep. Then, they push me gently and slowly away from the edge the lake. After that, they threw things in the water so the water can splash on me so I can wake up. I woke up and panicked almost falling off the blow up mattress as I see them laughing at me. Then I proceed to use my hand to try and paddle back to the shore. As I paddled, the blow up mattress started to deflate. I started to paddle faster and got soaked because the mattress started to sink. There were a ton of fish swimming on me and on the mattress. My hand was also getting caught in the seaweed. The mattress finally sunk down to the bottom and I was just swimming by myself in the water. By the time I reached the edge of the lake my feet were covered in seaweed and I was in my pajamas. My friends took pictures of me and posted it on social media. The lesson I learned was to never sleep while your friends are awake.”