Youth Gone Wild
The youth have gone wild. My neighbor was assaulted with candy! While walking into our building, we passed a group of teenagers loitering outside the building foyer. One kid as eating from a large bag of candy. As we passed, the kid chucked a piece of candy at the back of my neighbor.
I was stunned. It wasn't even good candy. The kid was eating old lady toffee that he must have stolen from his grandmother. My neighbor is a pretty big guy named Tony. The audacity of this kid to mess with Big Tony was sheer stupidity. Tony turned around and proceeded to stare him down with a most menacing look. Then we both walked into the foyer as the kids burst out into laughter. Oh well, so much for menacing stare downs.
Could my neighbor have responded in a more effective fashion? He could of resorted to violence and claimed self protection. He should of picked the candy off the ground, held it in his hand, stared at the kid, slowly unwrapped the candy, ate it, and said thanks. How do you respond to a bunch of high schoolers harassing you when you are in your thirties?
Not a half an hour later, I walked out the same door headed to my photography class. Across the street, two six year olds were picking up rocks and chucking them at oncoming traffic! I yelled, "Hey! What are you doing? Stop throwing rocks!" One of the kids dropped his rock and stuffed his hands in his pockets. The other kid, stared me down, picked up a rock, and chucked it into traffic. "Hey! Don't make me come over there!" My lame threat hung hollow and ignored. What could I really do?
This morning, I come into work learn a woman who worked at the hospital was murdered by her fifteen year old grandson because she wouldn't let him go out. He stabbed her. He stabbed his own grandmother. Who the hell stabs their grandmother? We should forget about the terrorists for the moment. Our own youth are rampaging in the streetsPosted by Monkeyspit at May 13, 2004 8:38 AM