Thursday, March 26, 2009
Teenage Boys.....Not The Brightest of The Bunch
Well, Teenage Boys. You gotta love em. (don't you?). How young men survive long enough to populate the earth is beyond me. You know what? They're crazy! They're just plain CRAZY!!
Here's a story that JM told me about what happened a while ago in the parking lot after school.....(ok, I'm grateful that for once he was a spectator and not a participant!)
(Sidenote: I Googled Teenage Boys just to find a picture to add to the post and found this book. It looked interesting so I checked it out. It is a realistic biography about a young man in college that strays from his faith but eventually finds his way back. Looks interesting for JM. I may order it.)
ANYWAY, Back to the story.
After school the kids were hanging out in the parking lot. A guy that is a football player was getting ready to drive away. As he starts driving, his friend jumps in front of his car. I think JM told me the guy yelled something like "Hit Me!". Well, the guy mashes on the gas pedal and slams into his friend! (not his friends car...but the actual kid!). When the car hit the kid, he literally was knocked up, his body did a complete flip and he landed on the ground behind the car.
There were gasps from other kids, the driver stopped and ran to check on his friend, the friend stood up and laughed and then everyone laughed and cheered.
I tried to get more info about this from JM but he is in training to be a man, so he never gets all the details.
I did find out the next day that the kid that was hit, went home and told his mom about it. ("Hey mom, a funny thing happened today...."). He was only telling her because he thought it was funny. From what I hear, she wasn't laughing and made him go with her to the ER.
SO, the football team is going to be short one player for now. it is hard to play with a broken rib.
Perhaps he should switch to electric football. My brother used to have that game many years aog. If I remember correctly, you set your men up, turned it on, and then the game shook and vibrated until either everyone fell over OR one man happened go wobble across and make a touch down.
That boy is lucky to be alive. So I say again, "How young men survive long enough to populate the earth is beyond me!"