Friday, March 16, 2012
That Greaser Guy
Well, I'm gonna call the greaser guy at my school "Buddy", because that name to me just signifies a bully, a greaser, a bad ass, and later on a jail bird. Buddy was all of the above. Buddy came from a large family and the kids always ran around town unattended. I was severely frightened of his older brother, and whenever he drove by, my friend Andrea and I would run and hide. One time during elementary school, Buddy pulled a thread on my skirt at recess, and he kept pulling and pulling and pulling until my entire skirt unraveled. I was literally standing there on the blacktop in my yellow underwear. My teacher quickly wrapped her sweater around my waist and I had to wear that sweater until my Dad arrived with a new outfit for me.
Now this folks was in the early 70's before MANY laws were enforced like they are today. My Dad busted through the doors of that school, into my classroom, and hollered at the top of his lungs, "BUDDY I'm gonna kick your fucking ass"!!!!!!!! WHEW, I can remember that plain as day folks!!!!! But, Buddy didn't even flinch. He didn't even bat an eye. Guess he was used to authority figures comin' to kick his ass. Thank God, the poor teacher held my Dad back because he was goin' for that boy's throat. Those were the good ol' days my friends.
However, that little incident must have pissed Buddy off though, 'cause Buddy did the unspeakable!!!! In the fourth grade, I was standing by a pole, minding my own business, in my favorite striped purple Danskin matching top and skirt when Buddy approached me. He said in his post puberty low voice, "Hey Debbie, you know there ain't no Santa Claus right? It's just your stupid parents". I stood there and cried my eyes out!!!! I'm talkin' buckets of tears. I couldn't believe it!!!!! NO ONE believed in the magic of Christmas more than me!!!!! My hopes and dreams just went up in smoke. He fucking ruined me for life. And all of this coming from a greaser who probably never even got a lump of coal in his dirty old stocking.
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