I just went for a quick walk outside. It is such a nice day out. Sunny and a bit breezy. Warm, but not too warm. It kind of makes me sad to be inside working. The strangest thing happened while I was out there too. A skinny kid (maybe 14) on a skateboard with too much gel in his hair was like, “Excuse me sir, do you have a cigarette I could have?” I was like, “Duh. No, I don’t smoke.” Him: “Okay, thanks.” then skateboarded away. In retrospect I should have lectured him on any number of things:
- Why aren’t you in school?
- Don’t you know smoking will kill you later and cause you to go broke now?
- Do you have any idea what kind of nasty chemicals are in that hair gel that you have slathered all over your head?
But I didn’t. It’s probably for the best. It wouldn’t have made a difference anyway.
I’m old. I almost just told off a punk kid just for being a punk kid.