I couldn't help myself. I was flipping through old posts... and I just had to share this one again.
Speech Tournament Hallway.
Boy no. 1: [says something commonplace that closes the discussion we were having about possible candidates for the finals debate round]
Gray: Cool stuff. [sees pocket knife clip in pocket] Hey, can I see your knife?
Boy no. 1: [looks surprised] Uh... sure, I guess.
Boy no. 2 [who has, it might be noted, looked extremely bored up to this moment]: Wow! You mean you actually want to see his knife? Isn't it cool? Huh? Huh? At home I have the coolest one ever and it's got assisted opening and everything. Isn't that cool? Huh? Huh?
[Gray turns pocket knife over in hands and flicks it open]
Gray: Nice. Gerber is a quality brand. I really love Kershaws, however.
Boy no. 1: [Leans forward, nodding]
Boy no. 2: You mean you've actually heard of individual brand names? Wow! Wanna here about my new Kershaw? Huh? Huh? Hey look, I have a different one on me right now. Wanna see it? Huh? Huh?
[Gray returns said Gerber to Boy no. 1 after mumbling that it was nice and picks up the new one -which is not assisted opening- proffered by Boy no. 2]
Gray: It's kinda sticky, isn't it? [Gray feels slightly embarrassed as she attempts to flick the pocket knife open but encounters difficulty doing so. She also realizes, however, that it could use a little oiling]
Boy no. 2: Oh, it's not sticky at all. I have no problems opening it, see? [Boy no. 2 takes pocket knife from Grays hand and demonstrates. He has problems opening it.]
Gray: Hey, can I see that again real quick?
Boy no. 2: Yeah, sure [hands knife to Gray]
Boy no. 3 walks up.
Boy no. 3: Whoa! Crazy scene here! First of all, what is that GURL doing with that pocket knife? Somebody take it away and give it to someone who knows how to use it!
[Gray looks offended and barely stifles an equally cruel comment --that is also devastatingly witty-- by suddenly remembering her recent Bible study and her vow to curb her wild tongue]
Boy no. 1: Careful there, dude. She's the one that's holding the open pocket knife. I'd watch it.
[Needless to say, Gray flashes Boy no. 1 a brilliant smile]
This post --a relation of a real life experiance of mine-- is an ode to Boy no. 1.