Young Trouble

Oct 25, 2019

I wasn’t in trouble myself but, I was put in trouble by other people and I was thinking about it the other day. It was Halloween and we used to go through the neighborhood, you know trick or treat. And I lived in Hoytsville, which is a part of Fort Lee, next to Englewood Cliffs going off Jersey. And they had started building up the houses and stuff and I was curious to see how the quote “richer” people lived and they quote “new houses” and I decided to venture within my own town but a few blocks away to where the quote “rich people” live. And they were like, what do you call them, bullies. So I had collected a whole bunch of wonderful candy from my neighbors and my people. And a group of them got together, and they said they were going to steal my candy. I can remember, you know you just, you know, sometimes you just get a fear thing that happens and you don’t kind of like, forget it. And they said we’re going to come after you and beat you up and we’re going to take you up your candy. And they didn’t really mean that but they were kind of like running after me. And I never ran so fast. And I thought, the next time I run because someone gonna take candy from me. It’s like “Here, take it.” You know, is there anything else I can give you on the way, but please don ‘t rob me, please don’t threaten me, please don’t make me afraid. Please don’t make me afraid. I have like a thing about that. So ever since then, particularly with Halloween now, I go out of my way to be kind to people. I always say treats only, no tricks! And it just was a…. It’s just one of those things that you remember, how you can be having such a nice time doing it and then somebody can just put a damper and just make you afraid for whatever reason. Anything it’s just not nice.

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