I got this idea from reading a Drew Magary article on the subject and I thought SRK might have a few gems.
I’ll get the ball rolling:
Back in grammar school, around 4th grade, I had a best friend named Peter. We used to do everything together. I got a lot of shit for it, too, mostly because he’s white. So how did I try and prove my hood cred? I joined in on the teasing.
My friend was taller but by no means bigger. Still, it wasn’t like I was Little Tyson. I was a chubby as fuck kid whose fighting came from fucking Power Rangers. One day he had had it with my shit and so we get into this fight. I use the term “fight” very loosely.
We were in the hallway of my school’s auditorium when he shoved me from behind. The kids, naturally, start oooohing and oh snapping to this affront to childhood decency. The teacher was nowhere in sight so I knew this was going to go down no matter what. Fine. As we square off, my stupid ass tries to parkour off the wall like I’ve seen a dozen times on Saturday morning live-action shows I was so fond of. The result was landing square on my friend’s balled-up fist. You’d think that would be the end of it but you’re oh so wrong.
You see, my friend’s wrist got severely injured from the exchange. Now here I am with a busted lip and him with a lightly sprained wrist. So do we stop? Of course not. We proceed to then shadow karate in front of each other in the hopes one of us would fall back in utter defeat from the thought of physical harm or embarrassment, whichever of the two came first. This went on until finally we were separated by an adult.
Our mothers were told of this transgression and they both couldn’t help but laugh at how stupid we were. I sum it up to being kid, but even now I see it as me being so dense as to think shit from TV works in real life.
So, what stories do you guys have where you were embarrassed to hell or got your ass waxed? I will post some fight stories later on of how I got my ass handed to me just to keep this thread going.