It was a funny phone conversation. The kid with his big mouth which has been known to go on and on indefinitely — mostly funny stuff for sure. The grownup amused like usual, with a big grin on his face, smiling and cracking up. The kid all bravado and brawn, puffed up — and the adult somewhat indifferent but enjoying himself nonetheless. Being that it was a serious conversation made it all the more telling.
“So, what have you been doing?”
“Well I’m right pissed. I planned on going out but I don’t have a front bumper, some girl smashed into my car last night, and I gotta get that fixed first.”
“Oh, okay. So you’re just gonna sit there at home? What have you been doing all day then?”
“Yeh and I’m bored as shit— at least gettin some puss and smokin all my green.”
“Uh huh,” pausing, “Well that’s the way you roll, right?”
“Yeh it was with the girl who hit my car.”
“Oh Jesus,” laughing. “Is that right?”
“Yeh buddy I didn’t even try she came on to me, I swear!”
The kid wasn’t hard to encourage. But the adult looked at the clock on his Samsung. He knew he didn’t have enough time to hear the whole story. He had places to go and people to see. Things to do. Besides the whole story could take all day, weaved in with many many other stories too.
No time to indulge.
“Okay okay, fine fine. Glad you’re getting ass and smashing cars and smoking weed. I’m PROUD OF YA!!!”
“I’m not proud. The smashin’s gonna leave a dent in my pocket for a while.”