about me #3…

When I was a little kid, I misunderstood a conversation between my parents and thought that we were broke. Like live in a cardboard box broke. And not a fancy cardboard box, like the ones that would have been used to transport fancy pieces of European furniture with far too many consonants in their name. A few days later was my first cub scout meeting. When we got to the part where they told us how much the uniforms cost (like $30?) I was sure that it would bankrupt my family completely — and that maybe someone would try to make me eat Spam. (!!!) So, I decided that I wasn’t going to join, even though I really wanted to make and race the little bastard cars. I told various people that I didn’t want to join because I’d have to wear that scarf.

And shockingly they bought it, even though it should have been obvious to EVERYONE that I would have rocked the shit out of that kerchief-looking son of a bitch.

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  1. jazz says:

    so is this slowly turning into a very long 100 things list?

  2. Peter says:

    If it does, you’ll love it.

    And you’ll memorize all of them.

    Actually Wanderlust tagged me to do one of those 8 things dealies. This seems like a sneaky way to do it.

  3. fear.of.landing says:

    The Boy Scouts don’t make you eat Spam?

  4. Scottsdale Girl says:

    Spam is the work of the debil. Gag.

    And I am pretty sure the words “I ROCK and Kerchief” are illegal to use in the same sentence

  5. Airam says:

    I think it’s sweet that you gave up your dream to pinch a few pennies.

  6. Peter says:

    fear.of.landing: I may never know. *sniffle*

    scottsdale girl: il… legal? The law has always been a bit of a grey area for me.

    airam: Why thank you. Personally I think it was just the beginning of a long trend of me making unilateral decisions based on what I thought was best for others. This includes break-ups and what I think people SHOULD want for Xmas. I like your answer better!

  7. Caitlyn says:

    I think that’s adorable. What did you misunderstand?

    And if it makes you feel any better, I got kicked out of Girl Scouts. She ruined my paper crane, I punched her. Apparently that’s not the way Girl Scouts solve their problems…

  8. Peter says:

    cait: I am not exactly sure. I recall two such misunderstandings around that time. One involved me hearing my folks talking about another family and thinking it was us. And the other was me having a VERY much incorrect idea about what a mortgage was.

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