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nil  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Outsize Influence of Your Middle-School Friends

    Around 2 a.m., it struck the boys as a great idea to sneak out of the house where they were hanging out, run to the nearby home of a girl one of the boys liked, and throw pebbles at her window. But they didn’t just wake the girl. They set off the burglar alarm in her house. Then, when a police car showed up, they scattered and ran—a potentially more dangerous offense. When pressed later by his father to account for what he was thinking, Ben said, “That’s the problem—I wasn’t.”

I would be more surprised if they didn't run. Fuck the police.

Also it seems "risk-taking adolescent behaviour" is a lot more mellow these days.

mk  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It’s funny, almost the exact same situation, and we didn’t run. We had split a bottle of wine though, and the cops were almost right on us before we realized it.

nil  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I had a theory once that the universe gives you a free pass to get away with whatever you want when you're in high school.

Never threw pebbles at a girl's window, but we did throw 7/11 slurpees at this kid Tyler's window every day for a month. My friends also stole the bench outside 7/11 and dropped it in front of his front door. That was before his mother threatened to call the caps. He had refused to return the Game Boy he "borrowed" from my brother, hence the angst.

kleinbl00  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I had a theory once that the universe gives you a free pass to get away with whatever you want when you're in high school.

I dunno, man. We opted out of a party that sounded lame only to discover that five different police agencies arrested 130 teenagers and charged them all with MIP... over four cases of Miller Lite 45 minutes up a dirt road. Granted, that was the weekend after we were at a party in Dallas where someone broke into their dad's sandwich shop, we ran from the cops, and once they discovered we weren't wanted by anyone didn't even call our parents despite being a thousand miles away from the addresses on our licenses. They did make us wait two hours while they lectured everyone in the building (including our ride) about the dangers of demon drink.

I had to pick my sister up from the police station because she and her friends decided to make a campfire at a playground. But I also successfully evaded the cops for an evening when another friend trashed a convenience store and beat the shit out of the cashier for being gay (yes, that was the last time we hung out). I think it's the luck of the draw.

nil  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Fair. I was at a party in grade 11 where the cops showed up but they were just looking for some kid who violated his probation. Didn't even pour the beer out or nothin'.

We did roll up blasting Circle of Life and dancing by the car before setting a Christmas tree on fire in the basketball court. Never got caught - and that blaze was like 100ft high.

mk  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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