starlord wrote:you know what gets me with stuff like this is that 90 some percent of the guys that age are doing it, so it blows my mind that they would harass this kid about it.
A couple of weeks ago I was wearing my Atari Asteroids t-shirt that says, "Get your rocks off." Now the kid is 15 and not stupid, but he asks me what that means, so I make the hand gesture and he does that ewww that's so gross. You've got to be sick to do that.
The ironic part is, he had stayed at his older sisters house a month before and later my niece received a bill for a pay per view porn that he watched after everybody went to bed. Not only did he watch it, but when she called to question it, she found out he had rewound three different parts at least five times each. This was one of those things that us "grown ups" all knew about and chuckled. I mean come one, boys will be boys, right?
But when he did that matcho bullshit, I nearly called him on that incident. But I kept my mouth shut.
Wow, that was a long and rambling story. LOL!
That may be a 'dad' thing, though - kids that age don't like to hear or think about stuff like that from their parents.
And you're right, of course - the kids who tormented the guy they caught were just trying to be cool. The problem with Andy was that he desperately wanted to be one of the popular kids, or at least accepted by them. What happened just knocked him for six.
Having said that, I understand that he's got a brilliant career now, not to mention a great family. He's a bureau chief for Reuters. I have no idea what happened to the guys who tormented him, but I like to think they lead boring-ass lives now.