Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Skipping School

 
I sent this as a comment to one of my blog peeps (Blueeyedtawni) in response to her post about some parents accidentally catching their kids skipping school.

I’m not proud of this – well not totally – but back when I was single, and at my lowest point in life, I was dating a married woman with three kids (2 boys and a bitch…uh…girl.)

She had left the husband and they were living with me. One day the boys skipped school. I worked the third shift back then so I was home, and mama was off, hiding from her hubby.

One day the boys skipped school and the school called. We went looking for them and found them on their bicycles. Every time I tried to walk up to them, they would ride off laughing. I did this four or five times. I finally said fuck it.

I went back to my truck, got my gun and went walking back to where they had stopped and were waiting on me. The mom was scramming for me not to shoot them. Mom’s do that ya know. They don’t dole out discipline but they freak when you try to shoot their kids.

When I got close I told them not of move and showed them the gun. They laughed and said fuck you and took off.

I fired two shots that hit beside their bikes. They both fell off the bikes and was pleading for me not to shoot them. I wanted to, I really, really wanted to, but I didn’t.

I made them load the bikes in the back of the truck and took them home. I got the bikes and a sledge hammer, beat the wheels into squares, and took the chains and locked them in my glove compartment.

I told them to never cut class again and to never, ever run from me. I told them I would not beat them as their dad did, and I would talk straight with them. They didn’t skip again!

But me and mom started having problems because, when it came down to it, she was a sleazy whore. Now don’t get me wrong. I like a little sleazy whore sometimes. But she was the real thing. She went back to her husband. She was just using me to make him jealous.

Epilog! About three years later her daughter was kill by a drink driver who ran up on the sidewalk. Now her oldest son is in jail and the other boy is a druggy.

She did me a favor by going back to the low life scumbag drunk. I move on and up, got a better life and never looked back - ‘till Blueeyedtwani reminded me of that time in my life.
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9 comments:

Southern (in)Sanity said...

Sounds like those kids should have learned a little more from your moment of discipline.

For what it's worth, I'm glad she went back to her ex too - for your sake.

Coffeypot said...

SiS, Me, too. I saw her on TV during the interview about her daughter and I could not believe I had ever been involved with her. I heard she even tried to make money off the death by giving speeches. No one wanted her.

blueeyedtawni said...

yeah but remember being reminded sometimes makes you appreciate your woman even more now :)
hugs!

Coffeypot said...

Twani, yep. I haven't had to grab the old scatter, gun not once.

AirmanMom said...

ahhhh...the chapters we have written! Thanks for sharing this little glimpse of coffeypot...yep, a bit of a hothead, but a guy with a huge heart!
Excellent post!
~AM

Coffeypot said...

AM, thanks. We all mellow with age. My temper once was one where I'd blow up and am immediately be sorry for all the hurt, damage and blood loss.

Marni said...

You never told me this story! WOW...

Glad Mom was the only one that caught me skipping!

Daffy said...

Were you a good shot or just lucky?

Coffeypot said...

Marni, you may not have met her. It was Velma and it was when I lived in Cooper Lake Apts.

Daffy, hell yes I was a good shot. It was just hard not to miss.