Posts Tagged ‘violence’

Burning Issues of the Day

April 20th, 2012

I was walking along Pearl Street the other day, by the liquor store.  Just ahead of me was a skinny, pimply, late adolescent in bermuda shorts and a white teeshirt on a skateboard.  Coming towards us was a big fat kid in a hoodie, about college age but something told me he was a townie, and his friend, a kid only slightly less weedy than the skateboarder.  As they passed me, the big guy said to this friend, “Whenever I see a kid on a skateboard, I want to punch him.  Is that weird?”

Please discuss among yourselves.  For extra credit, what would Dante have to say about this impulse?