Wednesday, February 04, 2009

365 # 149: William T.

You told me that your mom worked at Tenneco. I found this utterly confusing since your mom was this proper little British woman who would not have looked out of place taking tea with the queen. I simply couldn't picture her wearing overalls with her name embroidered on the front, pumping gas and wiping windows. Later I figured out that you meant she worked in a tall building downtown, not some gas station on the corner. You were the first kid I knew who used words like "maaaan" and "dude." I told you that only cool people were supposed to use words like that, and you declared "I am! I am cool!" So awesome to have been so sure of your own coolness by first grade.

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