This is not a repost of the 6/6/08 but calls out my second encounter with
the youngsters of CR while Frisbee golfing.
A couple of buddies and I were playing the Shaver Park disc golf course
yesterday after work. At our second hole in, we noticed a little kid (6 or 7
MAYBE) walking back trying to find his Frisbee. One friend of mine said they
spotted a blue disc on a log so this kid promptly walked towards it to
retrieve it, this is besides the point I'm trying to convey. So, we were
about to finish the hole when we heard this obnoxious woman yelling. She
looked to be in her mid 20s screaming at her son "Don't you F*$%ing throw
your Frisbee backwards!!! Pick up the F#%$ing disc and get your little @$$
back here you piece of $h!t." Now we have all had our down days where
mindless things tend to set us off a little bit but to be screaming this in
a public park at a young child is a little intense for me. Now I'm not the
guy to intervene when someone is yelling so all I did was talk loud enough
for them to hear (hopefully) and maybe they would get the hint. The
remainder of the holes we played behind this group the young kid was just
carrying his disc with his head down. This kid is going to have, and already
has, a rough life.
The group of young parents and little kid left after they finished the hole.
We kept on walking and found ourselves coming up on this ragged old man with
missing teeth and several tattoos. We came up to him and he seemed a bit on
edge. He introduced himself as shoeless and a quick friend of mine responded
"you must be a Joe". This man had a really nice pair of sandals on,
expensive Frisbee golf bag, over 20 discs, and a pretty sweet mp3 setup, not
the best nickname for someone that, at first glance, is well off with his
ammenities. He invited himself to play in our party and we went on our way.
Just in front of him we noticed a large group. One old man in his 40s and
several kids under the age of 18, shirtless with one of the teens was
wearing a robe. Quite the sight for the blazing sunny day yesterday...
About half way through the course our friend shoeless decided to smoke one
of his cigars which had the faint aroma of wackiness to it. Our group
promptly raised their noses and caught whiff of this, raised their brow to
one another and continued on the hole.
So I teed off this hole and had an awesome shot which made it close to the
basket. I then waited for the other 5 to attempt to match my stellar shot.
My partner and I started walking towards my disc when he noticed a teen bend
over, pick something up and stick it in his pants... My doubles partner said
"dude, I think he snagged your disc..." We picked up speed and noticed the
teen started walking faster and faster away. I asked the two girls he was
with if this kid picked up my disc. They said they didn't think so and that
he was looking for his own disc. I started to yell to this kid and he kept
on walking. I finally got mad and started to talk a bit more stern towards
this punk. After denying it for a good 5 minutes, he took the disc from his
pants and asked if it was mine. It was! This kid had the nerve to pick up my
disc right in front of me and try to steal it... What the heck is going on
in this world where someone can't go to a public park and play a game
without having to worry about his stuff being taken from him?!? I don't
remember even thinking of doing something like this when I was younger...
Mid 20s mom swearing at her 6 year old
Shoeless Joe inviting himself to play on our doubles match and rallying his
40 year old man playing Frisbee with teens that had their shirt off and one
wearing a robe
Teenager punk stealing my disc.
Young People part Deux/Shaver a bit Shady for sure! This all happened
between 445 and 630, it wasn't even dark before these rats came out.