Friday, October 10, 2008

Stories from my youth - Part 1

I got the idea from BusyDad when sharing a story with him about stupid things kids do. He made a really interesting observation...wouldn't that make an interesting blog post. You would.

Stories From Youth - Part 1
Back in high school, I really was a geek. I loved science and math. Only the truly geeky really signed up for things like "The Science Olympiad." I jumped at the chance!

The best and the brightest geeks from my school participated in a one day olympiad that featured many interesting competitions in many science disciplines. I seemed to excel in events that were multi-disciplined and required a certain amount of coordination.

But this isn't why I'm writing this. You see the reason I am sharing this with you is to teach you that while a teenager maybe capable of getting straight A's in school, scoring nearly a perfect score on both the SAT and the ACT, a teenage boy is, in the end, still just a teenage boy.

A member of our team and a future top 10 graduate demonstrated to the entire group just to what level of stupidity any teenage boy is capable of reaching. In a moment of sheer boredom, he whips open a pixie stick that he had in his bag, tears off the end and empties the contents into a pile on the tray attached to the stadium seats, grabs a card from his wallet and proceeds to turn the pile of sugar and citric acid in to long lines.

Yes folks, this future All-American scholar snorted the contents of his pixie stick up his nose.

After several minutes of shaking and his eyes producing copious amounts of tears - he gains control and says to the people around him "Oh crap, that burns."

Never underestimate the level of stupidity that can be reached by any teenage boy.


Weaselmomma said...

Dude, you mean everybody hasn't done that at least once? Did I just type that out loud. Let's just pretend I never admitted to anything.

The Father of Five said...

We had one of the "trouble-makers" (you know.. the ones you know will end up in jail someday (and actually did)) do something similar... He used green jello.

We were in sixth grade, and in a private school.

The fact that he "snorted" jello powder was a HUGE controversy!

His nose ran green (greener than a persons nose is supposed to run) for the rest of the day...

dmarks said...

The pixie stix thing: Didn't John Belushi start out that way?